Feb 19, 2014: Updated the Project Background and Goals pages + Updated the Haplogroup R2 Draft Tree.
Apr 17, 2012: The WTY of kit #130681 has resulted in a new significant SNP (L1069). You can see this SNP on FTDNA's Phylogeny Draft Tree
Oct 02, 2011: All those who are positive to L263
are now officially R2a2
Sep 29, 2011: The WTY of kit #114870 has resulted in 5 new significant SNPs (L722, L723, L724, L725, L726).
Mar 17, 2011: All those who are positive to L294
are now officially R2a1a
Feb 06, 2011: All those who are positive to L295
are now officially R2a1
Jan 26, 2011: The project background page was updated to include a Draft Tree of Haplogroup R2.
Oct 27, 2010: The WTY of kit #166326 has resulted in 4 new significant SNPs (PAGES00004, L381, M367.2, M368.2).
Sep 09, 2010: Officially, All M124+ (previously R2) are now R2a. The ISOGG tree
has just been updated: ---- R2
(M479) -------- R2*
(L266, M124, P249, P267)
May 15, 2010: The total number of SNPs found under Haplogroup R2 are 6! The SNPs are: L261
. You can see the location of these SNPs here: FTDNA's Phylogeny Draft Tree - Haplorgoup R2.
Jan 20, 2010: The second SNP under Haplogroup R2 has been discovered! SNP name: L263
which is also found on kit# E5125 by the WTY test.
Jan 10, 2010: The first SNP under Haplogroup R2 has been discovered! SNP name: L261
which is found on kit# E5125 by the WTY test. You can see this SNP on FTDNA's Phylogeny Draft Tree
Nov 13, 2009: 3nd WTY sample (Kit# 34064) is under process. The sample represents the Jewish A cluster.
Nov 13, 2009: 2nd WTY sample (Kit# E5125) is sent to FTDNA. The sample represents the Armenian A / Greek cluster.
Nov 07, 2009: 1st WTY sample (Kit# 130481) is sent to FTDNA. The sample represents the Arab (Kuwait) cluster.
Oct 22, 2009: We received the first 2 donations! Sep 24, 2009: We have reached 40 individuals!
Jul 29, 2009: We have reached 30 individuals!
Jul 28, 2009: Some distinguishing markers of sub-groups are identified (next to each sub-group label).
Jul 19, 2009: Sub-grouping is done (based on UG's Comparison of R2 67-Marker Results: http://r2dna.org/index.php?topic=60.0).
Jul 16, 2009: 20 individuals joined the project.
Jun 26, 2009: Rhyndakos (KIT#: E5125) was the first one to join the project :)
Jun 25, 2009: R2-M124-WTY Project website created.
Jun 24, 2009: R2-M124-WTY Project started.
Jun 21, 2009: Contacted FTDNA to start an R2-M124-WTY project.