I am only looking to find the correct surname line prior to 1836. I hit a brick wall in my research so we had my brothers Y-DNA tested, thinking that would fill in some blanks. Little did I know I'd need to be a genius to figure this stuff out. Is there a 'simple' way to find such information using the Y results? I'm not concerned with lineage from 10,000 years ago, or matches of 10th cousins, etc. Just want to fill in the correct great great grandfather on our tree and move on from there. Is there help for someone with as little knowledge as I have?