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Monday, December 23, 2013

Sent SNP info to Glasgow Meeting

 Today I sent a summary of the several "PAXTANG PA" ELDER DNA kits' info
 to the Glasgow Meeting via the COMMENTS box on the announcement webpage.
There are also more than 20  ELDER kits in "R1b" 
and  2 ELDER kits in "J" category on the Scottish DNA chart.  

Nancy wrote:
RE: SNP STUDIES for ELDER DNA project --- "PAXTANG PA" kits in SCOTTISH DNA project within
  I- M223  SNP list --- to help identify Ancestor Origins--

We now have 4 "PAXTANG PA" ELDER kits posted in the STUDY CHART for
 M223 in I = IslesSc
Heading: M223- (IslesSc/I2b1a1) - SNP list: M284, L1195, L126, L137, L369
Kit #17814     ROBERT ELDER, b. 1679 Scotland d. PAXTANG PA
Kit #15534      ROBERT ELDER, b 1679 Scotland d. PAXTANG PA
Kit #15134     HENRY (II) , b. 1817 Garvagh, Co Derry, d. 1902 Iowa
Kit #75444    ROBERT ELDER (1836-1910) Inch Island, Co. Donegal
2nd ELDER category of I-M223 Chart: -M223.>L1195>L126,L137,L369 (IslesSc Group1/I2b1a1
Kit #50076      William Hoyt ELDER of Spartanburg, SC
3rd ELDER/ELDERS category of I-M223 Chart>CTS9183>L1229>Z2054*(RootsGroup2b-R9-12/446=9, 531=12
Kit #219446 McKinder ELDERS b. 1830 TN (possibly from Yorkshire, Eng)

Currently Trending:  "Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms" (SNP's - Pronounced SNIP's)
I'm participating as much as possible to help in the expert's Studies on the FamilyTreeDNA servers,
as more SNP tests are posted, and categories are added for our ELDER kits.
---Nancy Elder Petersen
Volunteer Host, ELDER DNA project

Sunday, December 22, 2013


 FOUNDING MEETING of the "DNA Interest Group for Scotland"
Saturday 18th January 2014, 11.00 am – 2.00pm
Room GH753, Graham Hills Building
University of Strathclyde, 40 George Street, Glasgow

Description with Campus Map:

Sponsored by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy)
University of Strathclyde Genealogical Studies
Scottish DNA project
See especially the Scottish DNA chart
 (Click Pull down Y-DNA results menu - includes over 30 ELDER kits
           divided into Haplogroup categories listed among 11 pages

The founding meeting is open to anyone who has experience or an interest in using DNA for genealogical or family history research.  Its goal is to establish a forum for:
    •    sharing and comparing results of research in genetic genealogy
    •    encouraging the use of genetic genealogy within the British Isles with a particular focus on Scotland (anyone within reach of Glasgow is welcome to attend)
    •    administrators of DNA surname, geographical and haplogroup projects to exchange ideas on project management and interpreting results
    •    helping people who have taken genetic DNA tests to make sense of their test results and what they might mean for their genealogical research
Further details and a working agenda will be posted in due course.  In the meantime, please contact genDNAscotland@gmail.com for further information or to register an interest in attending, or enter your name and email address in the comment form below and send in your question.

Useful Links
ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy)

University of Strathclyde Genealogical Studies

The Scottish DNA Project

DNAeXplained: Basics of DNA genealogy

COMMENT FORM included.