This is for any Reed who has a sample at FTDNA and is I1-M253.
Hi Everyone, This note is to inform you of the availability of a private SNP at FTDNA that can be tested for, to determine the definite relation of any one in the Reed Cluster to me specifically but in the case of a group positive it would prove the relationships of everyone in our cluster. This SNP is the most Empirical data available. And is as “Absolute” that we can get with todays technology. I know that some of you have already tested for your Terminal SNP, so have I, but with additional single SNP testing I have determined my Terminal SNP to be not just M253, but Z60 where all down stream SNPs for me ends. So I asked FTDNA to create a test for one of my Unique Novel Variants.
The name of the SNP is “BY63” and can be tested as a single SNP. It is considered Private for now, and is not part of any chip Array being offered yet. So they will be using most likely, Sanger Sequencing, which is a manual technique. The cost is $40.00, a great price if you ask me.
So many Reed lines have come into the United States from so many different countries. And so many liberties have been taken with the Reed name in the past, the reason perhaps that so many of the Old Folks made mistakes in their replies to various genealogy inquiries of the past.
I hope you will consider testing. I will help with cost if necessary. Just go to advanced testing at the end of the I1 tree page and you can search for the SNP and buy it as a single test.