We are incredibly lucky in the Sproul Project to have as many Big Y testers as we have. Here is a snapshot of the various branches that have been discovered so far since we've begun Big Y testing. When the Project started we only knew of the mutation R-L48 which is estimated to be 4,600 years old! not much help in the genealogy world. We have since learned that R-FGC60974 is the parent mutation or Haplogroup for the Sproul tree. Within a period of two and a half years this is how far we have come. And 2020 promises to yield so much more! Thank you so much to all of you for being part of this amazing family of Sprouls. STR and Big Y testing is critical to the understanding of how we all fit together.
On behalf of the Sproul DNA Project I would like to ask all of us to give Mary Helen Haines a warm welcome to our project as she joins our Administrator team. Mary Helen has over ten years experience as genealogist for Clan
Thank you Glen for representing the Sproul project at this year's FTDNA Annual DNA Conference in Houston, Texas. Your attendance is huge in us staying up to speed in current DNA technology to better advance our project. Thanks so much!
In response to Joseph Sprowl "VERY important notice" I have chosen "limited access" as recommended by FTDNA. Our kit # is 498826. I believe I have selected Full Access.
Cousins, it is important to remember that the entire existence of this project is owed to a man named Philip H Sprowl of Indiana. Nearly ten years ago Philip had a theory that all Sprouls of every part of the world could trace their lineage back to Walter, Seneschal to the 5th Earl of Lennox. Philip sponsored quite a few of us in the early years of genealogical DNA testing to help support his theory. It was Philip's passion to use DNA in genealogical research that sparked my passion for DNA testing. I learned today that Philip has late stages of Alzheimer's disease. He sleeps about 20 hours a day and the only memories he can recall are of his caring wife. Please pray for Philip and his loving and supportive family.
A recent visit with my branch mates. George Sproul from Virginia standing left, myself standing right and Jim Sprole from Baltimore with his buddy Joe. We had a great visit and although I've visited with Jim several times in the past this was the first time all three have visited together. Thank you Jim for hosting us!