One of the most important truths of genetic genealogy is that successes do not happen on their own. Genealogists plan them. Unless you are adopted or have an unknown paternity on your paternal line, the best practice for Y-chromosome DNA genealogy is testing of targeted people combined with traditional genealogy.
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 FamilyTreeDNA’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.
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 > …