How are we all related?

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We are all related.  If you can connect to the One World Tree in WikiTree then WikiTree's relationship finder shows you how.  Not all of us can make that connection.

Another way to see your relationship is if you (or your father/brother) have taken a Y-DNA test and joined Family Tree DNA's WikiTree DNA Project.  The following uses WikiTree member Rob Spencer's clustering tool which is available at mitoYDNA.org.

It shows the relationship of the earliest known direct paternal line ancestors (who should be in WikiTree) of Y-DNA37 tested males in FTDNA's WikiTree DNA Project.

Click once (and then again) on the graphic to enlarge.  tMRCA above means time to the Most Recent direct paternal line Common Ancestor.

If you or your relative has taken a Y-DNA37 (or higher) test and their earliest known direct paternal line ancestor is in WikiTree then join them to the FTDNA's WikiTree DNA Project.  Then I can create a revised chart in a week or so.

Here is the relationship of the earliest known direct maternal line ancestors in WikiTree of mtDNA testees who are in FTDNA's WikiTree DNA Project.

I would like to figure out how to easily do this for all Y-DNA and mtDNA testees who have their mitoYDNA ID in WikiTree.  Ideas?

in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
edited by Peter Roberts
"If you can connect to the One World Tree in WikiTree then WikiTree's relationship finder shows you how"

A small point 20th cousin once removed, is that Connected has a special meaning at wikitree, and connecting to the main tree doesn't mean the people are related. I'm connected to my sister's husband's sister for example. That's not related.
Hello Kurt, WikiTree has both a "Relationship Finder" and a "Connection Finder".  The relationship finder shows if you have a common ancestor.  The connection finder shows if you have a connection (including by marriage). Sincerely,

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It is unreadable for me, on my Chrome (older model) Notebook -- but it looks very interesting -- clicking on it to enlarge made it way too large to read (for me)   -- if there was a web page it was displayed on I might be able to see it 

But, thank you for the information. I do not doubt many others at WT have the devices that they can use to read this display

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (491k points)
+7 votes
Wow, that's a super cool graphic, Peter.

How did you create this? I'd love to do one for my tree/DNA test as well.
by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (321k points)

Instructions are at http://scaledinnovation.com/gg/yClustering.html

If you have taken a Y-DNA or mtDNA test then please add it to mitoYDNA.org and then add your mitoYDNA ID to your DNA Tests page in WikiTree. Also join FTDNA's WikiTree DNA Project.

+6 votes
When making trees of genes and proteins for molecular evolution, I use a great program called FigTree that probably could be adapted for people.   You can find here:

http://tree.bio.ed.ac.uk/software/figtree/

It accepts a few different file formats but I think the preferred input file is the Newick format (.nwk)
by Michael Schell G2G6 Mach 3 (34.7k points)

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