Genealogy Projects tagged with Y DNA South Africa on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

    Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is passed from father to son along an all-male line (highlighted in blue in the illustration below). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed from mother to child along an all-female line (See South African mtDNA Progenitors ). Males pass Y-DNA to their sons, but do not pass mtDNA to their children. Your Y-DNA-line is therefore your father's father's father etc; and your ...