N Y-DNA Haplogroup Project
10.10.2012: After a long time of more or less inactive project the project again awakens. Y-12, Y-25, Y-37; Y-67 and Y-111 cladograms released. See result page( completed).
10.10.2012: Recommend all to upgrade to highest numbers of Y-STR markers possible currently Y-111.
19 Jul 2008: The N subclade offer is available for ordering trought the "Haplogroup" tab in your FTDNA account and will be available for ordering trough next week!
08 Dec 2006: First major hg N paper released!
29 Oct 2006: The first age estimate for Y37, Y25 and Y12 for the project shows a estimated age between 7 894 to 6 210 before present.
29 Oct 2006: The modals have been investigated.
16 Sept 2006: I recommend to members who do not want to use too much money on DNA testing participation in the www.smgf.org DNA project. They do for free sampling of Y-STR, mtDNA and later next year also X-STR and Autosomal STR testing. The participation is for free and require only a pedigree tree for four generations and all must be born before 1900. The sampling is even easier, only requiring you to do a mouthwash for 45 seconds. Expect a year processing time.
22 June 2006: The database is now ready, it contains data from several scientific papers and include not only European data. Contact group adm for download link if you didnt receive the bulk email.
08 June 2006: I recommend all who have not done so to upgrade to 25 or 37 markers. It costs $49 for 25 marker upgrade and $99 for 37 marker upgrade (discounted!). Just order as normal from the "Order Tests" link after login. Upgrade is not an requirement to participate, 12 marker haplotype is quite good enough for this project, but the increased resolution may be heplful, not only for the project, you may also be able to locate your origin more precise.
08 June 2006: The project now have 72 members, coverage of all hg N in FTDNA Database 11%!
02 June 2006: The group adm will soon finish a database for hg N in MS Excel made from the haplotypes of the project members and from recent scientific literature supplemental data (max 10 marker haplotypes normally), today mainly from Norway, Sweden and Finland.
19 May 2006: I recommend members not to waste money on FTDNA's Haplogroup Test/Backbone Test IF you have exact OR close match(es) on the "Haplogroup" menu after FTDNA login. If somebody else have testet for N haplogroup and have exact 12 marker match with you it is higly likely you belong to haplogroup N (LLY22G), so you get a free ride paid by others. Save your money or invest instead in more makers to pinpoint your origin more precicly in the future.
If you want a sublade SNP testing complain to Max Blankfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking why they will not offer this test or do it at a company that can test for haplogroup N subclades (N3*, N3a) http://www.dnaheritage.com/ysnpmarkers.asp). FTDNA have no plans to offer test for N subclades due to small market (around 600 hg N customers in their total database). The group administrator will also attempt to identify hg N subclades for each unique haplotype.
13. April 2006: I strongly encourage members to add their geographical position of their most distant anchestor and the name and birthyear of their most distant anchestor at your best ability, because it will help weeding out recent immigration. The tools you need you find in the setup menu after login on your login page at FTDNA webpage, everything you need is there. If you only know your anchestors country or county of origin add the capitals or county capital position, if your anchestors village is not on the map use the closest bigger town of your anchestor.
14 Mars 2006: Project opens.