Saturday, July 25, 2009

25th: 18th kit at lab

Our 18th kit has hit the lab, two more still out there somewhere.

Patriarchs page updated to include a very brief outline of the Irish FREEBORN family who match 24/25 (so far) with F-20 our Fifeshire FAIRBAIRNs representative.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

John & Jessie (JOHNSTONE) F.

Next panel (markers 13-25) now in for our representative of the line of John & Jessie (JOHNSTONE) FAIRBAIRN.
Looking good confirmation of another Lineage 1 "clump 2", with the previously advised 389-2 = 30 being the only marker being non-modal for this grouping.

With only a week, to go before the end of the Summer discounts, it would be really, really good to hear from FAIRBAIRNs willing to represent some of our un-represented lines.
Any of the Ednam Blacksmith line out there to see how all those "stone in Ednam" references in published trees may stack up against modern science?

Result pages have been updated on both the Supplementary pages on the DNA Projects Portal, and the Summary pages on the World Families Network.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

21st: Fifeshire FREEBORNs?

The next panel of results are in for Bill (F-20) our Fifeshire line representative.
They are still showing a match (now 24/25) with a FREEBORN representative, but no match to any of our existing project members.
Supplementary pages have been updated with these results, and now show the predicted haplogroup that wasn't available last update.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

18th: SNP Backbone result update

Summary result page, updated to reflect the expected results of John (F-17)'s SNP backbone test to confirm his haplogroup (John a descendant of John & Jessie (JOHNSTON) FAIRBAIRN).
It was indeed I1, so we weren't jumping the gun assigning him to Lineage 1.

Friday, July 17, 2009

17th: Beyond the Borders

Preliminary (12 marker) results are in for Bill (F-20), our sole representative of the Fife line of FAIRBAIRNs, Thomas and Jean (LAWSON/LOWSON) FAIRBAIRN.
They don't yet have a haplogroup assigned, but there isn't an immediately obvious match to the Borders lineages, although 10/12 to Stan (F-15).
The latest results do however have a 12/12 match with someone not in our project but tested with Family Tree DNA by the surname of FREEBORN, no further information currently available.

The overall results on the Supplementary pages have been updated, as has the summary result page on the World Families pages.
At the same time, some additional pedigrees have been added to the Patriarchs page in the hope of finding representatives:

Remember that if you are thinking of seeing what dna testing can do for your family history, brick walls, refining your paper trails, that the discounts are still are on offer until the end of July, and we would love to hear from any male FAIRBAIRN interested enough in his family history to help us identify as many FAIRBAIRN lines as we can and see how they may link up.
Click here to read about various tests, and to join (y)our project (we prefer 67 markers, with 37 the bare minimum for anything useful for genealogical purposes).

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thick and fast

Now the batch 312 preliminary results are also arriving.

Check out the Summary result pages for the latest update, 12 markers for a descendant of John FAIRBAIRN & Jessie JOHNSTONE, who belongs to Lineage 1 "clump 2".

The match is only 11/12 as we have our first difference on marker 389-2 in Lineage 1 (30 instead of the 29 all others in Lineage 1 have).

The Supplementary pages have also been updated to include the above, and the Wanted! pages have had a bit of a revamp to reflect the current state of play.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2nd: Spoke too soon

The missing panel was only a day longer than the rest, and did indeed prove rather interesting.
At 67 markers David (F-7) turns out to be only a Genetic Distance of 2 from (F-8), one marker of which, 447, only (F-8) has as 21, so that probably typifies his line of Thomas & Elspeth (REDPATH) FAIRBAIRN, not that that helps fill in too many gaps to connect up David's Trotter FAIRBAIRN as yet.
The supplementary pages have been updated, as has a preliminary attempt at joining up all of "clump 2" of Lineage 1 into one signature chart (as opposed to the subset there previously).

1st: What is it about markers 48 thru 60?

One of the more interesting panels of results for our FAIRBAIRNs is that from 48 thru 60, and it always seems to be the one that takes longest to come thru.

With the recent upgrade promotion David (F-7) took the opportunity to upgrade to 67 markers, and I noticed that two of the 3 panels of results this involves have come thru, but markers 48 thru 60 are still outstanding.

38 thru 47 and 61 thru 67 are as expected.

Supplementary pages on the Projects Portal have been updated with the results to hand.