As I write this, I am trying to find the words to convey just what it means to do Y-DNA testing. I have brought this up in the project activity feed, but I am going to repeat it here. We are the bleeding edge of Y-Chromosome personal ancestry and population genetics...
There are 113 Q-L245 SNP Packs either completed or pending. Current results are below.
It has been a little over three years since Family Tree DNA launched the BIG Y test and the Q-M242 project received our first results. With it, the project now has 228 people with results either complete or pending.
There are now 135 Q-Backbone project members that either have test results or have results pending. Their distribution across the three major Q branches is as follows.
It is time again for Family Tree DNA's mid-summer sale. This year the sale runs from August 1st through August 31st. That gives us plenty of time to fire up our genealogy software and fire off emails and phone calls to our cousins.
Y-Chromosome SNPs (Y-SNPs) are prefixed with names assigned to them by research groups.
Family Tree DNA prefixes kit numbers with one or more letters depending on their source.
Q-M242 is the parent to all other Q branches. Its parent is P-M45. YFull dates show that Q-M245 is between 34,000 and 29,800 years old (95% CI). This is a much older date than in older published studies, and perhaps helps explain the great geographic spread of the branches under it. Q-M242 has two son [...]
Q-MEH2 is one of the two son branches of Q-M242. It is the parent of Q-M346 and Q-F1096.
Q-M346 is the child of Q-MEH2. It is the parent of Q-L53 and Q-Y4800.