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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2016, 01:03:45 AM »

Family Tree DNA has just released five new SNP Packs, bringing the total to 55 now.  All five are being offered at the usual introductory price of $99.00.  They are:

J1-S12192 & BY67
R1b-U152
R1b-Z367
R1b-Z43
R1b-Z49

I also like the fact that they relabeled some of the previous yDNA Haplogroup J SNP Packs so that you can easily tell if they pertain to the J1 or the J2 branches.  We currently do not have any Kits in the Project in J1, so none of these J1 SNP Packs are useful to any of our Members at present.  However, the older J2-M172 SNP Pack would seem to be a good fit for three of our Members who show that ending SNP for now.

We have one Member who has tested to R-U152 and the new R1b-U152 SNP Pack looks like it might be useful unless a decision to take Big Y at some point in the future has been made.  From their currently estimated or tested SNP positions, I do not see any of our other Members being able to utilize the other three new SNP Packs at this time.
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« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2016, 02:19:17 AM »

Family Tree DNA has now deleted the following SNP Pack:

J1-Al-Mubailesh

This brings the total number of SNP Packs available to purchase down to 54.
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2016, 11:53:37 PM »

Three more SNP Packs have been released by Family Tree DNA, bringing the total available now to 57.  As is standard, these three new Packs can temporarily be purchased at an introductory price of $99.00.  Except for the R1b-M343 Backbone SNP Pack, all of the others now cost $119.00.  The three new ones are:

I1-CTS10028
I1-CTS6364
J1-Z1842

It is impossible to know if either of the two new I1 SNP Packs would be of interest to our I1 Members because these are advanced Packs and all of our Members are at the default level according to what it shown in our y-Results table.  If they have guidance from the relevant Haplogroup project, perhaps one of these would be useful.  There are no J1 Members in our Project currently, so the third SNP Pack is not of any interest to anyone here.
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2016, 01:32:47 AM »

Family Tree DNA has just introduced a 58th SNP Pack at the customary introductory price of $99.00.  Except for the R1b-M343 Backbone SNP Pack, all of the others now cost $119.00.  The new SNP Pack, R1b-Z2185, is an advanced one, out from one of the multitudinous sub-branches of R-DF13, the one caused by the SNP mutation R-ZZ10_1.  As far as I can tell from the Kits that have done any SNP testing, this new SNP Pack would not be of any use for any of our Members.
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2016, 10:25:10 PM »

Family Tree DNA has added four new SNP Packs recently, bringing the total now to 62.  All of them are priced at the introductory cost of $99.00 for now.  The four are:

J1-FGC1713
J1-FGC4415
R1b-L226
R1b-Z36

The two new J1 SNP Packs are in the branch associated with the SNP Mutation M267, which has its highest geographic concentration in the Arabian Peninsula and across the Red Sea in northeastern Africa.  Of course, like many other yDNA Haplogroups, it has spread extensively from its origin.  The SNP Pack defined by L226 is a very advanced one beyond the ZZ10_1 sub-branch of DF13.  The Z36 SNP Pack is for one of the sub-branches of U152, a sister sub-branch of my own L21.

In addition to these four new SNP Packs, supposedly FTDNA has lowered the prices on two others, J1-S12192 & BY67 and J1-Z1842, back to their introductory cost of $99.00 for some unknown reason.  Perhaps the new J1 SNP Packs and the price reductions are in conjunction with the deletion of the previous J1-Al-Mubailesh SNP Pack in July of this year.
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2016, 11:21:27 PM »

Family Tree DNA has added six new SNP Packs for a total of 68 now available for order.  As is the standard practice, these newest SNP Packs can be purchased for a limited time for $99.00 before they probably increase in price to the typical $119.00 for most SNP Packs.  The six new ones are:

E-L19
I1-Z2535
J2-L363
R1b-DF63
R1b-FGC5494
R1b-Z192

Members of our yDNA hg E Lineage I might be able to use the E-L19 SNP Pack, but they would first have to either discover that this was their sub-branch through emulation (examining the STR pattern of other kits in their gateway haplogroup project) or single SNP testing to E-L19.  I1-Z2535 is an advanced SNP Pack that was designed to be used by Kits that had first purchased the I1-Z58 SNP Pack and knew that the I1-Z2535 sub-branch was the one to test.  J2-L363 is also an advanced SNP Pack and our J2 Members would be better served ordering the J2-M172 SNP Pack first to see if this newest J2 SNP Pack is even applicable to them.  The three newest R1b SNP Packs are all intended to be appropriate follow-ups for the R1b-M343 Backbone SNP Pack.
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2016, 10:56:30 PM »

