I was reviewing the GEDCOM 5.5 specification and I am not clear as to what field should be used to store the basic Haplogroup information for an individual from DNA testing as described in What information is important to record.
The challenge both being I want to store it in a portable field not proprietary to my software as well as ensures the integrity of the data for the time it was measured. As both the Paternal Y-tree STR/SNP are being revised yearly and the Maternal mtDNA trees are also being updated but not as often..so I need to capture the Haplogroup and branch as well as the year identified.
Currently I am using "Ethnic Origin" in MacFamilyTree.. but I do not see a Ethnic Origin tag in the GEDCOM standard.
The GEDCOM export of the above data exports under RACE tag.
- RACE mt: H1n-T146c (c.2015)
- RACE Y: R1b-Z273 / CTS-12074 (c.2015)
Their Skin Color is listed as "COLO White".
The Race tag is very generically defined in the GEDCOM standard as simply:
- RACE = Race
- COLOR = Skin color
Is there a more standard tag or label that is more appropriate to use than RACE for this information?