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The Bruce Surname Y-DNA Project
  • 213 members

About us

Bruce Population Frequency
See the bottom of the Results page for a new analysis of the global Bruce population and it's distribution.

Privacy Settings

Please ensure that your Privacy Settings allow for other project members to see your DNA results.

This is especially true for new members, because the default is currently for them to be hidden.

Refer to this blog for details -

FTDNA is now phasing in their new user interface called myGroups.
It has a facebook-style Activity Feed tab which will hopefully provide a good communication forum for our members.
The 4 web pages that are provided for our project/admin use, are now found under the 'About' tab.
Our main project page is now tucked away under 'About' and then 'Background'.

Most of our concerns with their new user interface have been addressed by FTDNA, but one problem/bug remains...
All people that visit our project are presented with the 'Activity Feed' page, whether they are members or not.
That is not what we want, especially for visitors (non-project-members, and non-FTDNA-customers).
Visitors to our project should see our main project page which contains important information (especially for first time visitors).
Currently our main project page is quite hidden away under 'About' and then 'Background'.

Members are encouraged to join their appropriate Y-DNA haplogroup (or subclade) projects...
Look to see if your terminal SNP is listed in the available projects.
Just for example, all our R-L21 members are encouraged to join the R-L21 project.
Some of these haplogroup projects are doing great works.

New members and group updates...
New member test results have resulted in some rearrangement of the groups.
Phylogenetic graphing is now used to perform grouping, and these graphs can be viewed on the Results page.
TMRCA values are calculated from the STR markers, and obvious groupings can be seen when these are shown in a network.
Anyone interested in the relationship between tests (and groups of tests) should check these out.
This is becoming especially true for those exploring their SNPs, as this field develops.

We are now seeing more 'transfer' tests coming over from other testing companies, and finally a few Big-Y results.
Refer to the statistics section at the end of the main page to see a count of these.
Some transferred tests do not show up in the standard STRs reports, but their grouping can be inferred from their terminal SNPs. If this applies to you, please contact us to discuss some strategies for getting your test included in the standard STR reports.

We also have about 60 or so associate members (these being non-Bruce tests and even a few non-male tests).
Some of the non-Bruce YDNA tests are potential NPEs, and some are exploring their relatedness in pre-surname times.

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