Take a deeper dive into Y-DNA with genetic genealogist Diahan Southard. She has made it her life’s mission to be the expert in understanding how DNA can help us with our family history research. Diahan really knows her stuff, you won’t want to miss this one. Diahan Southard’s website and courses are found here. https://www.yourdnaguide.com/ref/6/ (affiliate)
In this episode, Diahan took my research question/problem (the mystery of a missing great great grandfather) using the Y-DNA of one of my cousins and broke it down so we all can learn more about what is in our Y-DNA results and how it can help us with our genealogy.
We also took a look at the autosomal DNA (like you would find at AncestryDNA) for comparison.
Lastly, we talked about what the next steps should be to help resolve this family history mystery.
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2:20 Example ancestor with uncertain paternity
4:05 Why Y-DNA is a great tool
5:06 Must test at Family Tree DNA
5:30 Can’t transfer results
6:16 The 37 marker Y-DNA test and explanation
13:06 How to identify generation of connection
15:20 Constructing a pedigree chart
18:17 Mutations and what they mean
19:45 Excel to identify mutations
21:45 Educated guess on a generation of connection
23:25 Helpful when beyond autosomal DNA
24:00 Autosomal DNA compared to Y-DNA
25:05 Chart of all DNA cousins from all sources
32:00 “Ask the wife” strategy
34:00 Think about all possibilities
40:55 Is this ever solvable?
44:27 Signing up for Diahan’s course
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