1.  FTDNA Public pages
2.  Main results table

1.  FTDNA Public pages

For the latest available FTDNA Y-STR results of our Study see > Y-DNA Results > Classic.
NB There are some minor diffferences between this table and the Main Results table below in how the resutls are grouped into gentic families.  The latter groupings/genetic families are used in the Latest Analysis Update.

2.     Main Results Table

Click here to download an Excel spreadsheet version of these results.*  This table is more detailed than FTDNA's table, and includes both STR and SNP data.  The STR data includes the basic test results, Genetic Distances, TiPs, and non-FTDNA test data.  The SNP data includes the Border Irwin L555 haplotree.  This on-line results table is updated at least every six months when the "Latest Analysis Update" is compiled.  More up-to-date versions are available on e-mail request from the Study Administrator.  

The Excel spreadsheet is now very large, with about 220 columns and over 500 rows, so don't try to "Zoom" it to get it all on one screen!  Instead you will find scrolling left & right and up & down is straightforwardTo find the entry of a particular participant, place the cursor on the letter "D" at the top of column (3), select "Find" (or Control and F), and enter the participant's Kit No.

Rows 1- 9 are headers.  Thereafter participant's results are grouped in their relevant gentic family, starting with our Borders gentic family.  The results for this large family are now divided into two sections, first those participants who have taken BigY tests, L555 Pack tests or equivalent, arranged as per the L555 haplotree, and second those who have not yet taken L555 Pack tests, arranged by the "old" STR sub-groups.  Within each genetic family and sub-group (other than the SNP sequenced Border Irwins) individual participants are sequenced by their TiP Score, either from the Study's modal, BA.  Finally come our Singletons, with a few "False Positives" at the end.

For each participant:
  • column (b) is the Genetic family whose members share a common paternal ancestor;
  • column (c) lists the SNPs tests that the participant has taken (italics: on order; bold indicates test paid for or subsidised from General Fund;);
  • column (e) lists haplogroup-SNP, either as predicted by FTDNA, or as actually tested ; 
  • column (f) lists the "old" sub-group (Border Irwins only);
  • columns (g) - (l) lists SNPs test results (+ve only);
  • column (k) shows geographical origin of branch, where known;
  • column (l) lists downstream SNPs;
  • column (m) is the particpant's Kit No.;
  • column (n) is the participant's ySearch ID;
  • column (o) is the participant's country of residence;
  • column (p) indicated whether particiant has submitted a Gedcom family tree; 
  • columns (q) - (v) show details of the participant's Earliest Confirmed Paternal Ancestor; 
  • column (w) shows the number of STR markers analysed; italics indicate upgrade on order;
  • columns (x) - (ab) show “genetic distances” from Study modal participant ‘BA’; bold indicates test paid for or subsidised from General Fund;
  • columns (ac) - (ad) show TiP Scores from Study modal participant ‘BA’; 
  • columns (ae) - (av) show TiP Scores from other gentic family modal signatures;
  • column (aw) shows genealogical relationships discovered from this Study or, for Singletons, their closest match to another Study participant;
  • column (ax) shows genealogical relationships known previous to the Study; 


  • the first participant listed in each genetic family is also the modal signature of that family; 
  • participants in small font are NPEs with Irwin DNA signatures but different surnames;
  • STR marker counts in small font have special rules for calcuating genetic distance;
  • STR marker counts in bold font are considered "fast moving" by FTDNA;
  • STR marker counts in italic font are rare marker values;
  • STR marker counts underlined are thought to be "back" or "backwards" or "reverse" mutations, i.e. the marker count has changed twice during the surname era, and has now reverted from a changed count back to its former count;  
  • colour coding of STR marker counts:
    red         : >2 more than the modal value of BA
    orange   :   2 more than the modal value of BA
    yellow    :   1 more than the modal value of BA
    no colour:        same as the modal value of BA
    lt. blue    :   1 less  than the modal value of BA
    emerald  :   2 less  than the modal value of BA
    olive        : >2 less  than the modal value of BA
* If you don't have Microsoft Excel, you can download a free viewer for Windows here

Rick Byers,
Feb 18, 2017, 6:40 AM