Sunday, January 31, 2010

31st: Welcome

Welcome to the Fairbairn Surname One Name Study (ONS) Project Diary.
Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) registration has been applied for and
Companion web pages for the study are in the process of being created.
In the meantime, the dna pages continue to be fully operational and are an obviously complementary site for a study of a surname.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

30th: Thick and fast

Results are pouring in thick and fast.
Another of our in progress kits has made it to 12 markers at least.
Supplementary pages updated to include F-27, the representative of the line of Robert & Elizabeth (YOUNG) FAIRBAIRN of Eckford.
At just 12 markers it is obvious that he fits somewhere in Lineage 1 "clump 2".

Friday, January 29, 2010

29th: Full results in for F-22

Michael(SIMPSON) F-22's full results are now in, and his page has been updated to include the Genetic Distance (GD) calcs.
Supplementary pages overall result grid also updated as is a preliminary attempt at joining him into the Lineage 1 "clump 2" dna signature chart.
Busy chap the FAIRBAIRN at the top of that tree.
A review is needed to check that the % calcs and generations to Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) are all still in synch, and will be done when time permits.
Basically he is closest to our IRWINs, and to John (F-17) descendant of John and Jessie (JOHNSTON) FAIRBAIRN, and it is beginning to look as if a small subset of FAIRBAIRN descendants may share CDYb=39.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

28th: Lineage 1 "clump 2" grows apace

Michael(SIMPSON) F-22's 1-25 marker results are in (well the 38 thru 67 are also there, but the 26 to 37 panel is still in progress).
We have a new member of Lineage 1 "clump 2", fairly close to modal (so far anyway, the really interesting bits are in the yet to be provided 26 thru 37 panel) for "clump 2".
His page on the supplementary pages has been updated to include the Genetic Distance calcs Family Tree DNA provide for his 25 marker results, and the overall result grid also updated.

The Lineage 1 page has been tweaked to shift all of "clump 1" to their own Lineage 1, imaginatively entitled Lineage 1 "clump 1", rather than as they were previously ,simply as individuals.
This is primarily as we can have a fairly good shot at figuring out how these families may link, unlike the much more disparate "clump 2".

Once the current round of results have all been received, the analyses pages will get their probably overdue revamp.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

27th: Another kit made it to the lab

F-29 is now in the queue at the lab, so fingers crossed for a set of results matching Lineage 1 "clump 1".

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

ELLIOTT update

Some day soon we may end up with more ELLIOTTs than we have FAIRBAIRNs!

The ELLIOTT match reported the other day has joined the project as F-32, and his results have been added to both the Summary and Supplementary pages.
No pedigree information available as yet, but he's a very good match, at 67 markers, to the existing IRWIN and ELLIOTT outliers, with the nearest FAIRBAIRN match being Joe (F-10) at GD 2.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20th: Another ELLIOTT match*2

Don't yet know anything about his pedigree, but another ELLIOTT has just turned up as a 67 marker match to two of our FAIRBAIRNs, Martin (F-1), at GD6 and slightly closer to (F-8), at GD4.
Further information hopefully will be provided in due course if he agrees to join our other ELLIOTT and IRWIN outliers in the project.
Patriarchs page has been updated to include links to/from the summary and detail pages for the IRWIN results.

And another kit is on order, bringing our total to 31.

Monday, January 18, 2010

More lines added

The Patriarchs page has been updated to include the lines of the nurserymen of Clapham, which line is about to be represented, if all proceeds to plan.
Supplementary pages have also been updated with this line, and the Wanted! page had a bit of a tidyup.

News that another of our kits is on its way back to the lab, so let's hope that this time results are as expected.
Summary results table has also been republished to reflect the current status.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

14th: No match

Full results are now in for Michael (F-23), and he officially joins Neil(CARTER) F-4 as our two participants with absolutely no matches anywhere in the Family tree DNA database - yet.

Result grid, and notes etc on the Supplementary pages all updated.

More research, and more participants, both needed to tease out the implications for this part of the FAIRBAIRN jigsaw.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13th: One more in/result overview

The third of our three recent kit orders has now hit the lab, representing the line of Robert & Elizabeth (YOUNG) FAIRBAIRN, Robert being a surveyor for the Duke of Hamilton in the parish of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire in 1849, with the 1851 census showed him as (42, 52 or 62, bit unclear, but ancestry indexed him as 52), civil engineer, born Eckford, Roxburghshire (although he was a bit hard to find on ancestry, having been indexed as Robert Facobaion, and his birthplace recorded as "Eclford, Robeburghshire").

The summary result pages have been updated to include F-23's 12 marker results, and update the kit status summary.
With results in (1 only partial to date) from 21 kits, 2 at the lab and 1 still missing in action somewhere, we can see a clear pattern that most of the Borders Fairbairn families are related to a greater or lesser extent in haplogroup I1 (15 of the 21, plus 4 non-FAIRBAIRN (IRWIN and ELLIOT) names who match).
Four of the 21 are in haplogroup R1b, with two matching, those of the Fife and Irish/Canadian FAIRBAIRN/FREEBORNs.
The remaining 2 kits are one with an as yet unassigned haplogroup, which looks like it will be R1b but may or may not ending up matching one of the other R1b participants, and one a J2 which looks like a question to be answered by his ancestors somewhere.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another pedigree : George & Jane (LAW)

The Patriarchs and Wanted! pages have been updated to include another outline pedigree for a line where a participant, or two, would be most welcome to aid in piecing together the jigsaw of Scottish Borders FAIRBAIRNs.
George and Jane (LAW) FAIRBAIRN married at Nenthorn (his parish), with Jane being of Melrose. Family spread to England, the States, Sth Africa and Australia.
Somewhere amongst all those countries there must be someone interested in showing where this line fits, and if so we'd love to hear from you.

Out next set of preliminary results (12 markers) aren't due until 13 Feb (batch 341).

Result update

Preliminary (12 marker) results are in for Michael (ROWLAND) F-23, and although it is a little too early to tell definitively, look more like a match to those in Haplogroup R1b rather than all the more usual Lineage 1 in Haplogroup I1 he was expected to match.
Most definitely need more lineages represented to help tease the answer to this one out, given it was/is thought that this is the line of William, schoolmaster of Bowden and Galashiels.

It will be interesting to see how the 10/12 match to Stan (F-15) develops at more markers.
(Next set of markers not due until mid Feb).