Results from Big Y SNP testing have been coming in for the past several months and are proving very interesting. In my own surname line, I have had about 30 private variants (SNPs that have been found in no line other than my own) that were discovered and reported through Big Y testing. As tests are completed for some of my paternal cousins, I expect to find that they share almost all of these variants, leaving a few that have occurred in my line since it branched off from that of my cousins.
I have posted some of the early SNP testing results for Group F Morrisons at http://www.geneticousins.com/L1403/L1403SNPTree.htm
. These results can serve as an example for other groups in our DNA project. The blocks on the tree contain the names of SNPs that have been found in all of the people whose names and kit numbers are listed below the blocks. In the case of the Group F Morrisons, there are people of other surnames who share many of the more recent SNPs. This can be helpful in learning the history of all of these families as we study the areas where these various family names originated.
With the results we have so far, we see the results for Morrisons beginning to form a cluster, indicating more recent relationship. Additional results are due over the next few weeks and are expected to help us complete a clearer picture of how the Group F Morrisons are related to each other and to the other surnames on this chart.