Trying to find surname line with yDNA 67.

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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?
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For a Y67 test, you'd need another Y67 (or higher) test taker having the same surname, matching with GD 0 or 1 to verify a likely match with a 2nd ggf.

Actually a GD of 1 with Y67 could be many more generations back for MRCA than your 2nd ggf.
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 3 (37.5k points)
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How many matches does your brother have?  Is there a common surname among them?  Is there a surname project you (or he) could join?

It might help to add the tags dna and "y-chromosome" to your question.
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (336k points)

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