Why is my ancestral tree suddenly showing large yDNA gaps

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I am hoping someone can look at my tree and find a permanent solution to the gaps or non-linking of my yDNA test symbols in the tree. I am not speaking of the confirmed with DNA proof symbol, only the blue pointers that no longer exist. They were there before
WikiTree profile: Mark Hough
in Genealogy Help by Mark Hough G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
reopened by Mark Hough
Hi Mark,

Your Y-DNA test appears to be reflected on the profiles of your paternal line ancestors. Can you provide specific examples of the large Y-DNA gaps that you are seeing and the blue pointers that no longer exist?

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If you had DNA connections that have disappeared, it probably means that a connection you had has been changed, either by you or someone else.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (639k points)
If you know where you have a gap, you could check your relationships in that area to see if any changes were made recently.  Maybe contact others that are still connected to see if they have the same issue.
Example; In my son's  [Hough-3018]  tree he shows a ydna link to [Hough-2995] which is his great great grandfather. It is identified graphically with the blue triangle (male lineage) behind the pink one, Whereas mine displays nothing at all. Both profiles are set to "confident". If I go to the pull down menu under any male ancestors i.d., and I select "relationship to me", it shows everything as it was. When I initially took the yDNA test it fully propagated the male line without a single generational gap. Now it has changed to displaying only two people. That's what makes it confusing.

Thanks again,

I am not sure what report you are looking at.

On one family tree that shows 5 generations, it only has the colored indication on the last generation shown, none of the intermediate generations.  

On the DNA confirmation, it shows the blue Y for your paternal side for both of you.
Hi Mark,

The blue triangle to which you're referring in your son's 5-generation tree is not a graphic indication of a yDNA link between your son and his 2g grandfather. That blue triangle just indicates that his tree continues with his 3g grandfather. Similarly, the pink triangle indicates that his tree continues with his 3g grandmother. You can click either of those triangles to go to the family tree of your son's 2g grandfather to see more of your son's ancestors in that part of his tree. Some of your 2g grandparents also have the blue and pink triangles. That just indicates that your tree continues beyond them. Hope that helps!

Can you explain where you are seeing that "it has changed to displaying only two people"?

It could be a mixup in my thinking or maybe memory...sad.  hope it's not both. Thank's. I will need to come back to the DNA portion of Wikitree when I have a bit more time. Start from scratch. I would rather work up to speed on things I am comfortable with for the moment and get back to it later. Thanks to all!

No problem, probably just doing a bunch of things like the rest of us!!

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