Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The theoretical dna signature chart exploring the ELLIOTT/FAIRBAIRN conundrum on the supplementary pages has been updated, conservatively, after more time spent checking the matches against the Family Tree DNA Time Predictor.

Monday, July 26, 2010

26th: The Elliott conundrum

I've made some time to explore the ELLIOTT conundrum, and as a result have been in contact with a number of the researchers of the lines that are showing up as a match to our Lineage 1 FAIRBAIRNs.
The end result, or rather the preliminary result, is now showing as a new sub page on the Supplementary DNA pages as an exploration of the ELLIOTTs, IRWIN and FAIRBAIRN matches.

Also, the first panel of results is in for one of the new participants, so a placeholder for F-35 is now included on the Lineage 1 grid - yes, another Lineage 1, clump 2 match.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

16th: Kit status/another ELLIOTT match

We now have two kits working their way through the lab - watch this space.
The summary results table has been updated to reflect that.

In addition, we also have another ELLIOTT match. As yet he hasn't responded to the invitation to join us in the FAIRBAIRN project, but his earliest ancestor appears to be a George ELLIOTT born 1731 with connections to Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania, dying in Elbert Co, Georgia (1804).
I am working on an addition to the supplementary pages where these ELLIOTT/IRWIN/FAIRBAIRN matches can be explored in a little more detail.
Basically they appear to be from American lines tracking back to early 1700s Pennsylvania and Georgia so far but I'm not yet sure of the earliest dates.
All are matches at 67 markers to Lineage 1, slightly closer to Clump 2.
The ELLIOTT Project DNA Admin thinks this may make the Border FAIRBAIRNs actually ELLIOTTS, with a possibility that it is the other way.
I'd like to think it is the other way of course (vbg), but in reality, the jury is very much still out, with a growing body of evidence of several ELLIOTT lines and one, related, and slightly later, IRWIN line in Illinois.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

6th: Minor tweaks to Patriarchs page

The Patriarchs page has had a couple of minor tweaks.
The main one being to shift the outline descendants report for lineage 1j of LE (F-31) out of the "In Progress" section up to immediately next to Lineage 1a, whose representative he is an exact match of.
And to add a placeholder in the In Progress section for F-34, the kit currently at the lab, results due in a couple of months.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th: Minor update to summary results

Summary results page has been updated to reflect that one of the kits outstanding has made it back to the lab.
Further details in a couple of months!