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The Genetic Distance Charts were created so that participants can identify how closely related they are to other participants.  Click on the links below to view the genetic distance charts:  

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25 Marker Genetic Distance Chart (only participants with, at least, 25 marker results in)

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'R' & Unknown Haplogroups Genetic Distance Charts

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'I', Other, & Unknown Haplogroups Genetic Distance Charts

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All Participants Genetic Distance Chart (very large table, takes a while to load)

 

More information about genetic distance can be found on this pages: 

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 12 Markers Distance Interpretation

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 25 Marker Distance Interpretation

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25 Marker Genetic Distance Chart Explanation

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37 Marker Distance Interpretation

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67 Marker Distance Interpretation

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All Participant Genetic Distance Chart Explanation

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Computing Genetic Distance

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About Mutation Rates

 

25 Marker Genetic Distance Chart Explanation

This table reflects the genetic distance between the participants results with their 25 marker test results in.  A distance of 0 is an exact match, a distance of 1 is a single step mutation, etc..  By viewing the table on the 'Mills Y-DNA Results' page and the table below we can conclude the following:

         Exact Matches - Kits 24485, 15692, 23751, 24485, 51048, and 35970 reflect a distance of 0.  Therefore, they are an exact match which means you share a common male ancestor with a person who shares your surname (or variant).

         Close Match - Kit 5301 is reflects a distance value of 1, compared to 9421 and have a single step mutation in alleles 458.  Since 458 is considered a fast moving marker,  these participants have a high chance of being related. 

 

All, R, I  Participant Genetic Distance Chart Explanation

These tables reflect the genetic distance between participant's yDNA results.  The first number reflects the genetic distance.  The second number reflects the number of markers compared (ie 12, 25,37, 67).  For example, on the All Participant Genetic Distance Chart:

         Close Match - When comparing Kits 35970 and 9421 the chart reflects that there is a distance of 3 out of 37 markers compared.

         Exact Matches - When comparing Kits 23751 and 51048 the chart reflects that there is a distance of 0 out of 37 markers compared.  A distance of 0 is an exact match.

 

About Mutation Rates

By Family Tree DNA

It is obvious from our observation of 1000's of samples that some markers change or mutate at a faster rate than others. While that actual 'faster rate' has not yet been definitively calculated, not all markers should be treated the same for evaluation purposes.

The markers in magenta (on the results tables) have shown a faster mutation rate then the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into sub sets, or branches, within your family tree.

Explained another way, if you match exactly on all of the markers except for one or a few of the markers we have determined mutate more quickly, then despite the mutation this mismatch only slightly decreases the probability of two people in your surname group who match 11/12 or even 23/25 of not sharing a recent common ancestor.

 

 

 

 

 

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