Big Changes with BigY: Updates on Y-DNA Testing
Andrew Hochreiter

APRIL 28, SUNDAY, 3 pm

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  • The use of Y-DNA results is critical to the research of the patrilinear line.
  • This involves the identification of the father’s father’s (and so on) ancestral heritage.
  • The presentation will discuss the basics of the Y chromosome, the types of markers used, and how results help find male relatives.
  • The Rolls Royce of Y-DNA tests is the BigY 700 test offered by Family Tree DNA (FTDNA).
  • This product launched a tsunami of discoveries of Y-DNA mutations that enabled this test to be valuable to track male relativity in genealogically relevant timeframes.
  • FTDNA implemented many new “Discover” tools to analyze BigY results making this test the ultimate paternal line research aide.
  • Learn about these new tools and how they can benefit surname projects and paternal research.


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