Monday, April 28, 2014

Continuing to explore the Y-SNP tree of mankind

With the current DNA Day/Arbor day sale at FamilyTree DNA we are taking the opportunity to try and find the next step down towards the present on the I1 haplogroup tree.

You may recall that our selected representative, John F-17, had advanced the matching group of FAIRBAIRNs down the I1 tree to Z141+ (was then I1a2a1a but appears now to be I1d...) but was negative for Z2535, one of the next branches on the tree.
We've selected F2642 as the next to test for.

The sale is also 20% off on Y-DNA37 tests, so any direct male line FAIRBAIRN would be most welcome to join the project to see which family they most closely relate too, or provide a new slant on a new group.
Any Yorkshire FAIRBURNs out there?

Check out the Wanted! page for lineages we particularly would like to hear from.

Remember that although Y-DNA testing is the most effective way to confirm that line A matches line B, those of us that aren't direct male line FAIRBAIRNs can still contribute to this giant genetic jigsaw by using autosomal testing - FamilyFinder with FamilyTreeDNA or the Ancestry DNA test (and later transferring results to FamilyTree DNA to get the best of both worlds). 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Coldstream FAIRBAIRNs

The One Name Study lineage pages have been refreshed.
Many of the so-called "changes" shown in the latest change indexes are probably cosmetic rather than earth shattering discoveries and many trees will have new twigs.

One update that may lead somewhere is that for John (marr. Jane WADDELL)  FAIRBAIRN of Coldstream.
David shared a cemetery transcription, which tied together with a Coldstream burial record in the OPR (albeit with a conflicting year) may mean that we have a more accurate birth year for John.
We are still looking for an interested direct male line FAIRBAIRN descendent to represent this line in the DNA project with at least a Y-DNA37, but preferably Y-DNA67, to see what that will tell us.
FamilyFinder autosomal dna testing from descendants of the potentially related lines may well show up as a match to the one FamilyFinder result we have already.