Friday, March 29, 2013

Heading for the present

We've started our progression down the I1 haplogroup tree from ancestral Adam down towards present day.
Kevin (R-8) (many thanks) is our volunteered representative for this, with the first step completed showing that he, and by implication, the matching RUNCIMANs, have changed from I-M253 (aka I1), to the subgroup Z59+ (I1a3a).
The more strings of letters and numbers, the closer we're getting to present day, but don't hold your breath, it's a long way down.

The next step down has been ordered, with thanks to the generous donations in our general fund - which can also be applied towards testing any qualifying direct male line RUNCIMAN from any of our Wanted! lines, or any unrepresented line.

The Supplementary pages have been updated to both include Kevin's new results, and upgrade the analysis page to reflect the current numbering and trees, along with some data on how the RUNCIMAN STR results compare to the overall I1 haplogroup values.

Those interested in this level of testing may be interested in the Y-DNA-HAPLOGROUP-I mailing list.