Free Y DNA Webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars

I just finished recording a new, updated Y DNA webinar, “Wringing Every Drop out of Y DNA” for Legacy Family Tree Webinars and it’s available for viewing now.

This webinar is packed full of information about Y DNA testing. We discuss the difference between STR markers, SNPs and the Big Y test. Of course, the goal is to use these tests in the most advantageous way for genealogy, so I walk you through each step. There’s so much available that sometimes people miss critical pieces!

FamilyTreeDNA provides a wide variety of tools for each tester in addition to advanced matching which combines Y DNA along with the Family Finder autosomal test. Seeing who you match on both tests can help identify your most recent common ancestor! You can order or upgrade to either or both tests, here.

During this 90 minute webinar, I covered several topics.

There’s also a syllabus that includes additional resources.

At the end, I summarized all the information and show you what I’ve done with my own tree, illustrating how useful this type of testing can be, even for women.

No, women can’t test directly, but we can certainly recruit appropriate men for each line or utilize projects to see if our lines have already tested. I provide tips and hints about how to successfully accomplish that too.

Free for a Limited Time

Who doesn’t love FREE???

The “Squeezing Every Drop out of Y DNA” webinar is free to watch right now, and will remain free through Wednesday, October 14, 2020. On the main Legacy Family Tree Webinar page, here, just scroll down to the “Webinar Library – New” area to see everything that’s new and free.

If you’re a Legacy Farmily Tree Webinar member, all webinars are included with your membership, of course. I love the great selection of topics, with more webinars being added by people you know every week. This is the perfect time to sign up, with fall having arrived in all its golden glory and people spending more time at home right now.

More than 4000 viewers have enjoyed this webinar since yesterday, and I think you will too. Let’s hope lots of people order Y DNA tests so everyone has more matches! You just never know who’s going to be the right match to break down those brick walls or extend your line back a few generations or across the pond, perhaps.

You can view this webinar after October 14th as part of a $49.95 annual membership. If you’d like to join, click here and use the discount code ydna10 through October 13th.

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11 thoughts on “Free Y DNA Webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars

  1. I followed your link but did not see “Webinar Library – New” under the Webinar Library dropdown. Am I looking in the wrong place?

  2. Hi Roberta, Thanks so much for the excellent webinar! I paid for my nonagenarian father’s Big Y-700 about a year ago (I also paid for his FF and mtDNA – ditto the latter 2 for my nonagenarian mother). My father never had any sons nor brothers. His father and uncles have long passed. I gave a FF kit to a half second cousin hoping that he’d later do one of the Y tests, but he got cold feet and returned the FF kit to me. What made it worse was that I sent it registered post from Aus to the UK so that cost another $25 for shipping on top of the shipping to Aus.
    Despite doing the Big Y-700 dad only has matches at the 12 marker level. He has over 25 matches with GD 0 none have his surname.
    The Tip report for his first match in GD order states –

    Generations Percentage
    4 33.57%
    8 55.88%
    12 70.69%
    16 80.53%
    20 87.07%
    24 91.41%

    His surname is Adams, beyond his Adams ancestor b. 10 Aug 1844 – Shelby County, Tennessee, his ancestors are private. I didn’t hear what you said about the % how far back do I need to go to find their shared ancestor? All dad’s paternal Y ancestors were from Essex, England with the exception of his father who was born in London, England. Essex is a long way from Tennessee!

    Sadly, dad’s not interested in any of his DNA because his father abandoned his family when dad was 18 months old, he’s also not a geeky person so he wouldn’t be able to help me figure out the SNPs and Str stuff.

    Do I just try to build the trees of dad’s matches? From the genealogical and autosomal perspective, we’ve all hit a brick wall with dad’s MRCA on his Y line born about 1730 in Essex. A lot of Essex parish records are in terrible condition, some parishes have gaps of 20 years where no events were recorded. That’s why I did the Big Y-700 hoping it would answer the questions, but he doesn’t have any matches with his surname. A known 6C (on paper) upgraded his Y to the Big Y-700 but there’s no match. One of the staff at FTDNA said they do share an ancestor about 10,000 ago. So either one or both have an NPE. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Can you please suggest something? I’m only on the Disability Pension and can’t afford to buy any more kits to give away. TIA, Em

    • When you say the ancestors are private, that may be accidental. I wrote about that a week or so ago. I would contact the person. They probably aren’t aware.

      Second, 12 markers just isn’t enough.

      I would use Genetic Affairs and work their clusters and autotree function. It’s not free, but it’s not terribly expensive either.

  3. I’m impressed how thorough this quick review turned out to be.

    I realized I never really tried the SNP map… Let’s see… OK, not much than what I already knew, although it gives a better idea of where in the different countries the men from the SNP trace their lines. Nothing unexpected thought.

    Thanks for your hard work once again!

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