This week Brad Larkin wrote a very nice post about the distribution of samples on the Y-DNA tree by country. In it, he looks at many factors including world populations by country. I was really enjoying it until I got to one small paragraph about Y-DNA Q.
I regret having to write that I am no longer allowing PROXY and VPN traffic to the Haplogroup website. Over the past two years the amount of automated ‘bot’ traffic to the site has placed a sever strain on my resources. I do not think this will impact most of my project members. If it does though, please send me the information for the PROXY or VPN you use. I will gladly add you to the whitelist.
Giving Tuesday has come to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a chance to return to our Thankful celebration of what we have by helping others. This year, I am helping my friend Laura Weitner. Laura is raising funds for her non-profit lost pet finding service. Laura has her own pets, a job, and family. Every day though she helps people in her community find their lost animals. She does this out of kindness and love of animals. She also helps capture and rehabilitate the homeless ‘neighborhood dogs’ of West Virginia. This work often involves long nights waiting for a dog to enter a humane trap and potential bites.
MyHeritage has one of the top sites for matching and ethnic origins. They are also an excellent resource for general genealogy research. Until December 1, 2018…
FamilyTreeDNA has announced that Family Finder tests are on sale this weekend for $39 US. This is the perfect time to add on Family Finder for all of your current kits at FTDNA and recruit a few more cousins to test.
DNA has played an increasingly important role in medicine, criminal work, and our own personal genealogical story. There are 3 different types of DNA tests that can be employed to learn things about yourself that you can’t determine simply by looking in a mirror.
In Zalloua at al., 2008, Y-Chromosomal Diversity in Lebanon Is Structured by Recent Historical Events, the authors tested the Y-DNA of Druze, Muslims, and Christians in Lebanon.
All, than you for reading. This week I want to show you some trees Kate Reed has been creating for the project. They are done with all project Big Y results.
This week I will finally get to cover a little bit of Native Americas information.
This week’s newsletter will cover the project’s most recent published paper, the Q-L804 and Q-L527 branches, and new SNP Packs being developed by FamilyTreeDNA for Q-L804 and Q-L527.