Results in Ysearch
If you had a Y DNA test done several years
ago through Ancestry.com, your results for Marker Y-GATA-H4 have probably not
been restated in the new protocol. If this Marker shows a result over 14, it has
not been restated with the new protocol. Therefore, to enter your Y-GATA-H4
result into Ysearch, you must subtract 15 from the result that Ancestry.com
shows for Y-GATA-H4. For example, if Ancestry.com shows a 28, you would subtract
15, which would result in 13. The 13 would be entered at Ysearch. The highest
value Y-GATA-H4 reported under the new protocol is 14.
Haplogroup Pie Charts
A recent enhancement to
provides a pie chart display of the percentages for each Haplogroup associated
with the records in the Ysearch.org database. To view the Ysearch
Haplogroup Distribution graph, from the main page of Ysearch.org, click the tab
Statistics in the upper right of the screen, and then click the selection
Ysearch Haplogroup Distribution.
This new pie chart shows the percentage for
each Haplogroup in the Ysearch database, based on the Family Tree DNA
proprietary Haplogroup prediction system. The proprietary Haplogroup
prediction system compares each of the Y-DNA results in Ysearch.org to the
Haplogroup Prediction database at Family Tree DNA, and then predicts a
Haplogroup for the Y-DNA result.
The percentage distribution for each
Haplogroup shown on the pie chart does not necessarily represent the percentages
of those Haplogroups in the world population. The pie chart represents the
percentages for each Haplogroup for the records in the Ysearch.org
database. The records in the Ysearch.org database most likely have a
sampling bias, since most of the people who have utilized DNA testing for
genealogy are of Western European origin. In addition, some Surname
Projects uploaded all their participants to Ysearch.org, while other Surname
Projects only uploaded one person per Y-DNA result. The database results
would not represent the world population for these reasons.
Significant Enhancements Have Been
(based on Facts & Genes article,
Volume 3, Issue 5)
has been enhanced so that the location for your most distant male ancestor can
be entered using latitude and longitude coordinates. Once the coordinates
for your most distant ancestor are entered, your most distant ancestor will
become a pin on the new HaploMap, which is described below.
It is important to update your Ysearch
record with this information. Please take a moment now and add this
information. Follow the directions in the section below, titled Ysearch:
Update for Latitude/Longitude. The directions include a link to a web site
where you can look up the latitude and longitude coordinates for your ancestral
Ysearch now provides a new tool called HaploMap. The
HaploMap displays a pin on a map of Europe for the location of each most distant
ancestor for a Haplogroup, as long as the latitude and longitude coordinates
have been entered.
These maps are quite interesting, and can be a useful tool
for genealogists. Make sure your ancestor is represented on the HaploMap
by following the directions in the article below to add the latitude and
longitude coordinates to your Ysearch record.
The HaploMap currently shows Europe. If your most
distant known ancestor was located somewhere else, they will not appear on the
map, and will appear in the statistics shown below the map, in the category
labeled Users Off Map.
To view the HaploMap, go to:
click the tab "Statistics", click the selection
"Ysearch Haplogroup Distribution". Above the Pie Chart on the page,
after the words "Show the Haplomap for", select a Haplogroup,
and click "Go".
Haplogroup Distribution Pie
The data for the Haplogroup Distribution Pie Chart will be
updated monthly, and the date of last update is shown below the Pie Chart.
Search for Genetic Matches
The Y-Search "Search for Genetic Matches" feature
has been enhanced to include an option to search by Haplotype.
At Ysearch.org, click on the tab "Search for
Genetic Matches". Then click on "click here" to search
by Haplotype. Directions are provided on the Search by Haplotype
page. You enter a string of values for each DYS # and then set the
criteria for the search.
Ysearch: Just Click Upload
Family Tree DNA customers simply click Upload on their
Personal Page, to automatically upload their Y DNA results to Ysearch. If
you then upgrade your Y DNA test, such as from 25 Markers to 37 Markers, the
Upload selection will reappear on your Personal Page, as a reminder to upload
the additional Markers.
Ysearch: Update for
Ysearch has been enhanced so that the location for your
most distant male ancestor can be entered using latitude and longitude
coordinates. It is important to update your Ysearch record with this
information. For Europe, the latitude and longitude coordinates will give your
ancestor a pin on the HaploMap.
Please take a moment now and add this information. Follow
the directions below, which include a link to a site to look up the latitude and
longitude coordinates. Log into your record at Ysearch.org.
For those who don't have a account at
Ysearch.org, if you
tested with Family Tree DNA, go to your Personal Page, and click "Upload
to Ysearch" to create a record at Ysearch.
For those who don't have a account at
Ysearch.org, and you
tested at another vendor, here is the link to first create a record for your
result at Ysearch.org:
On the Edit User page, page down until you see the heading:
Most Distant Known Ancestor. You can enter any information known for your
most distant ancestor. For example, you may not know their Port of Arrival, so
leave that item blank.
Find where there are boxes with the words Latitude and
Longitude on the left. Right below these boxes, click on the link
to look up latitude and longitude". This link will take you to a
site to do the look up.
A new browser window will be opened, which will take you to
the Global Gazetteer site. You most distant ancestors location could be a
village, town, or townland. You want to look up the coordinates for the
most specific location known. You will start your lookup with selecting a
country. Click on your ancestral country. You will then get a list
of regions in that country. If the region for your most distant ancestor
is not on the list, page down the screen to the alphabetic choices at the bottom
of the screen, and click on the letter that represents the first letter of the
name of the city, region, town or village.
Once you have the latitude and longitude coordinates from
the lookup, enter these coordinates in the boxes on the Edit User Page at
The Edit User Page provides space to enter Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds.
Do not enter minus signs. Do not put alphabetic
characters, such as W for West in the boxes. The direction associated with the
Latitude and Longitude is indicated by clicking the small circle to the right of
the boxes where you enter the Degrees. For example, indicate West by
clicking W to the right of the boxes. Then page down the page, and click
Once the coordinates for your most distant ancestor are
entered, your most distant ancestor will become a pin on the HaploMap. To
see the HaploMap and your ancestor's pin, click on the Statistics tab at the top
of the screen. Then click on: "Ysearch Haplogroup Distribution".
The Pie chart on the Haplogroup Distribution page shows the
percentages of each Haplogroup represented in Ysearch. The Haplogroup has either
been determined by a test, called a SNP test, or by a proprietary algorithm
provided by Family Tree DNA. This proprietary algorithm predicts the Haplogroup
based on the results from the first 12 Markers of a Y-DNA test.
To see a map for a Haplogroup, with pins showing the most
distant ancestral location, look above the Haplogroup Pie chart, and select a
Haplogroup where the screen says "Show the HaploMap", and click
On the HaploMap Page, below the HaploMap, are statistics
for the Map, and a place to select another Haplogroup map.
The Haplogroup that accounts for the largest percentage of
the database is R1b, so this map naturally has the most pins.