This basic class will introduce you to Y-DNA and how it is used in genealogy. Y-DNA testing is the process of getting your Y-Chromosome results for comparing with other testers. The Y-DNA test offers males a clear path from you to a known or likely direct paternal ancestor(s). The course will also show how women can use the test by recruiting a father, brother, cousin or uncle to do the test.
This self-paced 3-week course will show you how to find other people who shared an ancestor on your (or another relative's) paternal line. It will introduce you to the results and tools that allow you to analyze your Y-DNA. This class focuses on Y-DNA tests from FTDNA only. For more information on Y-DNA testing at FTDNA, see Y-DNA Ordering and Taking Test.
- Genealogists wanting to confirm a paternal line
- Families wanting to prove or disprove relationships
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