yGED is a free on-line GEDCOM file generator for your paternal family tree.
Many researchers avoid the trouble of creating a paternal family tree for upload to Y
yGED is here to simplify the creation of paternal GEDCOM files, and to encourge people
JS Wrote: "I just created my first gedcom, and it was incredibly easy -- thanks for this extremely helpful toy for those of us who didn't yet bite the bullet and get family tree software, but want to submit DNA data. My paypal check is in the mail :-) "
"Thanks Roger. I used the program and it worked great. simple and easy to use.
"Thank you, Thank you, I have tried several times to upload my family tree and have
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What is a GEDCOM file?
A GEDCOM (GEnealogical Data COMmunication) file contains family tree information. GEDCOMs are used by most genealogy software and by DNA databases. These files can be stored on your computer, sent via Email, or uploaded to websites just like any other file. Learn more about GEDCOM files.
What is a Y Chromosome DNA Study?
Male human cells contain a section of DNA called the Y chromosome. The special code of a male's Y chromosome is inherited from their Father and allows genealogy researchers to trace their paternal line The Y chromosome tends to follow the surname. Learn more about the Y chromosome.
Labs and Databases
Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) is one of the major labs that provide Y chromosome testing and project management.
Y-Search.org and SMGF are a popular public databases that genealogy researchers use to share test results and connect with others. Along with DNA test results, members can upload their paternal tree in the form of a GEDCOM file to help others find connections. This is especially useful when surnames do not match. Sadly, many members do not due to the hassle - yGED makes it simple.
How To Use yGED
See, isn't that simple?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you do this?
Because it's needed and it's cool.
Do you store my tree, share it, or publish it?
Can I upload a GEDCOM to start with?
Can I recover my data entry if something goes wrong?
Maybe. Try hitting the BACK button on your web-browser to get back to
this page and your data may still be there.