Understand Your Project's Results Page


The Project's Results Page
  • The page of the project's website where your yDNA results are shown with all the others results for members of the project.
  • Results are grouped according to haplogroups and lineages. 
  • When your results are ready, your Project Administrator will post your yDNA results on the project's y-Results Page.
  • You and all the members of the project will receive an email from the Project Administrator whenever new results are posted. 
Go to the project's website at WFN to look at the y-Results Page.
  • You DO NOT HAVE TO BE LOGGED IN to view any page of the project's website.
  • You can click the link to the results page in the email you received about new results posted. 
  • If you are unable to click on the link, you can copy and paste the url into your computer's browser.
  • If you don't have a link, you can find the project's y-Results page by going to the Surnames Page at WFN and searching for your project. 
  • When you get to any page of the project's website, click the link "Y-Results" in the black bar across the top of the project's webpage. 
To view the table in a full screen
  • To open the results table to full screen, click the link above the table: 
    "Click here to open in a new window".
  • Use the scroll bars to see the entire table:
    • Use the scroll bar on the right side of the screen to scroll up and down to see all the project members results.
    • Use the scroll bar on the bottom of the screen to scroll all the way to the right.
  • Browser variations may affect display. If you aren't satisfied with this display, try another browser.
  • Click the link above the table "Click here for help understanding the WFN Results Table" to open a screen with information about the page. 
To find your results
  • Find your results by looking for your kit number.  Scroll all the way down using the right scroll bar.
 
Groupings on the Results Page
Results are grouped first by Haplogroup--each haplogroup has been assigned a color by WFN.
  • Results are grouped within the Haplogroup into 3 categories:
    • Lineage --Men who match at 23/25, 33/37 or 62/67 (or better) share a common ancestor and are grouped into a Lineage, and the Lineages are numbered within each haplogroup. 
    • Probable Lineage--Men who match the LIneage closely enough at 12 markers are "Probable Lineage' members, as 12 markers is considered too few to confirm a common ancestor.  Men with more than 12 markers, who are just outside the range of what we consider a match may be included here, as it is possible they would match the lineage if they upgraded to more markers.
    • No Matches in the Project As Yet--Members of the project whose results do not match anyone else in the project as yet are grouped together with other project members who share the same haplogroup and also have no matches.
    • Explanation of Mutation Colors - We use color-coding to mark the mutations from the Haplogroup Profile.  Markers that match the Haplogroup Profile are shown in the Haplogroup Profile color, while the mutations are marked using our color-coding: 
How to provide your Earliest Known Ancestor for the Results Page:
  • You will need your kit number and a password to log in at www.familytreedna.com
  • Click "Most Distant Ancestor" in the drop-down menu under "My Account" in the dark blue menu bar across the top of your personal page at FTDNA, and post under Paternal Ancestor.
Contacting your matches
  • Check the Patriarchs Page to see if your match has posted a pedigree.
    • His Kit Number will appear in red at the end of his pedigree.
    • He can be contacted through the email address at the end of the first line of his pedigree (change the AT to @ and remove spaces)
  • Ask your Project Administrator if the others in your Lineage already appear on your "Matches" page at FTDNA.
  • Ask your Project Administrator to forward an email to your matches in the Lineage.
  • Project Administer's email appears at the bottom of the Project's webpages.
Haplogroups
  • Results are grouped first by Haplogroup
Haplogroup Letter Colors tell how the Haplogroup was reported for each member:
  • Red means FTDNA has estimated the Haplogroup
  • Green is used when the project member has been SNP tested to determine his Haplogroup
  • Black is sometimes used for estimates created in any other way
Haplogroup Profile: On the same line as "No Matches in the Project as Yet" is the row of markers representing the apparent common marker value for the majority of men who have that haplogroup. The Haplogroup Profile is used by WFN for comparison and colorizing results within that haplogroup.
  • Within each haplogroup, men are compared against the Haplogroup Profile, using a color code to show markers that do not match the Haplogroup Profile (also called mutations).  Markers that match the Haplogroup Profile are shown in the Haplogroup Profile color, while the mutations are marked using our color coding.
  • Men who match closely enough (23/25, 33/37/, 61/67 or better) to confirm that they share a common ancestor are grouped into a Lineage.
  • Lineages are numbered within each haplogroup.
  • Each Lineage has an Apparent Ancestral Profile on the same line as the name of the Lineage.
    • This row of markers (Apparent Ancestral Profile)is the probable DNA result for the common ancestor of the Lineage. 
    • The value for each marker is assigned when at least 75% of the men in the lineage have the same value at that marker.  If we are unsure, we assign a ? to that marker
 
 

Terms you need to know:

Earliest Known Ancestor           
Marker Panels                          
Mutations                        
Color Coding of Mutations
      
  

Lineages
Not Yet Assigned to a Lineage
Probable Lineage  
Apparent Ancestral Profile


