Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dawe BigY testing

Yes, we are still an active project, just having too much fun finding/exploring matches to update this blog very often.
Those belonging to the project have access to the FamilyTreeDNA Dawe project Activity log, which is private to project members only.

Keep an eye on this block of The Big Tree under R-P312/S116 > Z40481 > ZZ11 > DF27/S250 > ZZ12 > BY653 

It contains the first of the DAWE project BigY results - those for the Lamerton, Devon branch.
With the current sale on, we've also upgraded a 4th cousin from the same line, so should progress down towards present day a little further.

Once FamilyTreeDNA have finished their upgrade to their haplogroup tree and the necessary files are available (BAM files) again, results will also be uploaded to yFull.com, where we should be under this R-BY653 sub-branch.

Also check the R-haplogroup tree link on Isaac DAWE's page on DNASurnames

Interested in adding to the DAWE yDNA knowledge?
Check out why BigY testing may be of interest:

The current sale finishes 31 December 2017

Saturday, July 23, 2016

atDNA group

While we wait for more yDNA candidates and matches, those of you also exploring autosomal DNA (atDNA) to see what that may add to our overall knowledge of DAW(E) families may be interested in two updates:

On my (Lorna's) DAWE family page there's a updated chromosome map of some of the DNA segments that have been identified as having been inherited by the participants from either Isaac DAWE or his wife Sarah SMITH, who married in 1796 at Tavistock, Devon.
The 2014 version is still there for comparison.
It is already out of date as another descendant of William Smith DAWE and Mary WAY has popped up on GEDMatch, having tested at Ancestry

Over on DNASurnames, the DAWE DNA results page has an atDNA section added.
Included on that page is the current Dawe/Smith descendants chromosome map, but also a chart showing the predicted generations between matches along with the actual generations.
The chart also highlights the randomness of atDNA inheritance by showing which cousins do NOT have a detectable match (over 10cMs).
There is also a segment traceability diagram, copy below, showing how many connections between tested participants exist - thanks to the wonderful tools on GEDMatch. This one comes from the Multiple Kit Analysis - key for the diagram is on the above linked page.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tweaks/sale/privacy settings

A few tweaks have been made to the Summary Project pages on the WorldFamiliesNetwork.

In doing so it was noticed that the default grid embedded on the result page direct from FamilyTreeDNA was not showing all of the project results.

For those of you ordering Y-DNA tests after about March, please review this post about the changes to the default privacy settings that impacts this display.

The tweaks:
  • formatting of some pedigrees that seem to have gone awol fixed
  • Skeleton pedigrees added for DAWE families in Lanreath, Cornwall and Snettisham, Norfolk 
With the FamilyTreeDNA sale on until the end of December, this is a great time to find representatives for new direct male line DAWE families to take at least Y-DNA37 (but preferably Y-DNA67) tests, and for anyone with a DAWE ancestor to try FamilyFinder.
Keep an eye on this spreadsheet
 for  coupon codes for additional $ off over and above the discounted prices.
New coupons are being issued weekly on Mondays.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Check out your MyGroups

Those of you belonging to the DAW(E) Surname dna project may have noticed there's a new facility  available on FamilyTree DNA when you log in - MyGroups.

Why not check out the activity feed for the group and contribute something about your DAW(E) ancestry and either what you are trying to prove from DNA, or have already proven?

Activity feed posts are private to members of the project only.

At the top of your FTDNA page you will see a globe, currently to the left of your name, upgrade message etc.
The little globe that may have a red circle with numbers in it - that's the number of unread posts since you last visited.
Clicking on Dawe in your project list will take you to the new project pages, which includes a link to the Activity Feed.
At the moment there are still daily coupon codes being posted for varying $$ off new orders.
The clutter of the $10 off ones has been reduced by moving those to the public News page, leaving  the more serious $$ off ones for members only.

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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Results from Devon

Preliminary results are beginning to arrive for a representative of the Devon DAWE family of the miller Isaac DAWE of Lumburn.
Another in the growing group of R-M269 (R1b1a2).
The Summary DNA pages have been updated, including the remainder of results for the representative of the family of John & Sophia DAWE of St Blazey, Cornwall.