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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.