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    Regular Member Flann Fina's Avatar
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    Ancient DNA & Surname Research

    For anyone interested, Maurice Gleeson has posted an article on Ancient DNA & Surname Research.


    Tuesday, 11 August 2020

    Digging up your Ancestors - Citizen Science meets Ancient DNA



    […]

    Y-DNA and Citizen Science


    Y-DNA has been used for paternity testing and forensic cases since the 1980s but it was only with the advent of direct-to-consumer DNA testing by FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) in the early 2000s that saw Y-DNA being used in surname research (Y-DNA and surnames both follow the father's father's father's line). There are now over 10,000 group projects at FamilyTreeDNA, connecting people to their surname origins and in some cases a Clan history. You can find out if there is a project for your surname by simply googling: FTDNA & "your surname".

    Many projects have now reached an advanced state of maturity and have helped characterise the number of distinct genetic groups associated with a particular surname, how old each genetic group is, where it came from geographically, and whether or not it is associated with a particular Clan (Irish or Scottish).

    These projects are run by volunteer Administrators who help project members with their questions, collate & analyse the project data, and publish their results & conclusions. This is a great example of Citizen Science in action. The output from these projects has greatly accelerated the construction of the Tree of Mankind (Y-Haplotree) and the Tree of Womankind (mitochondrial Haplotree) to the extent that the ongoing construction of these trees has passed from the Academic Scientists to the Citizen Scientists …


    https://dnaandfamilytreeresearch.blo...s-citizen.html

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    Thanks for sharing! It`s really interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorann View Post
    Thanks for sharing! It`s really interesting!
    My pleasure!

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    Im in a surname project also but unfortunately they are all practically r1b.

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