Smoot Family DNA Project
- Y-DNA Colorized Chart
For genealogy within the most recent fifteen generations, STR markers help define
paternal lineages. Y-DNA STR markers change (mutate) often enough that most men
who share the same STR results are will also share a recent paternal lineage. This
page displays Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR results for the project. It uses the
colorized format. The columns display each project memberâ€™s kit number, paternal
ancestry information according to project settings, the paternal tree branch (haplogroup),
and actual STR marker results. The color coding of STR names is explained here. In the haplogroups column, haplogroups in green are
confirmed by SNP testing. Haplogroups in red are predicted. Above each subgroup,
we display the minimum, maximum and mode values for each STR marker in the subgroup.
STR marker values that differ from the mode values are color-coded. You can read
about the coding system here. You may learn more about Y-DNA STRs on the Understanding Y-DNA STRs learning page.