Much has happened since Y-DNA
testing first became available commercially through Family Tree
DNA in February of 2000. Many thousands of people have tested to
find family connections as well as family origins. Since then, other
labs have entered this market, and the number of tested individuals
is growing as the use of DNA is becoming more and more accepted
as an important tool for family research, enhancing traditional
genealogy research methods.
In order to allow people that have tested with the different companies
to make their results available for comparison, Family Tree DNA
is offering Ysearch as a free public service. We have added several
tools that allow you to compare side-by-side different users - the
YsearchCompare - as
well as generate a Genetic
Distance™ Report, and many other features, including the upload of GEDCOM files.