Q: I've done extensive single SNP testing but no NGS test, can you include me on your tree?

A: No, I only include men who have completed NGS testing on the tree.

Very few, if any, of the men on the tree are in their final position. As new results come in, the position of each man becomes more refined, and closer to present day.

Each NGS tested man has not only his known shared SNPs, but also a list of SNPs that are currently unique to his line. I need these unique SNPs in order to refine the tree. They may be unique today, but many will be shared in the future.

Q: I've done a SNP pack/panel at YSEQ or FTDNA but no NGS test, can you include me on your tree?

A: No, I only include men who have completed NGS testing on the tree.

Very few, if any, of the men on the tree are in their final position. As new results come in, the position of each man becomes more refined, and closer to present day.

Each NGS tested man has not only his known shared SNPs, but also a list of SNPs that are currently unique to his line. I need these unique SNPs in order to refine the tree. They may be unique today, but many will be shared in the future.

Q: Can you add a flag beside my name?

A: Yes, I probably can. I add flags to represent the current geographical area where your ancestor was born. I don't add flags for those men from the US, Canada, Australia, etc. Otherwise just e-mail me the country of origin and I'll add it in. Please don't forget to let me know your kit ID.

Q: Do you need my BAM file?

A: Most of the time I don't, but sometimes I do.

Most of the analysis I do is based on the VCF/interpretation data. However, there are a lot of variants that don't always show up in those analyses. For those cases, I would need your BAM file. If you're willing to share your BAM file with me, please do so. You can just e-mail me the link to it or share your results through the FGC website.

Q: Where can I find the definitions (position and base change) for various SNPs on the tree?

A: All of the SNPs and INDELs on the tree will be listed here: Mutations on Tree.

The best resource for all other mutations is YBrowse.