Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autosomal DNA for DAW(E)

The males need not be the only ones having dna fun for DAWE.

Although yDNA is the quickest and surest way of proving direct male lineages, it is restricted to just the direct male line descendants.
Autosomal DNA is far more inclusive in that anyone with a DAWE ancestor may contain segments of DAWE DNA in their genes.
Unfortunately the inheritance process is a little more random, and the lottery of life may mean it is no longer detectable, but you wont know until you try!
Want some background reading? Check out the ISOGG Wiki
- http://isogg.org/wiki/Portal:Autosomal_DNA
- http://isogg.org/wiki/Beginners%27_guides_to_genetic_genealogy

Autosomal results have not yet been included on the DAWE DNA project supplementary pages, but we are having a degree of success identifying segments of dna that can be attributed to DAWE ancestors from Devon.

Check out Lorna's personal DAWE page for a chromosome map, already out of date as more data flows in.

To join in with the multi-dimensional jigsaw involved in identifying the shared segments of dna and the shared ancestor responsible for passing on that bit of dna down the generations, do consider autosomal dna testing - FamilyTree DNA's FamilyFinder for preference as you can then join the DAWE DNA project there, but if you have tested at 23andme or ancestry and have DAWE ancestry, why not consider transferring to FamilyTree DNA?
See the DNASurnames project diary for their transfer incentive, club together with family members tested elsewhere, and get a free transfer.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Devon DAWE

Our sole representative of the family of miller Isaac and Sarah (SMITH) DAWE of Lamerton has upgraded to 67 markers.
The results show he has no matches at 67 markers at all in the FTDNA database.
Back at 37 markers he only had one match, and that at a genetic distance (GD) of 4, to a person claiming descent from a HARRIS of Nova Scotia.

There must be others claiming descent from DAW(E) families of Devon interested to see if they connect?
Check out the Wanted Page for more information.