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Converting Y-DNA STR Test Results between SMGF, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA
 
I created these tables for my own use, but put them online in case they may be of help to anyone else (19 July 2011).  These are conversion tables for Y-DNA STR test results between SMGF (Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation), Ancestry.com, and FTDNA (FamilyTreeDNA).

Update (3 Dec 2016):  SMGF was bought out by Ancestry.com, who then took the SMGF database offline, a slap in the face to the pioneer testors at SMGF and a major disservice to the genetic genealogy community as a whole.  I'm told there were some 20,000 records in the SMGF database.


I didn't note the date, but Ancestry.com stopped doing Y-DNA and mtDNA testing years ago.  The current AncestryDNA test is an autosomal-DNA (aDNA) test comparable to FTDNA's FamilyFinder test.  Personally, I don't find aDNA testing very helpful for those looking to support or debunk the ancestries in paper genealogies; the test is only sensitive back about five generations (six or seven with a lot of work).

Nor is mtDNA especially helpful, except to answer some simple, though sometimes vital questions, such as, establishing whether or not a child could have had a particular mother.  I say could have because sisters (and aunts and female cousins) will have the same mtDNA.  If you are going to get mtDNA tested, do take the full sequence (FS) test.  mtDNA mutates rarely I once calculated, about every 60 generations which is not often enough to be useful in genealogical time.  The mtDNA-FS test is the one most likely to pick up subtle differences.

The most powerful genetic testing for family genealogists is testing of the male Y-chromosome, called "Y-DNA" testing.  There are two kinds of Y-DNA testing:  STR (short tandem repeat) and SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism).  Both are useful. 



FTDNA is the 900 lb gorilla in the world of Y-DNA testing for family genealogists.  If you haven't been Y-DNA tested, yet, that is the lab to use.  If you've already been Y-DNA tested elsewhere, get re-tested at FTDNA.  Especially, take advantage of the BigY-500 test.  It is both a SNP test and STR test.
These are the 79 markers once shown in the data tables at A-DNA (Ancestry-DNA). Black bold-faced labels indicate the 43 Y-DNA STR markers formerly tested by Ancestry-DNA and SMGF (Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation).*  The non-bold labels are markers tested by FTDNA (Family Tree DNA), but which never were tested by SMGF or A-DNA.
a
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C
D
Y
b
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C
D
Y
a
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19
b
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19
a
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3
8
5
b
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3
8
5
3
8
8
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3
8
9
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3
8
9
3
9
0
3
9
1
3
9
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3
9
3
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S1
3
9
5
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S1
3
9
5
S1
4
0
6
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4
1
3
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4
1
3
4
2
5
4
2
6
4
3
6
4
3
7
4
3
8
4
3
9
4
4
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4
4
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4
4
4
4
4
5
4
4
6
4
4
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
5
0
4
5
2
4
5
4
4
5
5
4
5
6
4
5
8
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4
5
9
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4
5
9
4
6
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4
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4
6
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4
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7
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4
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4
8
7
4
9
0
4
9
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5
1
1
5
2
0
5
3
1
5
3
4
5
3
7
5
5
7
5
6
5
5
6
8
5
7
0
5
7
2
5
7
6
5
7
8
5
9
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5
9
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6
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7
6
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7
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IIa
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Y
C
A
IIb
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Y
C
A
A10
G
A
T
A
C4
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6
3
5
H4
G
A
T
A
                                                                                                                                                             
No conversion is needed between SMGF and A-DNA.  To make SMGF or A-DNA results comparable to FTDNA results, use these conversion factors (as per Marker Standards at SMGF [link died]).
441 deduct 1 442 deduct 5 YGATA-A10 deduct 2 GATA H4 deduct 1


*Very few people possess DYS394b=19b or have more than four alleles at DYS464, so while FTDNA will test and report these markers, if present, they do not count them for marketing purposes as did Ancestry.  In other words, Ancestry's 46-marker test was really a 43-marker test.  SMGF did not display results for these three markers, so their test was also 43 markers the same markers A-DNA tested, listed in the same alpha-numeric order.
These are the Standard 111 markers tested by FTDNA color-coded to the above table.  They include all 79 markers above; boldface markers are the 43 once tested by Ancestry-DNA.  Markers in medium and deep magenta are the nine markers once tested by Sorenson et al. that were formerly tested by FTDNA only as "Advanced" markers.
Panel 1 Markers 1-12 Panel 2 Markers 13-25 Panel 3 Markers 26-37 Panel 4 Markers 38-67 Panel 5 Markers 68-111
STR PP3 PP5 MP6 MP7 MP8 MP9 MP10 MP11 MP12 MP13
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4
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4
5
9
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
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4
6
4
b
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4
6
4
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|
4
6
4
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|
4
6
4
4
6
0
H4
|
G
A
T
A
IIa
|
Y
C
A
IIb
|
Y
C
A
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
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C
D
Y
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C
D
Y
4
4
2
4
3
8
5
3
1
5
7
8
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S1
3
9
5
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|
S1
3
9
5
5
9
0
5
3
7
6
4
1
4
7
2
S1
4
0
6
5
1
1
4
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5
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4
1
3
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4
1
3
5
5
7
5
9
4
4
3
6
4
9
0
5
3
4
4
5
0
4
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4
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6
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6
4
0
4
9
2
5
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3
6
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6
5
7
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8
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6
2
4
5
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4
4
5
A10
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G
A
T
A
4
6
3
4
4
1
1B
07
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GG
AA
T
5
2
5
7
1
2
5
9
3
6
5
0
5
3
2
7
1
5
5
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