Using your results from previous testing, gives you a report on the Y chromosome type received from your father. We can use the Y-STR markers from a test you took at any other company to prepare this customized and personalized report on your male line.
Your father’s haplotype is searched in several Y chromosome resources to find males descended from the same male ancestor as you within about the past 500 years. Your report includes a world heat-map of the distribution of your haplotype showing where genetic cousins live today.
Your report is delivered to you by email within about two weeks. It includes:
Select hard copy if you wish to receive a mailed paper report in addition to email.
Order an informative report on the basis of your Y chromosome results from another lab.
Includes bonus publication: Donald N. Yates and Elizabeth C. Hirschman, “DNA Haplotyping and Diversity: An Anthropogenealogical Method for Researching Lineages and Family Ethnicity,” International Journal of the Humanities 2 (2006) 2043-55.
Paper published in the Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Los Angeles, Calif., July 6-9, 2004. Download.
Abstract: Emerging only in the last four to five years, anthropogenealogy combines genealogy and surname studies with DNA analysis and population genetics. Described here in one of the first papers on the subject is a method for determining the geopolitical connections and deep history of an individual’s lineage. An overview of genetics-and-genealogy begins with Skorecki et al.’s seminal publication on the chromosomes of Jewish priests. In 2000, N. Brent Kennedy became the first person to investigate his full ancestry through DNA haplotyping. There are two main approaches. One determines the father’s lineage by testing DNA material on relevant sites of the Y-chromosome. The other uses a certain region of the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA to assemble the mutations characteristic of different female lineages. Matches for any given Y chromosomal haplotype can be found in the Y-STR Haplotype Reference Database. Mitochondrial mutations are reported in a similar concordance using the Cambridge Reference Sequence.
Two brief case studies illustrate the steps researchers can take to explore either of these lines. In most regions of the world, males passed surnames as well as property, titles, and socio-economic class. Hence, male haplotyping can be a valuable tool for determining historical relationships. MtDNA haplotyping derives its interest from the fact that it is often the mother who instils values of culture, religion and education. Combining DNA analysis with the study of Scottish history — particularly records of medieval and early modern guilds and cemeteries of Aberdeen and Glasgow — the authors have used male haplotyping to suggest that many of Scotland’s founding lineages from the Norman period were likely Jewish families from the Continent. In summary, DNA haplotyping opens a new avenue to exploring race and ethnicity in history. In genealogy, it offers a way of overcoming brick walls and supplementing mute records. By revealing the interrelatedness of all human diversity around the world, anthropogenealogy can also be a potent force for promoting tolerance and peace.