Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Yes we're still here

Lack of postings doesn't mean a lack of activity.

On the Y-DNA front results are in from another line of "William of Crail", thankfully not showing any blips along the direct male line Y-DNA front.
The DNA project pages have been updated to include results for Alan (R-17).
Interestingly, still no distinct marker that can be used to identify just William of Crail's male descendants.

The recent BigY discount offering at FamilyTreeDNA has been used as an opportunity to upgrade the kit of our Lineage 1 SNP testing guineapig (Kevin) and remove the need to painstakingly test SNP by SNP as we march towards the present down the I1 haplotree.
If you recall, we had already reached down as far as Z60, which the YFull chart (follow the Z60 link) shows as having already identified some descendant branches now estimated to be only 350 YBP (years before present) - hasn't the knowledge of the tree of mankind advanced amazingly since we all started this DNA journey!
Wouldn't it be fantastic if over time we could prove when all four of the matching known lineages branched off the overall tree.

Keep an eye on both the ISOGG and the YFull trees for the advances in overall knowledge, and here for the RUNCIMAN part of it. 

A big thank you to those who made this upgrade to BigY possible via donations (always welcome - check out the contribution link on DNA Lineages).

At some stage, one of the kits in the group of matches sharing haplogroup R1 might care to do likewise as all Y-DNA trees are advancing towards the present at a great rate of knots. For R1, keep an eye on either  The Big Tree or/and the YFull R1b tree.

It is highly recommended that anyone interested in the Y-haplogroup tree join their appropriate Y-dna project as the project admins for these are highly knowledgeable about advances in these areas.