What does the Big Y DNA test tell you?
As the name suggests, the Big Y test examines DNA on the Y chromosome, which only men have. You can use Y-DNA to sort out genealogical problems in your paternal line or involving surnames (since surnames follow paternal lines in most cultures).
How far does Ftdna go back?
myOrigins results are your personal genetic ancestry that reflects the last 100 to 2,000 years (about four to 80 generations).
What does Big Y STR differences mean?
The Big Y-500 STR Differences column is spurring all the recent interest. The higher number is obviously the number of markers beyond 111 that can be compared. These are the markers where neither compared participant has a no-call. It is the smaller number, however, that is generating a bit of disagreement.
How long does it take to get results from Familytreedna?
2 to 4 weeks
Result processing times: Family Finder results typically take 2 to 4 weeks. mtDNA results typically take 6 to 8 weeks. Y-DNA results typically take 3 to 6 weeks.
How many generations does Y DNA go back?
How many generations does a Y-DNA test go back? Y-DNA testing can tell us information about our ancient direct-line paternal ancestors going back as far as about 60,000-100,000 years, similar to mtDNA testing, and can help us learn about recent direct-line paternal ancestors going back as far as about 1,000 years.
How long do Big Y results take?
6 to 10 weeks
Big Y-700 – 6 to 10 weeks. SNP Packs – 6 to 8 weeks. Individual SNPs – 6 to 8 weeks. Warrior Gene – 6 to 8 weeks.
How accurate is Family Tree DNA?
Of all the DNA testing companies, FamilyTreeDNA does not score very strong marks from its users. In fact, both 23andMe and AncestryDNA score much higher marks for their genealogical services.