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What is Ysearch?

Ysearch is a public database for Y-DNA haplotypes which helps genealogists determine if two or more males share a male ancestor on their direct paternal line in a genealogical time frame. These results are also useful in inferring the likely geographic origin or ethnicity of a direct paternal line (Native American, African, European, Asian, etc).

Ysearch contains over 130,000 Y-STR haplotypes, at least 85% of which tested with Family Tree DNA, and allows input of Y-DNA results from other DNA testing companies including African Ancestry, AncestryDNA, Oxford Ancestors, GeneBase, GeneTree, Genographic Project (1.0), Relative Genetics, and DNAHeritage.

Ysearch Tips

If have Y-DNA results from Family Tree DNA then you can automatically upload those results to Ysearch. Click on the "Upload to Ysearch" button at the bottom of your Y-DNA Matches page at Family Tree DNA.

If you receive an error message when you tried to upload your Y-DNA results to Ysearch then replace "xyz" at the end of the link below with your Family Tree DNA kit number.

http://www.ysearch.org/search_start.asp?providerkey=xyz

That will provide your Ysearch ID.

Usage on WikiTree

When you enter or edit a yDNA test, the optional field for Ysearch ID will appear.

This should be a combination of five letters or numbers, e.g. D3D3Z.

This is used to construct links to a page on Ysearch.org, e.g. http://www.ysearch.org/lastname_view.asp?viewuid=D3D3Z.



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