Did you know that all Y chromosome STR tests are still useful in WikiTree?

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WikiTree can use Y-DNA results from: Family Tree DNA, YSEQ, Genebase, African AncestryYoogene or defunct Y-DNA tests from: Gene TreeDNA HeritageRelative GeneticsSMGF, Ancestry, Family Genetics, EthnoAncestryOxford Ancestors, Paternity ExpertsGenographic Project (Nat Geo 1.0), and Family Tree DNA affiliates: iGENEA, Genera, DNA Ancestry and Family Origin, and AfricanDNA 

See a comparison of the STRs tests by many of those labs:  http://www.gendna.net/ydnacomp.htm

To use your results in WikiTree, you should add them to mitoYDNA.org (automated upload for Family Tree DNA, Ancestry, or YSEQ, and manual entry for the rest).  

Then enter your mitoYDNA ID at 


I welcome any questions.  Most sincerely,

in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (539k points)
edited by Peter Roberts

Hey, Peter. Just a note before someone asks or becomes confused: the chart shown at www.gendna.net/ydnacomp.htm saw its last update a bit over eight years ago, and the "Advanced" Y-STR panel testing shown for Family Tree DNA is defunct. The confusion may come in because the chart shows "Advanced" Panels 1 through 9. The way FTDNA now refers to as their Y-STR panels is:

  • Panel 1 (STR markers 1-12)
  • Panel 2 (markers 13-25)
  • Panel 3 (markers 26-37)
  • Panel 4 (markers 38 through 67 inclusive)
  • Panel 5 (markers 68 through 111 inclusive)
  • Panel 6 (markers 112 through 561 inclusive; provided by BigY-500 and BigY-700 testing)
  • Panel 7 (markers 562 through 838 inclusive; provided only by BigY-700 testing)
Thank you.  

The good thing is that all "838" STRs tested by FTDNA can be uploaded to mitoYDNA and stored there.  For now, mitoYDNA only does comparisons and matching on up to their standard 111 STRs.
Seriously? Ancestry doesn't test beyond 46 markers? I had no idea!
46 markers is Ancestry’s Y-DNA test which they discontinued.     They now test autosomal DNA (and X chromosomes which they don’t report).
well then it seems the "matches" and "groupings" that many have through Ancestry are not really valid, just random hook ups and guesses, my opinion. I prefer to see the data which I can do at FT.

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