Thursday, October 01, 2009
Ancestry.com Nomenclature Update
This notice was received in yesterday's email, FYI:
"We’ve updated a Y-chromosome DNA test marker name and its allele value to comply with a recently released industry-wide recommendation by the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG).
One of the markers in your Y-chromosome DNA test has changed names from "Y-GATA H4.1" to "Y-GATA H4". The allele value of "Y-GATA H4" has also changed. This has been done based on the recommendation of ISOGG and a consensus of genetic genealogists. This will not affect your current haplogroup assignment.
Ancestry.com DNA is committed to providing you with the most current and relevant results for your family history research. As other companies adjust their results to match the new standard, your results will be more easily compared with the results in their databases and the results entered manually into our database. You may even discover new matches thanks to this update!
You don’t need to take any action, but you can view your updated results right now."