Thursday, June 23, 2011

23rd: Hardy lot these FAIRBAIRNs

Had to chuckle over a couple of American draft cards.
1917 exemption being claimed because of the loss of left arm and right foot
1942 same chap, under the heading physical characteristics which would aid identification: "none"
And his brother likewise:
1917 same day, both legs and an arm
1942 day after his brother, only left arm missing.
Should be classified as medical miracles?

That aside, an outline pedigree has been added to the Patriarchs page for our latest DNA recruit (F-44).
This is the family of a John & Isabella (BRACKEY) FAIRBAIRN, who are highly likely to be (despite many contradictions in the records) the John & Isabella (BROCKIE) FAIRBAIRN who appear in the chart of F-42, our latest 67/67 match.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lait Vain

Another inventive indexing entry on ancestry - Lait Vain for a name that is clearly FAIRBAIRN on FreeCen.
No wonder Elliot FAIRBAIRN and mother Isabella FAIRBAIRN later BOOKLESS were hard to find!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Outline pedigree and dna results

More DNA results in, most of those for F-42, a representative of yet another Earlston/Greenlaw Berwickshire family.
Supplementary pages, and summary result pages updated, and an outline pedigree added to the Patriarchs page.
We are still missing one panel of these results, but those received to date place F-42 in Lineage 1 "clump 2", with fine tuning yet to come.

Family Tree DNA have announced an Upgrade discount promotion should anyone wish to explore what more markers will tell them about their connections.
The Family Finder test is also discounted - but only via dna projects by the look of Family Tree DNA's front page pricing, so make sure any orders are via your personal page.
Details and instructions on the overall diary for the dna projects portal.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

9th: DNA Results

Two more of the DNA tests upgraded from 67 to 111 markers have now received their results.
The Supplementary DNA project pages have been updated to reflect the results.
Looks like very little variation in these higher markers to date, but we only have 3 test results so far.
Anyone else interested in comparing their results at this level should probably keep an eye out for any special offers that Family Tree DNA may make, either on their website or their facebook products page, which coincidentally seems to be about to run a promotion soon if they get 3000 more "likes" on facebook!