Are you one of the many Y chromosome or mtDNA test takers who have uploaded your results to mitoYDNA.org but have not added your haplogroup? If so, you are missing out on the numerous benefits (provided by Tracking Back) that come with this simple addition to your profile.
Haplogroups are genetic branches that trace your ancestry back thousands of years to a common ancestor. Knowing your haplogroup provides a deeper understanding of your ancestry and allows you to connect with others who share your genetic heritage.
Here are some of the key benefits of adding your haplogroup to mitoYDNA.org:
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1. Follow your ancient migration of your haplogroup on an interactive map showing past events and cultures:
2. See the ancestry of your haplogroup and where it resides in humanity's tree of descent:
By adding your haplogroup, you can uncover more about your ancient ancestry and gain a better understanding of your deep family history. Adding your haplogroup supports the wider community of mitoYDNA.org members. By sharing your results, you can help to build a more comprehensive database of haplogroups.
If you did not add your haplogroup because you were unsuccessful in adding your DNA results to mitoYDNA then see step by step instructions for Y-DNA at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Instructions_to_Upload_Family_Tree_DNA_Y-DNA_Test_Information_to_mitoYDNA.org
and for mtDNA at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:MtDNA_instructions_for_mitoYDNA and a video for mtDNA at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ZnlVQRX9g.
Adding your haplogroup to mitoYDNA.org is a simple and rewarding step that can have a significant impact on your genealogy research and your understanding of your ancestry. So if you haven't already, make sure to add your haplogroup and start enjoying the benefits today!
~ Peter J. Roberts
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