What is a SNP? What is an STR? How are Y-Trees built? Today, I am writing about the basics of Y-DNA test results.
There is much to cover in this update. It includes a look at building trees and recurrent SNPs, updates on our SNP Packs, new academic samples being evaluated by YFull thanks to Vladimir, and two new BIG Y tests in the project.
Today I have to do my least favorite thing as a DNA Project Administrator. I have to ask for contributions to the project's general fund.
Today's news includes two new project co-administrators, an update on Q SNP Packs, and information about the new Q branch pages.
A little over four months ago, the Q-L245 SNP Pack launched at Family Tree DNA. It was the product of years of advanced testing followed by months of SNP selection. Here are the first results from the Y-DNA Q project. Many thanks to my project co-administrators and all project members for making this possible. Background [...]
During the BETA launch of the new Q-L245 SNP Pack panel over 50 people ordered. This is wonderful. We expect to discover many new things even with this first group. I have already learned more about what project members do and don’t know about their test results. For me, addressing this is one of the [...]
Dear Qs, Most of you will have received an e-mail this morning about the new Q-L245 SNP Pack at Family Tree DNA. This has been a work of many months. The Names Behind the Work (With Gratitude) First, I would like to acknowledge the group whose efforts went into the Q-L245 SNP Pack’s creation. At [...]
Simply put, Q-PF3805 is a new male lineage branch of the tree under Q-Z780. Such brevity though masks the story of how we came to know it, and much of its value is in the story. I was once asked by a project member to explain the point in Y-DNA testing. He suggested that it [...]
Q-L191 was another gift-marker. Like Q-L456, it was found during a Sanger SNP test for another marker. Unfortunately for the project, it took us many months and many more L191 results to discover just which Q-M346 population it joined. The project still has only three members who are positive. All trace their origins to Chihuahua State, Mexico.
Big Y progress and testing in the Q-M242 project is going exceptionally well. So far, we have results for 34 men. Kit Surname Project Subgroup 53601 Jackson F1096 > M25 | Q-M25 180029 Cwiklak F1096 > M25 > L712 | Q-L712 53682 Litke L275 > M378 | Q-M378 (DYS454=12) 303617 Kinas L275 > M378 > [...]