Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Next kit back at lab

Another of the issued kits has made it to the lab, so patience while we await the results for Doug (F-14), descendant of Archibald & Jane (BLAKEY) FAIRBAIRN, which Archibald's father Archibald, may or may not be the son of Archibald and Janet (SCOTT) FAIRBAIRN.

More participants in the project are welcome, especially if you belong to any of the families on the Wanted! page - but we're not fussy, we'll accept ANY FAIRBAIRN/FAIRBURN/FAIRCHILD wanting to see where he fits in the overall scheme of things.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Even better match

Noticed that a few more of Bill (F-12)'s results were available (all bar 26-37 now in), along with his predicted haplogroup (unexpectedly I1).
Results page updated, showing an excellent match with F-1 and F-2, again as expected, once you believe his ancestor John is indeed a son of David and Jane (Williamson) FAIRBAIRN, which theory this certainly vindicates.

Just to make things tidy, the two of the group with un-predicted haplogroups have had their Backbone SNP tests requested (advertised as free where haplogroups could not be predicted or confirmed).

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Hoquiam triangle one step closer to solution

Preliminary results (25 markers so far) of the 3rd side of the Hoquiam triangle are in, and we have a match with "clump 1" of Lineage 1 (marker 391 = 9), so yes, it looks like we have proof of the stated "cousinships", AND that John A FAIRBAIRN Snr's marriage and death certs were telling less than the truth about his parents.
The next batch of markers will prove interesting, showing how closely this line matches the others in Lineage 1, even if we cannot immediately solve how come the Robert side of this triangle connects in at all.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another kit back to the lab

Another kit, Tom (F-13), has made it back to the lab and begins the long process. Results scheduled for end April, all going well.
This should be our confirming dna signature for the lineage of James & Helen (GOODFELLOW) FAIRBAIRN.

Results page updated to show change of kit status.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Full Lineages section update

Prompted by the receipt of the final panel of Joe's results, the full Lineages section of the Supplementary pages on the DNA Projects Portal has been reloaded.
Main changes are:
- Inclusion of the long promised Wanted! chart for Thomas & Elspeth (WOOD) FAIRBAIRN
- addition of several Genetic Distance reports for individual participants
- shifting of Joe's lineage from Lineage in Progress x to Lineage 1e (now 1b3)
(there may well be other changes I've forgotten about since I last did a full upload)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"cousins" update

The final panel of results are (finally) in for Joe (F-10), one side of the triangular "cousins" mystery centering on John A of Hoquiam, and still show he is more connected to the second group of lineage one who share marker 391 = 10 and marker 520 = 20 rather than the 9 and 21 respectively of the descendant of William & Jean (WANLESS) FAIRBAIRN that he was expected to match more closely, given that William's brother is meant to be David, forbear of one side of the cousin triangle.
The results for the 3rd side of the triangle, William (F-12) aren't scheduled until towards the end of March. Patience.
Would still be good to get a confirmed descendant of David & Jane (WILLIAMSON) FAIRBAIRN into the project to help pinpoint these linkages more, given the uncertainties in the paper trail for David and Jane's son John.

Another set of results are still missing in action somewhere between Australia and Houston, and the status updates are yet to be received on the remaining kits known to be out there, only recently sent, so again, patience.

Results page has been updated, and any necessary changes to the supplementary pages on DNASurnames will follow later when time permits.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cove, Cockburnspath, Eyemouth family link

Updated the  Fairbairn Web Page links to include some very informative pages on the Fairbairn families of Cove, Cockburnspath, Eyemouth, namely those of John & Grizel (JOHNSTONE) FAIRBAIRN etc.

Any FAIRBAIRN males of this line out there to represent this family? Admittedly a large number of them were caught up in a number of tragic fishing fleet disasters, but there must be some modern day ones left.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Robert & Agnes BLACK

The list of potential candidates for a representative from the line of David & Margaret (WHILLANS) FAIRBAIRN, has shrunk slightly as son David has been found to have died in WW1 unmarried (but with a daughter).