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Paternal Lineage Test

A man's direct paternal lineage is the line that follows his father's paternal ancestry. This line consists entirely of men. A man's Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is the same or very similar to his father's Y-DNA, his grandfather's Y-DNA, his great grandfather's Y-DNA and so forth back in time. It offers a clear, unambiguous path from him to a known or likely direct paternal ancestor. Here is a chart that illustrates the paternal ancestry.

Y-DNA Inheritance Diagram

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