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New FamilyFinder DNA test from FamilyTreeDNA lab

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: New FamilyFinder DNA test from FamilyTreeDNA lab Reply with quote

I'm excited about a new test called FamilyFinder,
offered by FamilyTreeDNA which may help all 25 members
of our "FRANKLIN CO PA" DNA group,
plus all our relatives who are researching that line,
by analyzing just one member's new DNA test.
We hope to discover important clues about the ways many
of our ELDER families are connected.

ELDER DNA kit #88750, is an adoptee with a different surname,
who has found no birth records yet.
We ordered his new FamilyFinder test today,
which should use the same DNA mouth-swab sample sent
in for his original tests.
He believes his father may have been named ELDER,
and may have met his mother in Alaska around time of Korean War.
  His Y-DNA matches my brother's Y-DNA of
        "FRANKLIN CO PA" group, at 61/67 markers.
   Kit also matches Howard ELDER of Mercer Co PA #29820 = 61/67
         W.J. ELDER, #114538, ancestor North Carolina     = 61/67
         Sevier Co TN #13706 and #23663 match = 22/25 (67 not tested)
ERWIN surname at 60/67.
   Total = all 25 members of "FRANKLIN CO PA" Y-DNA group
       are matching the kit, at levels of 12, 25, 37, or 67 markers,
       whatever their order included.

Thanks to info from experts on DNA-Genealogy Forum,
now I'm reading the long FAQ webpage about the new
FamilyFinder test, just posted by FamilyTreeDNA.
I hope to summarize FamilyFinder results
to share for the rest of ELDER DNA members and interested researchers.
FAQ Webpage
at
http://www.familytreedna.com/faq/answers/17.aspx

From FAQ -- I looked for a short meaning of "Centimorgan"
and found:
  "A centimorgan (cM) is a way of measuring the distances between genes on a chromosome. This unit was named in honor of Thomas H. Morgan (1866-1945), who was one of the first to map genes onto chromosomes. Typically, a distance of a cM corresponds to a distance of about one million base pairs."

Hoping I can research and understand all of the results well enough to help!  FamilyTreeDNA in Houston, Texas, assists us alot with
answers shared on webpages and e-mail from their staff and scientists.

Always looking for more connections!

Adding notes to a new webpage for names and locations
of birth grandparents families:
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/McMoran.htm
_________________
Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
results:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
NancyElderPeterSEN@yahoo.com
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