Sunday, June 21, 2015

At last

All good things take time.
It took from 2010 to 2015 but we have finally linked two of the documented FAMILTON lineages from the Scottish Borders.
YES the FAMILTON / FAMELTOUN etc weaver families of Ancrum and Earlston are indeed genetically related.
Both belong to Haplogroup G.
The newly tested FAMILTON descendant is now a HAMILTON, as his particular branch casually swapped to and fro between the two surnames in the space of one deed in the mid 1700s but settled on HAMILTON thereafter.

All the DNA related pages have been updated (with some more tweaks yet to come):
  • Summary project pages on the WorldFamiliesNetwork
    - Patriarchs (as well as including our Earlston weaver's lineage, the incorrect descendants of the Australian of that pedigree has been removed)
    - Results
  • The more detailed project pages on DNASurnames
    - Lineages section and the
    - Haplogroup chart 
NB some of the haplogroup chart branches contain links to the Haplogroup G project's pages on the research to date on this Haplogroup and its sub branches.
Not yet sure if the match's G-P303 haplogroup is likely to also be the branch of the tree that our FAMILTONs belong to.

Although the above is only concerned with Y-DNA connections, the FAMILTON Surname DNA project happily accepts anyone who has a FAMILTON in their ancestry and has tested their DNA for genealogy.
We have a few FamilyFinder results from descendants of weaver William in Earlston, but as yet, no detectable segments of dna that have survived the random process of inheritance down the generations to present day.
Click on the Join link here to order a test and join in the fun.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Activity Feed

This project diary is for the FAMILTON project to let the world know about the project finds.

FamilyTreeDNA has recently provided each project with the ability for members to communicate with each other via a group message board.

The one for FAMILTON is set to be a closed group so that only members can see the messages.
Feel free to join the project and participate.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time to do your bit

If you are a direct male line descendant of any of the FAMILTON, or HAMILTON, lines  shown on the Summary Project pages,  or any other FAMILTONs for that matter, we would love to hear from you.

Family Tree DNA have advertised their annual sale, which includes:
New Kits     Current Group Price     SALE PRICE
Y-DNA 37       $149                          down to $119
Y-DNA 67       $239                          down to $199
Family Finder    $289                          down to $199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus    $438  down to  $318 
Family Finder + Y-DNA 37    $438  down to  $318
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67)    $797 down to   $597
as well as assorted upgrade offers for existing kits.

Click here to join the FAMILTON project - please!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ancrum weaver tweaks

Detailed project pages have had a few date & place tweaks for the family of Thomas FAMILTON of Ancrum.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Birdhope Craig, Northumberland

The Patriarchs page has had a few more twigs added to the family of Thomas & Ann FAMILTON of Elsdon whose children were baptised at Birdhope Craig Presbyterian.
There must be someone still around to represent this family in the FAMILTON Surname DNA project to see if they're a match to the other line(s).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes of has been some renumbering work to make the site easier to maintain, and link as necessary, to other sites.
A rather overdue review showed that quite a few bits were broken as a result.
Fixed, along with another twig being added to the Wanted chart for William and Elizabeth (WILSON) FAMILTON.
It would be really really great to get a participant from this line into the project to see if there's a match with FT-1.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Matriarch haplogroup H

mtDNA results are now in for a direct maternal descendant of a FAMILTON matriarch, Elizabeth FAMILTON, wife of John RUNCHAMAN, a weaver of Earlston.
Haplogroup H

A few more hours to go before the discount offer closes in case any FAMILTON males wish to join in the fun and help tease out the puzzle a bit.