Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24th: One step closer

Preliminary results just in for the kit (F-38) wending its way through the lab just now.
Yes, another Lineage 1 clump 2 match (12/12).

Only included on the overall grid until higher order markers are available and we can see where the line "fits" best.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

16th: Welcome

Decided it was a bit silly running two FAIRBAIRN related blogs.
So, welcome to the new all encompassing FAIRBAIRN blog - covering both the DNA , and the One Name Study project diaries.

From here on, their project diaries will be here.

The history of both blogs has been migrated, and the links I know about will be changed to point here instead, so that there's an integrated view of the entire FAIRBAIRN project activity.

Couldn't get my first two choices of blog names ( and as both were taken with no apparent activity.
However, this is an acceptable alternate.

Yes, the background image is probably meant to be constellations, but it was picked from the available templates because it looks a bit like one of Oxford Ancestors mtDNA charts showing where you fit into the Seven Daughters of Eve:
If anyone has a FAIRBAIRN related similar chart they'd like to share we could change the background!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11th: Disambiguation

Anyone interested in William Armstrong FAIRBURN, "noted American author, naval architect, marine engineer, and industrial executive" (from Wikipedia)?
Stumbled across a reference on the Encyclopedia of human thermodynamics that was making a case for his being a son of a William, and grandson of Sir William FAIRBAIRN, which didn't seem altogether too accurate.
End result: Wikipedia now has an update to William Armstrong FAIRBURN's entry adding in some of his family information gleaned from UK and USA records available on