Nordic Y-DNA Weekly News – 4 July 2018


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.

Project Statistics

Y-DNA12: 2914
Y-DNA25: 2767
Y-DNA37: 2734
Y-DNA67: 2043
Y-DNA111: 1154
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, Family Tree DNA 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!

Project Links

I have started updating our project’s Links page. Please let me know what Nordic genealogy related resources you think should be added.

Kind regards,
Rebekah A. Canada
Volunteer Administrator Family Tree DNA

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