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 Family Tree DNA for Q-L804 and Q-L527.
The project has two new Big Y results. They are B40796, Grames, who is now Q-YP1466 and B193080, Reynaud, who is now Q-YP1237.
For those who wonder how we haplogroup admins spend our time, right now I am copying all of the 'unnamed variants' from the 250 completed Big Ys into a spreadsheet. I want to start from a fresh spreadsheet as FTDNA has adjusted calls during the bld38 update process. I am on number 80 of 250.
On the 11th, I put together a Facebook group for Y-DNA, then I held off on pushing it live. I was not 100% sure what direction I wanted it to take. While waiting, I have discovered two things. First, the genetic genealogy community is ready to embrace NexGen type Y-DNA testing like Family Tree DNA's Big Y. Second, more than ever, new and even experienced community members are confused about what Y-DNA testing can do for their genealogy and the meaning of the jargon.
Q-FGC6986 is a Northwestern branch of the Q-BY2014 lineage.
Q-Y4929 is a Northwestern European branch of the Q-FGC6986 lineage. According to YFull calculations, it is between 1,650 and 2,400 years old.
Q-FGC6995 is a Northwestern European branch of the Q-Y4929 lineage. According to YFull calculations, it is between 225 and 850 years old.
Q-Y16739 is a Northwestern European branch of the Q-FGC6986 lineage.
Q-YP4798 is a Northwestern European branch of the Q-Y16739 lineage.