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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Adding notes for MAINE DNA matches

ELDER of Montana, USA on Featherstone webpages,
at new webpage titled INDEXES for a newsletter titled "FEATHERSTONE FINDINGS" by JOYCE HAWKINS

Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Featherston - b. 16 Jun 1843 Carroll Co., MO, d. 14 Dec 1902 Carroll Co., MO: Christian; m. 16 Jun 1874 Hartline WA (at Martin Featherston's) to John James Elder - b. 7 Sep 1843 Madison co., KY, d. 19 Nov 1923 Eugene Township. WA, bur. Elder burial grounds; moved to Carroll' Co., MO 1850; progressive farmer; s/o Robert Elder/Nancy Mills. John James Elder m.l) Nanny Winfrey; m.3) Mrs. Letha Trougough; m.4) Mrs. Alice Kelly

Nancy's notes:
Discovered FindaGrave listing for 11 ELDER names, including
 John James ELDER and his father R.C. ELDER in Eugene Township, Carroll County, Missouri.  

More Research by JOYCE HAWKINS on FEATHERSTONE webpages,
see a familiar location listed for ELDER surname in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England,
ENTER ELDER in search box:

Ann Elder
F, #6510, b. circa 1793, d. December 1881
Reference P2216
"Ann Elder was born circa 1793 at Newcastle, Northumberland, England.1 She married John Featherston on 31 January 1818 at Gateshead, Co Durham, England; This is the closest marriage on the IGI - John Featherstone and Ann Elder - but I do need more proof but it fits as first child Barbara was baptised in Newcastle 29 December 1818.2 Ann Elder death was registerd in the Newcastle upon Tyne registration district in the quarter of December 1881.3...."

Friday, July 8, 2011

ELDER research in Kinross-shire Scotland

ELDER Research in Kinross-shire, Scotland, adding to
notes on webpages

Trudy Mitchell's Ancestry Family Tree:
Robert Elder (b. 1837 Orwell, Kinross-shire, Scotland - d. 1907 Peebles)

LDS Familysearch.org:
Name: Robert Elder
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 20 Aug 1837
Baptism/Christening Place: ORWELL, KINROSS, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 06 Jan 1837
Father's Name: Robert Elder
Mother's Name: Elisabeth Scott
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11463-4
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
Source Film Number: 1040204
Photo of Robert Elder (1837-1907) and wife Margaret McGregor (about age 60)
Taken about 1897 in Peebles.
permission by owner, Trudy Mitchell

Friday, April 15, 2011

ISLE of SKYE and McGREGOR match at 62 of 67 markers

Today we received the complete 67 markers for
kit #172862, YSEARCH Code 9YGHH,
a descendant of ELDER family living in Isle of Skye,
to compare with other kits in YSEARCH.
Now using 67 markers and maximum of 6 genetic distance
See new Y-CHART:

McGregor matches at 5 genetic distance, and other surnames match at 6.

9YGHH - Elder - Isle of Skye, Scotland - R1b1a2 - 67
Q5BR3 - Livingston - Isle of Lismore (near Oban) [R1b1a2] - 67 - 6
3Y65B - Lee - Rensselarville, Albany, NY - R1b1a2a1a1b4 - 67 - 6
WSUYD - McGregor - Brig o' Turk (near Stirling) - R1b1a2a1a1b4 - 67 - 5
SN67J - McCoy - [R1b1a2] - 67 - 6
CH7YZ - Buchanan - Northern Ireland - [R1b1a2] - 67 - 6
2BB3C - Pomeroy - Dayton, Ohio, USA [R1b1a2] - 67 - 6
2XD3U - L21 Scot at 67 [modal] - Scotland - [R1b1a2] - 67 - 6

--Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project

Friday, March 11, 2011

ISLE of SKYE descendant kit #172862

ISLE OF SKYE Descendant - ELDER DNA kit #172862
12 marker signature the same as "one of the largest R1b groups in Clan Donald"
13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30

My ISLE OF SKYE research notes posted
See: "Alexander Macdonald Elder and his father, John Elder",
"MacDonald and Elder, the company that ran the stores in Isle Ornsay in the early 1800s, also acted as emigration agents."

See also Clan Donald DNA project

...."[Clan Donald] signature which begins:
has subsequently been recognized as the modal (most frequent)
signature within the Scottish highlands.
It has variously been referred to as Dalriadic modal and Scots47.
It is one of the largest R1b groups in Clan Donald."
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scottish DNA chart at University of Strathclyde

Scottish DNA project - YDNA charts - now divided into 5 pages and new labels
from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow - Host, Bruce Durie

25 ELDER kit numbers now posted on Scottish DNA pages (January 21, 2011):

Page 1 - Group 13 - R1b1b2 (M269)

110746 ( Z2 - "Elder/Rose")
26383 ( Z3 - "Elder/Fox of TN")
16176 (Franklin Co PA and NC)
114538 (Franklin Co PA and NC)

Page 2 - Group 13 continued

30720 (Z1 - Elder/McClelland in Scotland Borders)
171586 (Franklin Co PA and KY)
187668 (Franklin Co PA and AL)
155942 (Z4 - Pittenweem, Fife)
35714 (Peter Elder of VA)
20923 (Maine)

Page 3 - Group 13 continued
14778 (Franklin Co PA)/Bedford Co PA
12747 (Franklin Co PA)/Bedford Co PA
10261 (Franklin Co PA)/NC
29820 (Franklin Co PA)/Mercer Co PA
18545 (Franklin Co PA)
132709 (Franklin Co PA)/Wisconsin
10042 (Franklin Co PA)/Wood Co OH
16874 - (Ireland)

Group 19 (green - Wales - R1b1b2a1b) (P312 /S116)

Page 4 - Group 25 (M222) - green - R1b1b2a1b5b - Irish Niall

Page 5 - Group 59 - I2b1 (Viking- Isles - Paxtang PA)
75444 (Paxtang PA)
15534 (Paxtang PA)
50076 (Paxtang PA/Spartanburg SC - Stewart match 66/67)

J2 - Group 82
188265 (Elder/Dorsey of Maryland- Donna Logan's family)
12883 (Elder/Dorsey of Maryland - Donna Logan's family)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ELDER One-Name Study News

Today I received my print copy of "Journal of One-Name Studies,"
Vol. 10 #9, 2011, published in London, England.
I've paid my 2011 dues online and reviewed my ELDER
One-Name Webpage posted on their server

The Chairman's article highlighted activities for new members,
especially for USA and others who need online connections
with experienced members (mostly UK members).
Mentors will be be available for personal queries,
so I hope to sign up to ask for that service.
Another service announced is a special link to the free LDS database FamilySearch.org,
where search results will include a direction to any Surnames entered on
ONE-NAME STUDY webpages, like ELDER!!
Also, some good DNA success stories are told in this issue,
including one by Katherine Hope Borges,
host of the oldest "Scotland DNA Chart" online.

Always looking for more Scotland connections!
Nancy Elder Petersen
Host, ELDER DNA project