Wednesday, December 19, 2007

19th: Most Recent Common Ancestor

Found this table on the FT DNA site which shows a bit more about the likelihood of where the matched ancestors are: Probability for Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA)
Which makes it seem quite likely that our two matching results might share a common grandfather back from the contemporary Archibald FAIRBAIRNs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

18th: 2nd project member

The mystery match confirmed as a descendant of Charles and Mary (BATE) FAIRBAIRN, and has joined the project.

17th: First full 37 marker results in

First full set of results received. The 12/12 match (between descendants of Archibald and Janet (SCOTT) FAIRBAIRN, and Charles and Mary (BATE) FAIRBAIRN was also 25/25 but 36/37. See Results page for more details. Which is all very exciting, given this was completely unexpected, but certainly indicates previously unknown, and unfortunately unprovable via records, connections between Roxburghshire and Berwickshire FAIRBAIRN families.

Friday, December 14, 2007

13th: First results, first match

First set of preliminary results received, AND we have a 12/12 match with someone else in the FamilyTreeDNA database, unknown to me, and although the email hasn't bounced, it also hasn't been replied too. I'm guessing that his ancestors are Charles FAIRBAIRN and Mary BATE via their son Thomas Purdie FAIRBAIRN, and I would love to confirm this, and find out more as I know of now connection to this family - as yet.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

14th: First kit at lab

First kit (descendant of Archibald & Janet (SCOTT) FAIRBAIRN) received by lab, final results expected Jan 2008

Thursday, October 25, 2007

24th: Project initiation

Project initiated by Lorna, descendant of Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Alison CROSSER of the Scottish Borders (
My particular interest being to check, if possible, relationships between Archibald FAIRBAIRN's family and that of John and Elizabeth (MILLER) FAIRBAIRN of Bovina, Delaware, NY, USA, whose father was a Walter from Roxburghshire. John being of an age to slot into a gap in Walter's children.
I should also like to determine/confirm other linkages between assorted FAIRBAIRN families from the Scottish Borders, particularly
  • David and Jane (WILLIAMSON) FAIRBAIRN who ended up in Canada (Quebec Province) and
  • William and Jean (WANLESS) FAIRBAIRN of Wakefield, Quebec


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