DNA testing in a citizen science project like the Q-M242 Haplogroup project must be both progressive and pragmatic. Testing is progressive when it uses new technologies like BIG Y and advanced SNP packs to discover and explore new branches. It is pragmatic when it recognizes that all cannot afford the price of such tests and finds other options.
Q-F1096 has branches that reach across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It is also found in the Americas, which is something of a surprise. Alessandro, Vladimir, and I have been working on tree updates. Below is background on the Native Americas branches of Q-F1096 discovered in the past few years.