Monday, December 29, 2008

29th: Newfoundland Lineage updated

DAWE lineage pages updated to include the new project participant, and where he fits on the Newfoundland charts.
This included adding a new progenitor, William, one generation prior to Samuel, with some additional background info.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

28th: Patriarchs updated

Patriarchs page updated to show the relationships between the newly dna matched participants.
As can be seen, we now have a good dna signature for the Newfoundland branch with two distinct, distant lines represented.
All that's needed now are several representatives of assorted Devonshire branches to provide a good match.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

27th pt 2: Welcome to our 2nd participant

John's match has now come in from the cold and joined the project, so the Results page has been updated to reflect this.

Further details on where he fits into the Newfoundland tree will be updated when provided.

27th: First set of results in, and a match

Our first set of results (37 markers) are now in. They had been somewhat delayed as the lab had to use the B Sample to get a result.

There's a 25/25 match with another DAWE who has tested with Family Tree DNA, but isn't in our project (yet).

Results pages updated.

Monday, December 8, 2008

8th: New test discounts until end December

Until the end of December FamilyTreeDNA are offering Christmas specials on new tests ordered, so if anyone is interested in joining in, now is a very good time to do so.
The discounts only apply if you order via the surname project, so make sure you use the join project link (don't worry, you get to read some things first by clicking on that link and aren't automatically committing yourself), on the Daw(e) project pages
For useful comparisons with other lineages, the minimum test recommended is 37 markers, but 67 would be preferred.
Should you be considering this, and are the first to represent a line, or belong to line where a confirming test is required, there may be a subsidy available. Contact the Project Administrator first if you think this may apply.

Likewise, if you have any questions not answered by the FAQs available on the Daw(e) project pages or at FamilyTree DNA, please don't hesitate to contact the Project Administrator, as we'd love for you to be reassured that this is a completely harmless process, and you wont have police knocking on your door because of your dna, nor any medical conditions exposed. Those are completely different, much more elaborate tests.

Come and join the fun, the more lines represented the better.

Friday, November 28, 2008

27th: Portal Pages updated

Check out the DAWE introductory page.
Although we only have one participant in this project so far, time will presumably remedy that.
John would very much like to match his Newfoundland DAW family to their presumed English roots, either Dorset or Devon being favoured.
There must be some English DAW(E) descendants who are interested in helping us determine where/how the assorted DAWE families link up.

So far, I've only included my main line, that of Isaac DAWE and Sarah SMITH, under the WANTED! page.
When time permits I will add a couple of other Devon families that also connect in various ways.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Participants wanted

The DAWE Surname DNA Project would very much like to hear from male DAWE surnamed descendants of the following families:
1) Isaac DAWE and Sarah SMITH of Lamerton and Newton Mill, Tavistock area of Devon
2) Joseph DAWE and Elizabeth CROSSMAN of Buckland Monachorum
3) any of the Sampson DAWEs of Devon

Saturday, July 12, 2008

12th: First kit ordered

First kit ordered - by a descendant of the Newfoundland DAW(E) family of Samuel c 1696 Ship Cove, wanting to match back to families in Devon or Dorset

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

12th: DAWE project initiated

Welcome to the newly created DAWE (and variants) Surname DNA Project and the associated diary (blog).

All DAW and DAWE participants welcome.

Main project pages.

Supplementary information:
  • "wanted!" lines,
  • family trees
  • researcher contact information