This was long road for me to order Big Y test, and mostly it’s because I didn’t know the real benefit of it. Now is the time to analyze results.
UPD. For proper tracing how my journey was, I suggest to read all other, in time-related sequence:
- R1a vs. I2a (Jun-2014)
- I-CTS10228 (Jan-2015)
- I-Y4460 (Jun-2017)
- I-B57 (Jan-2018)
- I-Y128456 (Jun-2018)
- I-FGC63213 (Sep-2018)
Since 2014 till 2017 I was not sure, what Big Y can give me, but now I realized, that main purpose is to find out new SNP, potentially unique only in my Y chromosome (meaning in my yDNA ancestry). And with a hope, by having it done, it should help me to find male relatives (yDNA matches) a bit faster and maybe more precisely.
UPD: Sep-2018, I received great news – another DNA test result from Lithuania, based on FTDNA I2a haplogroup group managers showed similarity with my DNA. And it caused FTDNA to name a new branch I-Y128456.
UPD. Aug-02-2019, I received Big Y-700 update.