Family Tree DNA has released a 69th SNP Pack at the introductory price of $99.00.  It's in yDNA Haplogroup E:

E-L674

It does not appear to be of any use to any of our present Members.  It is too far beyond the present estimated SNP for our Lineage I Members and the other Members of yDNA Haplogroup E are on a different sub-branch.
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« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2016, 08:41:45 PM »

Family Tree DNA has released two more SNP Packs, bringing the total now to 71.  Both of these newest SNP Packs are in yDNA Haplogroup R1b and have the customary introductory price of $99.00 before increasing to the standard cost of $119.00.  They are:

R1b-DF21
R1b-Z251

The former SNP Pack would potentially be applicable to my Lineage IV, but we have tested beyond it now.  I do not see anyone in our Project who could positively utilize the latter SNP Pack.  The R-Z251 SNP is one of those tested for in the R1b-M343 Backbone SNP Pack, so it is designed to work in conjunction with that in order to further extend a kit's SNP sequence.
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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2016, 05:02:48 PM »

Family Tree DNA has released three more SNP Packs and updated a fourth one.  This brings the total number of SNP Packs now available to 74 and the new ones are currently priced at the introductory rate of $99.00 for now.  The new ones are:

R1b-S1051
R1b-S3058
R1b-S5488

The updated one is now called:  R1b-L21v2

The first one of the new SNP Packs, is for one of the sub-branches (or sub-sub-branches in some Haplotrees) of R-DF13, which has an incredible number of sub-branches.  I do not know of anyone in our Project who could use this, but there might well be someone.  The other two new ones are extensions of the recently released R1b-DF21 SNP Pack.  Again, as far as I know, no one in the Project could use the first of those, R1b-S3058.  The other one, R1b-S5488, is my own Lineage's parental branch for our Z16294.  We cannot use it, but there may be other Kits in our Project who could belong to sister sub-branches to our Z16294.  It is highly unlikely, other than the Cousins in my own Lineage IV, that any of you belong to Z16294 because we have a Signature Marker that must be one of the best in the world with an allele value of 11 for DYS492.  The late Leo William Little discovered that this value is shared by only about 1% of all R1b men.
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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2016, 12:10:41 AM »

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has released its 75th SNP Pack and the very first one for men in yDNA Haplogroup T.  This new T-M184 SNP Pack seems almost perfect for our two Members in that Haplogroup.  FTDNA has estimated they carry the I-M70 SNP, but that is simply two SNPs higher along the trunk of this tree, so this SNP Pack will start just a little earlier in the evolution of their SNP sequence.

yDNA Haplogroup T is an interesting branch, have arisen sometime between 40,000 and perhaps 46,000 years ago.  Members are now widespread and the Wikipedia article on this Haplogroup has a beautiful and very colorful tree diagram of all its many branches.

Unless either of our Members plans to take Big Y or Full Genomes Corporation's Y Elite 2.1 sometime in the future, I would recommend this new SNP Pack for their consideration if they are interested in beginning SNP testing.  It will be on sale for $99.00 for a limited time.
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« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2016, 12:43:12 AM »

Family Tree DNA has released two more SNP Packs for a total of 77 now.  Both are priced at the standard introductory rate of $99.00 for the moment.  However, they are both for men in the yDNA J1 branch and all of our yDNA Haplogroup J Members are in the J2 branch and therefore cannot use these.  The two new SNP Packs are:

J1-BY8
J1-Z640
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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2016, 04:01:06 AM »

Family Tree DNA has released a 78th SNP Pack.  This one is for Kits in yDNA Haplogroup G and is called G-L497.  It is priced at the standard introductory rate of $99.00.

There is only one Member of our Project whose Kit is in yDNA Haplogroup G and it has a confirmed ending SNP at this point of G-M201, which is the original SNP for that Haplogroup.  Therefore, this advanced SNP Pack would not be appropriate.  Instead, the G SNP Pack would be the one to order to conduct SNP testing if Big Y is not chosen.
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2016, 04:45:55 AM »

A 79th SNP Pack has just been released by Family Tree DNA.  This is another advanced SNP Pack, called I1-Z140.  As with prior new packs, it sells for an introductory rate of $99.00.

