Did you know you can quickly create a graphic image of a Y-DNA relationship?

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There is now a simple and easy way to create graphic images showing the relationship between Y chromosome testees in WikiTree.  It uses WikiTree, mitoYDNA, and Rob Spencer's cluster utility.  This 3 minute video shows you how


in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (524k points)
edited by Peter Roberts

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Thanks Peter!  Of course these utilities can only return interpretations of Y-DNA relationships informed by STRs. STRs are extremely limited in the relationships suggested by integer counts of mutations regardless of when they actually occur. Endogamy has obscured many of these predicted relationships or estimated branch ages in European populations.  A much better alternative is to test SNPs and use YFull.
by Leake Little G2G6 (9.2k points)
Leake, Any idea why YFull can provide branch ages and FTDNA can not?
Also can you provide examples of how endogamy is obscuring branch ages?
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Wow Peter, that is really cool.  Very easy to follow video, nicely made.  Is it yours?  

Thanks for sharing!
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1m points)

Yes, it is my video.  Several more at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCmmCJdL_NNjbhy2YqPxWrlg

That's great; I'll check them out this weekend!

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