  • Marker Panels : the vertical numbers and letters in the header across the top of the Results Table show the DYS ("address")names for a l;ocation on the yDNA strand. 
                                                                                       
  • Kit--the number assigned by FTDNA (Some Project Administrators include a column for ID#, which is a code identity for members of the project.  WorldFamilies.net no longer includes this ID#, except for the ones that were issued early in the project's history)
  • Earliest Known Ancestor--the male who is the farthest back in the paternal line of the  participant - as traced through a paper trail. 
    • If the project member provided this information through their Personal Page at FTDNA, it will be included in the results. 
    • If not provided, we substitute the last name of the participant. 
    • The Project Administrator can look to see if the project member has provided a pedigree to get this information, and if not, will want to email the person to ask him to provide this information. 
      More information about Providing this Ancestral Information at FTDNA
  • Haplogroups (abbreviated as "Haplo" in the Results table):  This name is used for the branches of the "Family Tree of Man" based on analysis of yDNA. 
    For more information on Haplogroups
    • Project Members' results are grouped by Haplogroup.
    • The Haplogroup Profile for each haplogroup is used by our WorldFamilies.net Results Tool as a basis of comparison and colorizing results within that haplogroup.
      • The Haplogroup Profile is the apparent common marker value for men who have that haplogroup.
      • Haplogroup Background Colors - Currently, we have assigned each Haplogroup Profile a different color. To see the Haplogroup Profiles:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/geo/haplogroups/results  
      • Mutation Colors - We use color-coding to mark the mutations from the Haplogroup Profile.  Markers that match the Haplogroup Profile are shown in the Haplogroup Profile color, while the mutations are marked using our color-coding: 
      • Using this coding for mutations, a number that is 5 less than the Haplogroup Profile number at that marker would be colored yellow, 4 less would be orange, 3 less would be hot pink, and so on. 

      • The Haplogroup Profile is NOT the same thing as the Apparent Ancestral Haplotype for a Lineage.  (See below)
    • Green, Red, Black Haplogroup Names tell how the Haplogroup was reported for each member:
      • Red means FTDNA has estimated the Haplogroup, based on matching the yDNA profile to men who have been formally SNP tested
      • Green is used when the project member has been SNP tested to determine his Haplogroup or Clade. 
      • Black is sometimes used for estimates created in any other way
  • DYS Values in the Results Table
    • Under each DYS name in the header, a number is shown which tells the number of times that pattern repeated at that marker on that kit's test results.
    • These numbers are then compared within the Haplogroup to find those that match at 23/25, 33/37/, 61/67 or better.  These are grouped into a lineage.
    • "Haplogroup * - Not Yet Assigned to a Lineage" - Results of only 12 markers or results that do not match anyone else in the project are grouped under this header
    • "Probable Lineage *" - Results that may be part of the Lineage, but have not been tested at enough markers to confirm it are often shown under this header.

       

  • Lineages

    • Project members' results are grouped together as a Lineage when they match at 23/25, 33/37/, 61/67 or better - which are the commonly accepted measures for sharing a "recent" common ancestor.
    • Generally, the common ancestor lived since the advent of surnames (c1100) and probably was born in the last 200-400 years - though sometimes less.
    • The common ancestor could be the earliest ancestor on the oldest pedigree, could have lived as little as one generation earlier, or could have lived generations earlier than any of the listed earliest ancestors.
    • The Lineages within a Haplogroup are named in sequential order (Example: "Haplogroup J - Lineage 1")
    • Project Members who only have 12 markers who match a lineage may be grouped under the lineage with the heading "Possible Lineage". 
  • Apparent Ancestral Profile 
    • When men are grouped together in a lineage, we can estimate the yDNA profile for their common ancestor by deducing what his profile had to be in order for his descendants to have their specific results. 
    • This Apparant Ancestral Profile appears in the top row of the lineage, on the same line as the name of the Lineage.   (Note:  The Apparent Ancestral Profile's mutations are colored to show how they differ from the Haplogroup Profile.)   The Apparent Ancestral Profile is not the same thing as the Haplogroup Profile.  (See Above)
  • Mutations:   
    • Generally an exact copy of the yDNA is passed from father to son, but occasionally, and at random, a slight difference may occur, called a mutation.  (Typically this mutation will show as a difference of one count, but there are special cases where it can be greater than one.)
    • Where the mutation is matching a mutation from another result within the Lineage, the match likely indicates a more recent shared common ancestor (or a "branch" within the Lineage) as the two men probably both inherited the mutation from a recent common ancestor.
    • We use color-coding to mark the mutations from the Haplogroup Profile.  Markers that match the Haplogroup Profile are shown in the Haplogroup Profile color, while the mutations are marked using our color-coding: 
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      • Using this coding for mutations, a number that is 5 less than the Haplogroup Profile number at that marker would be colored yellow, 4 less would be orange, 3 less would be hot pink, and so on.