However, all of our Kit holders who are in the I1 branch have not tested or confirmed beyond the early I-M253 SNP, which YFull estimates arose about 27,500 years ago, with the exception of one Big Y tester who does not need any SNP Packs.  Therefore, this SNP Pack has no present utility for any of our Members.
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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2016, 03:04:56 PM »

Family Tree DNA has made a flurry of changes in its SNP Pack universe.

One of these is apparently just a name change in order to provide clarification.  Most R1b Kits are initially estimated to be R-M269, as you can see in our y-Results table.  But the starting R1b SNP Pack was called R1b-M343 Backbone.  This seems to have caused confusion in some people as to whether it was the right one for R-M269 Kits.  So, the name of this SNP Pack has been changed to R1b-M343&M269 Backbone SNP Pack.  It will actually test for SNPs going back to M343, which was the mutation responsible for the R1b branch.  But it will also test for R-M269, corresponding to the R1b1a1a2 branch, and many others.

There is a new SNP Pack for R1b-FGC5780, an advanced SNP in one of the major sub-branches of R-DF21. YFull estimates this SNP arose 3,700 years ago.

There are three new SNP Packs that are associated with a subdivision and relabeling of a previous SNP Pack.  The R1b-L513 SNP Pack is now called R1b-L513xS5688xS6365.  This means that its sub-branches S5688 and S6365 have been pulled out of that SNP Pack and are tested separately.  So, only the remaining parts of L513 are tested with this SNP Pack.  Accordingly, there is a new R1b-S5688xS5982 SNP Pack where the same logic applies.  It tests for SNPs in the S5688 sub-branch, except for those in its S5982 sub-branch.  Extending this pattern, there is a new SNP Pack for R1b-S5982&L153.  Finally, a new SNP Pack for R1b-S6365 has also been introduced.  This collection of SNP Packs covers the advanced group of R-L513, one of the many sub-branches of R-DF13.  YFull estimates that R-L513, better known as R-DF1, arose about 4,300 years ago.

This brings the total number of SNP Packs available at Family Tree DNA to 83.  All of the new ones will be offered temporarily at the standard introductory price of $99 and will then no doubt rise to the customary price of $119.00
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2016, 01:26:04 AM »

The 84th SNP Pack released by Family Tree DNA is I1-F2642.  It is a sister sub-branch to the one who our Member who ordered Big Y is on and quite advanced.  Since none of our yDNA Haplogroup I1 Members have done any SNP testing, this test would not be appropriate for them.  It is being offered at the standard introductory price of $99.00.
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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2016, 01:24:51 AM »

R1b-L51xP312xU106 is the 85th SNP Pack issued by Family Tree DNA and is for those Kits whose men are not located on the two large sub-branches of R-L51, the R-P312 and R-U106 sub-branches.  So, for example, if your Kit was in the sub-branch of R-P7589, this SNP Pack would be for you.  It works with the R1b-M343&M269 Backbone SNP Pack.  If that initial SNP Pack shows your Kit is negative for both R-P312 and R-U106, then this SNP Pack could be the one for you.

It is on sale now at the typical introductory price of $99.00.
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2017, 04:12:26 PM »

Family Tree DNA has released three additional SNP Packs at the introductory price of $99.00.  This brings the total number of SNP Packs available to 88.  The three new SNP Packs are:

I-M253
J1-BY66
L-M20

The new L-M20 SNP Pack is the first one for that yDNA Haplogroup and looks like an excellent one that starts at the SNP that created that branch.  Unfortunately, we have no Members in that Haplogroup.

The J1-BY66 SNP Pack is for advanced testing of that sub-branch of yDNA Haplogroup J.  But since all of our Members are in the J2 sub-branch, this SNP Pack is of no use to them.

However, the new I-M253 SNP Pack, which I am not sure is labeled properly and should actually be I1-M253 instead, looks great for our I1 Members who currently have the I-M253 SNP on their FTDNA yDNA Badge, whether estimated (in red) or confirmed (in green).
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2017, 02:01:00 AM »

Two additional SNP Packs have been offered by Family Tree DNA at the usual temporary price of $99.00.  This brings the total to 90.  They are:

I2-L38
I2-S2364

The first of these is a perfect plug-in for one of our Members who has tested and confirmed out to the phylogenetic equivalent of I2-L38, I2-L39.  The second one is another advanced SNP test that is not of any known use to any Project Member based upon their current level of testing.

