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Major update of Clan Donald DNA Project results page

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Major update of Clan Donald DNA Project results page

Posted: 22 Jun 2011 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Donaldson
I was looking at the results tables for the Clan Donald DNA Project yesterday evening, and it is clear that Doug McDonald has been very busy grouping and regrouping members based on their test results. He has been using their results for standard tests like the 37, 67, and 111 marker tests, but he has also been using results for deep clade and other SNP tests to group project members.

Project subgroups have been renamed, and there are several new project subgroups including members who had previously been assigned to one of the large unclassified groups. I noticed that some older groups had been broken up, with their members ending up in more than one group. The old R1b Red subgroup associated with Scotland is an example of this.
There are also some individuals who were classified into subgroups who have now been moved into the large R1b unclassified group. Additional test results for some of these individuals would probably make it possible for Doug to assign more men to smaller subgroups, giving researchers of their families a better understanding of how they are related to other families within the project.

Because the subgroups have been renamed, it is difficult in some cases to tell whether a group is brand new or not. Two groups which I am certain are brand new are the R1b - Blue-green and R1b-U152 - Olive-blue subgroups. Each of these subgroups includes a member with the Donaldson surname.

You can see the project results tables here:

http://dna-project.clan-donald-usa.org/tables.htm

Subgroup descriptions in the tables contain genealogical information for some lines, and the tables include links to entries in the ysearch database for many project members. Most ysearch entries include information on the most distant known ancestor of the individual on his surname line.

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