• You should test more Y-chromosome DNA short tandem repeat (STR) markers when you wish to compare additional markers against others with similar results. They will refine your matches for genealogical purposes. It does not increase the number of

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  • What is the probability that my relative and I share enough autosomal DNA for testing to detect?

    If your relationship is within recent generations (2nd cousins or more recent relatives), testing is almost sure to detect your

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  • If your Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) match is not on your Family Finder match list, it may be that the match did not take the Family Finder test. Matches do not work across databases. You may check this on your Y-DNA match list by looking for FF or

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  • The Daughters of the American Revolution now accepts Y-DNA evidence in support of new member applications and supplemental applications. In addition, you can save $30 on a Y-DNA 37 marker test at Family Tree DNA if you order your test through

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  • Here's a link to a blog at Family Tree Magazine that discusses the merits of Y-DNA versus autosomal DNA testing:

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