The ‘Paternal Lineage DNA Test’ from Easy DNA analyzes your Y-DNA. It reports on your paternal ancestry and helps you discover your male lineage.
You’ll receive a PDF certificate containing:
You’ll also receive a PDF guide containing:
To determine paternal lineage, EasyDNA needs to analyze the Y chromosome – this is where your forefathers have left their mark. The female sex is genetically characterized by 1 XX chromosome pair in every cell. The absence of the Y chromosome makes it scientifically impossible to for a female to carry out a paternal lineage test. Females wishing to discover their paternal line would need to ask a male biological relative to take the test for them.
What will results show?
What is a haplogroup?
A haplogroup is essentially your ancient extended family or ancestral paternal clan – an ancient human paternal family tree). There are 17 main haplogroups, examples include: