- Big Y-500 with no prior Y STR tests: $449 – this test includes all 500 STR markers plus the Big Y itself.
This is an amazing price given that the 111 panel itself is normally $359 alone. For just $90 more, you get the full 500 STR markers, including those 111, and the Big Y. This provides you with matches on 111 STR markers, your most refined haplogroup, and Big Y matching as well. Pricing has never been better.
Upgrades to Big Y-500:
- Y12: $449 – normally $629 – save $180
- Y25: $449 – normally $599 – save $150
- Y37: $429 – normally $569 – save $140
- Y67: $379 – normally $499 – save $130
- Y111: $329 – normally $449 – save $130
Updated Testing Strategy
Initially, I was testing only one man per family line, but I’ve revised that practice now because we’ve discovered new SNPs in different lines of the same family within a genealogical timeframe. This is exciting news, because it allows us to combine STRs and SNPs to define and sort family lines.
This is particularly useful when the tester knows they descend from a specific surname line, but has no idea how. The Big Y can solve that mystery when other methods don’t. I have two ancestral lines that have line-defining SNPs where STRs failed to make the division. I hope you have some of the same success – and the price sure is right.
My new strategy is to test minimally two men who descend from different sons of the oldest known ancestor of the line. In some family lines, several men have taken the Big Y, and downstream branches have been discovered. SNP mutations are much more common than we once believed.
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