There are two Italian ‘sides’ to my family tree. My mother’s father’s people come from Northern Italy. My father’s mother’s people come from the Palermo province in Sicily. In the Palermo province of Sicily is the medieval mountain town of Caccamo.
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.