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.
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.
Q-L53 is a child of Q-M346. It is the parent of Q-L54 and YP4004. From YFull analysis, Q-L53 is between 20,000 and 18,300 years old. So far, members of this lineage that do not belong to either Q-L54 or Q-YP4004 have not been found. However, the discovery of the Q-YP4004 lineage is relatively recent. Much more [...]
Results for the first 90 Q-Backbone SNP Pack tests are back. Of these, 78 are in the Q-M242 project. They are exciting, and we have updated many of the clusters in the project based on them.
Lima is the capital city of Peru in South America. It is unsurprising then that the 1000 Genomes project found a Q sample there. Sample HG01944 from that project though does not seem to belong in South America. You see, it is Q-M120, and that is an East Asian lineage.