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The Bruce Surname Y-DNA Project
All Y-DNA tests with the surname of Bruce and variants are invited to join this project.
If you have already had your Y-DNA tested with Family Tree DNA -
. You can join this project by clicking on the Join Request tab above.
If you have never had your Y-DNA tested -
. There are usually discounts for testing at FTDNA through this project. Email us before ordering.
If you have had your Y-DNA tested elsewhere -
. Most third party Y-DNA tests can be transferred to FTDNA (Use this link).
Contact us for further details.
You can use the About This Group tab above to navigate to some other pages in this website.
Always check the News page for latest project developments.
Our current collection of Lineages are displayed on the Goals page.
Some phylogenetic trees showing member relationships are displayed on the Results
Use the Y-DNA Results
tab above to see the reports listing the members' STRs and SNPs.
The collection and presentation of the member lineages is an ongoing task.
Members are encouraged email their lineage to us for incorporation on the Goals page.
Please also ensure that your Most Distant Ancestor details are correct.
Groups, STRs and SNPs:
More testing of SNPs could provide a better understanding of the relationships between groups.
For example, over 70% of our membership are under the R-M269 (R1b1a2) branch,
but only about a quarter of these have any SNPs resolved below the R-M269 point.
In some cases, upgrading to more SNP and STR tests will improve grouping and matching.
But there are cases where further testing is unwarranted.
For example, where a group contains two members who are known to be closely related (via paper trail, etc),
then it is only useful for one of them to extend their testing, as their DNA will be almost identical.
For genealogical research FTDNA recommends a 37 STR marker test as the entry level.
FTDNA offers extension (clade) tests and an a la carte menu for individual SNP tests.
The Geno 2.0
and BigY tests allow for investigation into deeper ancestry.
For more information about recent groupings, see the News page.
For graphs showing the relationships between the members and groups see the Results page.
Please visit and feel free to introduce yourself at our new private members forum.
You will need to be registered with Family Tree DNA Forums before you can access it.
Once your registration has been confirmed, log in and then use the following private link
NPEs and Associate Members:
Members with non-male-Bruce tests are normally allocated to the Associate Members group.
If you have a Y-DNA test and your surname is not Bruce or a variant, AND you believe you have
direct male line Bruce heritage (ie, if you are an NPE case) then please contact us to discuss.
Bruce members forum at Family Tree DNA
Family of Bruce International, Inc
Guestbook at Family of Bruce
Bruce Surname forum at Ancestry.com
Our previous Bruce Y-DNA site