FAQ

Introduction

mitoYDNA processes Y-DNA and Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) data by uploading files (e.g., CSV) and/or allowing for the manual input of this data.   mitoYDNA does NOT process or compare autosomal (atDNA) files; if this is your interest, please go to GEDmatch.com.

The Y-DNA files are the Short Tandem Repeat (STR) marker values (alelles) and represent your Haplotype (the set of DNA alelle values; not to be confused with Haplogroup) . mitoYDNA does not process Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) data!

Data Processed

The chart below shows the current status of data processing capability for each company at mitoYDNA.   Click on the Company name to get instructions on how to get the files you need to upload to mitoYDNA (if currently processed).   Abbreviations:

Company - Help File mtDNA Y-DNA
 FASTA CSV HVR1/2 CSV Ch.Ext. Manual  CSV  Manual
FamilyTreeDNA
Ancestry
YSEQ
Sorenson
Genebase
Oxford
NatGeo


Field Help

For most input fields, there is help in the form of "Tool Tips";   when you 'hover' your mouse over the field you will get a pop-up text that explains purpose or the data required for that field.   Below are two examples of Tool Tips for Button and Field:



Tools

mtYDNA.org has several tools to help with your research in genetic genealogy:


Statistics

See more information about the mitoYDNA.org data base here.



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