Intro to Y-DNA Results

Information about the yResults Chart:

The DNA yResults Chart is like a window inside of a window, so you may have to enlarge the picture on your screen in order to view it properly. There are arrows on the right hand side of the window and arrows at the bottom of the window that allow you to scroll up and down and back and forth to view the entire chart.

The Family Groups shown on the DNA yResults Chart have been established through DNA analysis. Their DNA signatures indicate that these Phillips lines are probably not related to each other within a genealogically significant time frame. In other words, these Phillips lines are probably not related since the advent of surnames 600 to 1,000 years ago, which means they are probably the result of unrelated men who independently adopted the surname Phillips.

We have established this independent website to serve as a clearinghouse of Phillips DNA results, regardless of testing company used by the participant. Most of the results in our database come from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). Some of the results come from, some results come from Sorenson Molecular Geneaology Foundation (SMGF), some results come from, and a few results are from various other databases and testing companies. The results from are identified with ANC in the ID of the participant. The results from SMGF are identified with SMGF in the ID of the participant. SMGF requests the following citation when results from their database are extracted: "These data were produced by the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and can be obtained for limited purposes from"

Explanation of the columns in the DNA results chart:

  • Column 1: Kit or Identification Number of Participant
  • Column 2: Earliest Known Ancestor (EKA) of Participant
  • Column 3: Haplogroup of Participant (see descriptions below)
  • Remaining Columns: DNA Test Results showing 12 Marker Test (first 12 markers, called the first panel), 25 Marker Test (markers 13-25, called the second panel), 37 Marker Test (markers 26-37, called the third panel), and 67 Marker Test (markers 38-67, called the fourth panel).

Explanation of the colors and values in the DNA results chart:

Marker values shown in red indicate markers that mutate or change more frequently than usual, marker values shown in purple indicate markers that mutate or change at an average rate and marker values shown in black indicate more stable markers that mutate or change less often. A value of 0 underlined and in blue indicates the lab reported a null value or no result for that marker or that the lab did not test that marker. A yellow background indicates that the Participant's marker value differs from the predominant marker value for the Family Group.

Explanation of the Haplogroups in the DNA results chart:

Haplogroups are roughly equivalent to nationality and are an indication of one's deep ancestry. One good method to start learning about your deep ancestry is by looking at your Haplogroup in conjunction with the Haplogroup Migration Map.

Haplogroups shown in green after the name of the Participant's EKA have been confirmed with a special DNA test called a Deep Clade, Backbone or SNP test.

Haplogroups shown in red after the name of the Participant's EKA have been predicted based on unambiguous results in the Participant's DNA.

Haplogroups shown in black inside parentheses indicate the Participant's haplogroup is predicted with somewhat less confidence. SNP testing is recommended.

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