Recently, the E-L674 SNP Pack had a huge price increase to $230.00.  We are told it was because of a special customization that it underwent.

Finally, the I1-M253 SNP Pack has seen at least a temporary price reduction to $99.00.  This is an important SNP Pack for our yDNA Haplogroup I1 Members because it is essentially the Backbone SNP Pack for them.  In other words, it's the starter SNP Pack.
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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2017, 12:21:34 AM »

Family Tree DNA has released its 91st SNP Pack, which they currently call I-FGC33295, but that is probably a typographic error unless they have changed their terminology.  It is an advanced SNP in the I2 sub-branch of yDNA Haplogroup I and therefore would seem to be I2-FGC33295.

In any case, it does not look like any of our current Members could knowingly utilize this newest SNP Pack based upon their current level of SNP identification.
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« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2017, 01:57:59 PM »

Family Tree DNA has released three more SNP Packs, bringing the total to 94, plus corrected the name of the one released last month.  Here are the three new SNP Packs:

E-V13
I1-S2078
I1-Z73

The name of the previous I-FGC33295 has been corrected to I2-FGC33295 to conform it to Family Tree DNA's naming convention for SNP Packs.

None of the new SNP Packs appear to be relevant to any current Member of the Project who have tested that far.  V13 is the SNP that is associated with the ISOGG branch E1a and all of our Members are E1b.  S2078 created the ISOGG branch I1a3a, but almost all of our Members are at the beginning I1 level.  Finally, Z73 corresponds to ISOGG's I1a2a1a4a1 and thus is a very advanced SNP and the same comment that was made about S2078 applies to it, but more so.
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« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2017, 08:44:36 PM »

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Family Tree DNA has released an upgrade for the J1-M267 SNP Pack, called J1-M267v2.  This SNP is one of the ones responsible for the creation of the yDNA Haplogroup J1 sub-branch and therefore this SNP Pack is effectively a Backbone SNP Pack for men of J1.

As a re-introduction, this new version is currently priced at $99.00.  Unfortunately, there are no current Members in the Project in the J1 sub-branch.  They are all in the J2 sub-branch, whose Backbone-equivalent SNP Pack is J2-M172.
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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2017, 02:06:25 PM »

I would like to thank Terry Barton for posting my previous comment in this thread.  World Families Network transitioned to a new version of their software and they were not aware that errors seen elsewhere also impacted Forum posts.  The professor who does their programming is in finals week and therefore it is uncertain when the issues will be rectified, so Terry rolled the software version back in the meantime.

As for SNP Packs, the day after Family Tree DNA released the newest one, they changed the name on it from J1-M267v2 to J1-M267v3.
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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2017, 01:58:33 AM »

Family Tree DNA has issued an interesting SNP Pack for its 95th offering.  It is the Q-Backbone SNP Pack.  It sells for just $34.00, but it only has 34 SNPs included.  I am not sure if this is a temporary Sales price or not.  We do not currently have any Project Members in yDNA Haplogroup Q, but I hope this SNP Pack will be successful because it would be great to learn more about the phylogenetic structure of Native Americans.
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« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2017, 01:22:15 PM »

Family Tree DNA seems to have reissued and relabeled the previous G SNP Pack.  Although I did not examine the contents, the G SNP Pack, by its very name, would imply that it was a Backbone-type SNP Pack for yDNA Haplogroup G.  The new or replacement SNP Pack, G-M201v2, makes that implication even stronger since M201 is the SNP responsible for the creation of yDNA Haplogroup G.

We currently have one Project Member who could productively utilize this new SNP Pack, which presently sells for $99.00.
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« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2017, 12:19:19 AM »

Family Tree DNA has released two new SNP Packs at the usual introductory price of $99.00.  They are:

J1-BY145
J1-FGC4745

We have no current Members in the Project who are in yDNA Haplogroup J1 and therefore these new SNP Packs have no relevance to anyone.

There are now a total of 97 SNP Packs currently available at Family Tree DNA.
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