As more SNPs are discovered we are finding that they are coming down into a genealogical timeframe but you would really need to do a comprehensive Y-chromosome sequencing test (theBigY test with Family Tree DNA or the Y Elite test with Full Genomes Corporation) for this to apply. However, the difficulty at the moment is that this type of test is still comparatively expensive and there are fewer people in the databases for comparison whereas there is a pre-existing large database of STR results.
The Devon DNA Project's Y-DNA results are publicly displayed so you would be able to compare your haplogroup:
I accept Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA in the Devon Project. However, the Living DNA test is not currently compatible with the FTDNA autosomal DNA database as they use a different chip and there aren't enough SNPs in common. The same problem applies to GEDmatch. That might change in the future if FTDNA convert to this new chip. The Illumina chips are being retired so eventually all companies will have to move to the GSA chip used by Living DNA.
You'll find that many surname projects do also accept autosomal DNA results.
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