Genetic genealogy 2011
From ISOGG Wiki
18th February 2011
At around the same time Family Tree DNA database also clocked up over 200,000 Y-DNA samples in its database. An ISOGG project administrator noted the following on the Family Tree DNA website on 18th February: "There are currently 200,071 [Y-DNA] samples in the database. This represents 38,879 unique twelve marker haplotypes, 74,428 unique twenty-five marker haplotypes, and 87,797 unique thirty-seven marker haplotypes." Under "mtDNA Results it says "There are currently 123,372 samples in the database representing 18,665 unique haplotypes."
Family Tree DNA announces the launch of a new 111-marker Y-DNA test in an e-mail to group administrators dated 5th April 2011: "Due to the specialized nature of this test and in order to evaluate the potential benefit of this type of upgrade, we ask that customers with Y-DNA12, 25, or 37 results upgrade to 67 markers first before considering the 111 marker test."
Publication of the first genetic analysis of a surname in Southern Europe. Surname and Y chromosome in Southern Europe: a case study with Colom/Colombo By Luis Javier Martínez-González, Esther Martínez-Espín, Juan Carlos Álvarez, Francesc Albardaner, Olga Rickards, Cristina Martínez-Labarga, Francesc Calafell and José Antonio Lorente. European Journal of Human Genetics, 17 August 2011.
Publication of the book DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy Research in the Twenty-First Century by ISOGG member Debbie Kennett.