Family Tree DNA will soon launch the Q-Backbone SNP Panel. The price is $39 US. To encourage testing, the Q-M242 project is offering the first 100 project members to order an additional $10 US off. Here is what you need to do to get the special price.
Thanks to donations to the project, we were able to order BIG Y for a SCOTT surname member of the project during the last sale. Results are expected in 8 to 10 weeks. Thank you to all who helped.
Amy Krakoski O'Leary & Michael Sager have updated the Q-L932 branches of the tree. One of the main branches under Q-L940, Q-L932 spans Europe and Asia.
I am thrilled to say that we funded and ordered the BIG Y for the Siberian Tatar during the last sale. The generosity of all involved is most appreciated. Results should be back in 8 to 10 weeks.
I have long argued that Q is not a recent arrival in Europe. My belief has been supported by a new paper. The paper, The Genomic History Of Southeastern Europe, is in draft form at bioRxiv.
DNA testing in a citizen science project like the Q-M242 Haplogroup project must be both progressive and pragmatic. Testing is progressive when it uses new technologies like BIG Y and advanced SNP packs to discover and explore new branches. It is pragmatic when it recognizes that all cannot afford the price of such tests and finds other options.
The Group 2.1 cluster within Q-L940 is primarily made up of ethnic Armenians. The history of Armenia and its connections to historic and prehistoric populations in both Anatolia and the
Q-L940 Group 4 is an Iberian branch that has links to the Romani people in Portugal. The Q-M242 project is funding the BIG Y of a member of the Domingues de Reyes family (kit 166847). This will help us...
The project has the opportunity to test an Native Americas male with the SCOTT surname. His Y-STR markers make him a distant match to the FREEMAN group on the Q-YP1462 branch of Q-M3. This links him to other Algonquian lineages.
Thanks to contributions to the project, we will be BIG Y testing a project member (Cardoza kit 29068) who is L66+. This will help us discover Y-SNP markers that reliably define this match. It will also allow us to find how recently the line is connected to the Anzick child.