Tuesday, September 30, 2008

8th kit - Thomas & Elspeth (REDPATH) FAIRBAIRN

8th participant welcomed, and Patriarchs page updated to shift his pedigree (that of Thomas FAIRBAIRN b. abt 1790 Gordon, BEW, married to Elspeth REDPATH) up into the "in progress" section.
Hoping to see if related to William & Jean (WANLESS) FAIRBAIRN of Wakefield Quebec, given that both Thomas and William worked on the Rideau Canal, and William was supposed to have a brother Thomas.
Still looking for participants from among the descendants of John FAIRBAIRN and Elisabeth MILLER, lived Hardenberg, NY.

Monday, September 22, 2008

7th kit ordered - Trotter FAIRBAIRN descendant

7th participant welcomed, and Patriarchs page updated with his pedigree (that of Trotter FAIRBAIRN of Duns, Berwickshire, married in Ladykirk, BEW to Jane/Jean FAIRBAIRN of Kelso, family moved to Sunderland).
Hoping to find a participant from the other Sunderland FAIRBAIRN family, that of Robert and Elizabeth (TAYLOR) FAIRBAIRN, forebears of the Albert who ended up in Hoquiam and claimed John A FAIRBAIRN Jnr of Hoquiam as a cousin, and presumably therefore also a cousin to David & Jane (WILLIAMSON) FAIRBAIRN and William & Jean (WANLESS) FAIRBAIRN of Wakefield Quebec.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

20th: Pedigree updates

Pedigree added for Robert and H or Amelia (WALKER) FAIRBAIRN of Darlington Mills/Bowmanville Ontario. Robert from Duns Berwickshire, and had a brother in Haddington "in dry goods". Anyone researching the family?
Also a few tweaks to the pedigree of John and Elisabeth (MILLER) FAIRBAIRN of New York, the potential relation of Walter and Agnes (ROBERTSON) FAIRBAIRN.
Hoping to find a participant from both of these families..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

17th: Web page updates

Pages revamped to get them more consistent in look and feel.
Discussion page updated to include the new lineage and current thinking on how lineage 1 does or doesn't fit together, along with a list of families where participants for the project would be particularly welcome - if you are thinking of joining, get in quick, the great discounts only apply until the end of the month.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

14th: New lineage

Results page updated to show first 25 markers for the William FAIRBAIRN/May CARTER line representative. Our first additional lineage, ie no match with the existing participants.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cousins needed

Participants needed from families of John A & Sarah (DAUGHTERTY) FAIRBAIRN of Hoquiam, Washington State, David & Jane (WILLIAMSON) FAIRBAIRN of Quebec, and Robert & Elizabeth (TAYLOR) FAIRBAIRN (family of Sunderland then Liverpool and London).
Descendants of both David and Robert claim to be cousins to descendants of John A & Sarah.
Would be good to find out how come as there is no immediately obvious link in at least 4 generations.