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Downloading Y-DNA STR Results

The results from any Y-DNA STR test you take are available to download as a Comma Separated Value (.csv) format file from your FamilyTreeDNA Account. These include STRs from the Y-37, Y-67, and BigY-700. The file is available for download on your Y-STR Results page and can be accessed in a few different ways.

Accessing Y-STR Results 

You can access Y-STR Results from your dashboard or from your navigation bar.

To access from your dashboard:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On your dashboard, locate the Y-DNA Results & Tools widget.
  3. On the Y-DNA Results & Tools widget, click the See More button, and select Y-STR Results Mutations from the list menu.

OR

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On your dashboard, locate the Big Y widget.
  3. On the Big Y widget, click the Y-STR Results button..

To access from your navigation bar:

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, go to Results & Tools > Y-DNA > Y-STR Results.

OR

  1. Sign in to your kit.
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, go to Results & Tools > Big Y > Y-STR Results.

Downloading Your Y-DNA STR Results

To download your Y-DNA STR Results: 

  1. On the Y-DNA Standard Y-STR Values page, scroll to the very bottom of the page.
  2. Click the Orange CSV button to the right of Download on the right-hand side of the page.

Understanding Your SNP Results Download

Your data file will be downloaded to your computer’s default download location, usually your Download folder. It will be in Comma Separated Value (.csv) format and can be opened with Microsoft Excel, Notepad, or other programs. When opened with Microsoft Excel, the data is displayed in two rows. The top row displays the STR names, while the cell directly below reports their numeric value.

When opened with Notepad, the file lists all STR names in a comma-delimited list, followed by their corresponding value in matching order in a comma-delimited list.

Note: This data format does not contain chromosome position information.

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