G-L497 Y-DNA

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NEW G-L497 SNP Pack test: released 22November 2016 !  NEW

Includes 160 SNPs [most of which are NOT in the original G-SNP Pack test that was designed for all of Haplogroup-G]

Many NEW SNP branches under G-L497  have been discovered in BigY testing over the last two years - this new SNP panel includes a majority of branches associated with newly-discovered SNPs under G-L497 !

This test panel is targeted specifically to better categorize persons who are in the G-L497 project  

Top-level SNPs and smaller branches:

L497, CTS9737, CTS11352, CTS3226, Z727, CTS2100, Z726, Z6031, Z36217, P293.2, FGC477, Z6748, FGC490, Z30723, FGC801, CTS718, Z31846, Z40740, S10458, Z24311, Z24316, Z31358, Z27264, Z39088, Page11, Z1816, Y3102, Z1823, Z39862

L43 branch:

L43, L42, Y11074, Y11076, F1300, CTS7357, Z31318, CTS3647, YP786, F2610, Z40798, YSC0000033, Z39499, M7109, Z41322, Z41181, Z40850, Z31333, Z27265, Z30640, S12047, Y10621, Z27266, Z39504, Z39505, Z41202

Z16775 branch:

Z16775, Z16777, Z16770, FGC21278, Z16773, Z16771, Z16772, Z17394, Z34079, Z34083, Z31343, Z31842, Z37851, Z37856, FGC21273, Z41649, Z27567, 

Y20235, Z41151, Z39670, Z39673, Z39688, Z39685, Z39689, Z39694, Z40538, Z39698, Z42529

CTS4803 branch:

CTS4803, S2808, S23438, CTS10391, Z30787, S18765, Z41143, Z41144, CTS702, FGC14522, Z17780, S1786.1,S2795, S2784, Z40548, Z30729, Z3441, Z30771, F3484.2, Z17787, Z42514, CTS7551, F1694, F720, CTS6369, YSC0000256.2

G-L497 Equivalents (possible new branches just above or below L497):

CTS1899, CTS5351, CTS7111, CTS8596, FGC470, PF6850, PF6852, Z3207, Z3212, Z3528, Z730, Z731, Z733, Z736, Z744, Z749, Z756, Z1818, Z1822, Z3008, Z3390, Z6379

Other Equivalents (possible new branches):

CTS730,CTS7012, Z6380, Z729,Z735, Z758, Z760, Z1900, Z3035, Z3205, Z1817, Z6900, Z6901,CTS5089, CTS5762,CTS8701, CTS12895, Z16776, Z747, Z753, Z3195, Z6382

Additonal SNPs for persons who may be close to G-L497:

PF3346, PF3345, Z38302, Z39263, U1, CTS342, Z40367, Z39367, Z30708

For additional information or testing guidance, contact:

Rolf Langland, Project Administrator

SNP Reference:

December 4, 2016


Dear Project Members (FTDNA G-L497 Project):

This message is a clarification from your G-L497 volunteer project administrators regarding the recently-developed G-L497 SNP Pack test, for which you may have received an announcement from FTDNA on or about 22 Nov 2016.  The G-L497 SNP Pack that we have just developed will provide new and useful SNP information for the majority of all persons currently in the G-L497 project, unless you have had BigY testing or you are a very close match to someone already with BigY testing.

It has come to our attention that FTDNA did not correctly set up the process to place orders for the new L497 SNP Pack.   Specifically, many (but not all) project members, on their FTDNA home page will see an incorrect “disqualifying” message when they attempt to order the G-L497 SNP Pack. This “disqualifying” message is a disclaimer put there by FTDNA, but should be ignored in this situation.  Please see the information below which explains how to order the G-L497 SNP Pack, should you be interested to do so. If you have already ordered an L497 SNP Pack, your order will be processed with no problem and there is no additional action required on your part.  

In addition, the message sent by FTDNA on Nov. 22 did not explain that the new G-L497 SNP Pack is not just a revision of the earlier G-M201 SNP Pack that is used for overall Haplogroup-G.   If you have previously ordered a G-M201 SNP Pack, the new G-L497 SNP Pack will provide, in the majority of cases,significant new information about your SNP categorization.  

If you wish to order the G-L497 SNP Pack, please use the steps outlined below, and take care not to mistakenly order the old G-M201 SNPPack, since the home pages of many project members are still showing an order box for the old G-M201 SNP Pack.  

Procedure to orderthe G-L497 SNP Pack:

On your FTDNA home page, click the blue Upgrade box.

  1. Click on “BuyNow”, under Advanced Tests.

  2. Under TestType Marker, select SNP Pack.

  3. Click on to the right of “G-L497 SNP Pack”.

  4. Click the orange box, “Order Now”.

  5. If a message now appears that says your kit“does not meet prerequisites for G-L497 SNP Pack, ignore the message and click the blue box, “Order G-L497 SNP Pack.”  The warning message about “prerequisites” is not valid.

  6. Proceed to checkout.

We hope that many G-L497 project members will consider ordering the new G-L497 SNP pack, which evaluates about 160 SNPs specific to our project, including many new SNPs discovered from BigY testing in project members over the past two years.  If you have not done a BigY or are not planning to do a BigY, the G-L497 SNP pack is the most efficient method to find out if you are in one of the newly-discovered SNP branches of the G-L497project.

If you are interested in the G-L497 SNP Pack, but are not sure if it is the right test for you or have trouble with placing a test order, the project volunteer administrators are available for assistance and to answer any questions you may have.   

Best Regards,

Rolf Langland

G-L497 Volunteer Project Administrator