The Bruce Y-DNA Surname Project
Recent new members...
2 -> group C
1 -> group F
1 -> group I
3 -> associate members
We are now seeing a few 'transfer' tests coming over from other testing companies.
Private Bruce forum...
There is a new contact request from B6404.
Access to our forum is clunky because when you log in to FTDNA Forums you are
taken to their public forums, but our private forum is not visible from there.
You have to navigate to http://forums.familytreedna.com/forumdisplay.php?f=202
to access it.
The FTDNA helpdesk have said that they are considering some improvements for this.
Recent group updates...
Ongoing work on the groups is needed to accurately reflect the Y-DNA results.
Group names have recently been changed for the haplotypes R1a1a, I2a and I2ba.
This was done to improve the display ordering of the groups.
Phylogenetic graphing of our members has been used to perform some recent regrouping.
These graphs can be viewed on the Results page.
For the technically minded...
Current Coupon Offers:
I used http://www.mymcgee.com/tools/yutility111.html to generate the TMRCA data,
using the Hybrid mutation model, 95% probability, 25 years per generation, and FTDNA mutation rates.
The resulting PHYLIP data text was then fed into the Kitsch program, using commands l, j, 9, 1000.
The resulting tree file was then massaged and labelled using Mega5.0, and then the graph images created from that.
This link was helpful - http://home.earthlink.net/~odoniv/HamCountry/HAM_DNA_Project/HAM_DNA_Phylogenetic_chart_Instructions.html
Family Tree DNA is currently offering a US$10 coupon to members who upload their GEDCOM.