This is Rebekah Canada with the Nordic Y-DNA Project. Here in the United States, we are celebrating our national independence day. In the Nordic Y-DNA Project, we are celebrating our 3099th member.
Big Y: 976
Big Y – Yes or No?
During the most recent sale, I was asked by several people across my projects if the Big Y is worth getting. Thus, a few of you have heard my answer. Here it is for all of you. I have looked at Big Y compared to Y-STRs in surname studies and in haplogroup projects. For robust genealogy, I believe that Big Y type tests are the future of paternal line testing. Y-STR tests are going to be obsolete in the next two to three years. They simply cannot match NexGen resolution Y-SNP testing.
Right now, FamilyTreeDNA is still supporting Y-STR testing. It is not the way forward though. I strongly encourage all to upgrade to the Big Y as they can afford it.
Please remember to wait for a good sale price though!
I have started updating our project’s Links page. Please let me know what Nordic genealogy related resources you think should be added.
Rebekah A. Canada
Volunteer Administrator FamilyTreeDNA