Q-M242

Q-L191: Chihuahua State, Mexico

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 in the Q-M242 Project

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 > …

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Q-L456: A Northeastern Amerindian Paternal Line

Q-L456 was one of the project’s gift-markers. It was discovered in the process of SNP testing someone for M346 and L213 using traditional Sanger sequencing. For a long time, the project lacked anyone willing to take part in additional testing. Then during the BIG Y pre-sale, a member of the Fox family joined the project …

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Q-CTS3814 and Q-CTS11969: Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again

Q-CTS3814 and Q-CTS11969 are two Y-DNA (direct paternal) lineages that are shaking up everything we thought we knew about haplogroup Q in the Americas. As I mentioned in my last post, when the National Geographic Genographic Project launched their Geno 2.0 test, the rush of new data brought many changes to the tree. The most jaw dropping of these was Q-CTS11969.

Y-DNA Q-Z780 An Emerging Native American Paternal Lineage

Y-DNA Q-Z780 was one of the earliest discoveries to come out of the 1K Genomes project. It was documented on the now defunct DNA-Forums website. Without an archive it is hard to be sure of sources. However, I believe that we owe Q-Z780 to Ray Banks of Colorado. Who would have guessed that a SNP …

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