Friday, July 24, 2015

Rest assured

Lack of postings does not mean lack of activity on the SINTON dna.
It's just that most of the recent activity has gone on autosomal dna investigations - which aren't published on the project pages.
Should some suitable candidates pop up as new Y-DNA candidates to represent their particular lines, they would be most welcome.
See the Wanted! page - which still applies.

Have you had a success linking up family using autosomal DNA?
If you belong to the SINTON project, why not post your success on the activity feed for the project?

And keep an eye on the chromosome map on my personal SINTON pages

Monday, August 26, 2013

SINTONs of Dalston, Cumberland (ENG)

A Y-DNA oriented outline pedigree for the family of Joseph  & Mary (HEAD) SINTON of Dalston, Cumberland, England has been added to the Patriarchs page of the SINTON Surname DNA pages on the WorldFamilies Network.
One of the lines shown emigrated to New Zealand in 1880, the other moved to Newcastle and Durham, England.
If anyone can claim direct male line descent from Joseph, please do consider joining the SINTON Surname DNA project (preferably a Y-DNA37 test) so that we can explore any potential relationships with other SINTON branches.
If you are a descendant, but not a direct male line, never fear, try FamilyFinder instead and who knows what we might all learn.

Click here to read about and join the SINTON Surname DNA project.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

111 markers

One of our number has upgraded to Y-DNA111.
Results not yet complete, but the result grid has been widened in anticipation.
Took the opportunity to tidy up a few loose ends in the process, such as:
  • checking & updating the Genetic Distances between project members given FamilyTree DNA have improved their matching routines
  • updating the predicted and confirmed haplogroups to the latest terminology, particularly on the detailed project pages, although the predicted ones still show R1b1a2 aka  R-M269
  • adding the FamilyTree DNA result table as an alternate view on the Summary Results page (not linked to families as the custom table above it is)
This review also led to considering whether or not we might be able to pinpoint how long ago the Irish and the Southdean SINTON lines diverged.

With the rapidly growing knowledge of the overall Y-DNA tree of mankind some of the branches are becoming defined almost down to where papertrails may begin - well we wish!
Stephen (S-3) undertook the Y-Deep Clade test some time ago and his terminal SNP is currently defined as R-P312 (aka R1b1a2a1a1b), which is also likely to apply to his matches.   

It would be good to also get one of the Irish representatives up to at least 67 markers and check to see, at the very least, if they are from the same branch of the Y-DNA R haplogroup tree

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Love to hear from researchers/descendants of  the following families:
  • James & Jean (TROTTER) SINTON of Duns, Berwickshire (1784-1797 at least),
  • Thomas and Elizabeth (CURRY) SINTON of Sunup, Lauder, Berwickshire (1782-1797 at least),
and the following London SINTON siblings born Scotland:
  • George Hay & Mary (JOHNSTON) SINTON - Hampstead nurserymen/seedsmen 
  • William & Elizabeth Mary (MONTAGUE) SINTON - Hampstead gardener
  • Thomas & Agnes (WAIT)/Lily (WIGHT)/and possibly Janet (BLACKET) SINTON - carpenter of Chirnside (1810-1833ish), then Eltham (Kent) & St Pancras

Keep an eye on the DNA Project Patriarchs page as all of the above have had/are having significant updates to the original tree provided.
None are as yet represented in the SINTON Surname DNA Project - can YOU remedy that?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tidy up

Realized that one of our results wasn't showing on the Overall SINTON DNA results grid, and that a behind the scenes renumbering for ease of maintenance had not been completed.
Both now remedied,  more of the associated charts converted to the newer interactive format whereby you can collapse / expand branches to get a better picture of those sections of interest to you.
A few broken links also mended, hopefully without creating more.

So, if you have bookmarked certain people of interest, you may need to recreate your bookmarked pages.

Summary Patriarchs page also updated to reflect the renumbering above.

Still looking for direct male line SINTONs to represent their trees - check out the Wanted! pages in particular, but any SINTON tree anywhere, whether shown on these pages or not is most welcome.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Edinburgh SINTONs

A new outline pedigree has been added to the Patriarchs page - that of the mason James SINTON & Helen TELFER
Should there be any direct male line SINTONs out there wishing to explore their releationship to other SINTONs, now would be a good time to join the SINTON DNA project - see below for the current discount offer.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time to test

A great time to explore relationships between SINTON  (and surname variant) families.
FamilytreeDNA have announced their annual sale:

We would  love to hear from any direct male line SINTON wishing to explore his family history and do his bit for our understanding of the connections between the various lines.

We would particularly love to hear from him if he belongs to any of the families listed in the  Wanted! page, or any SINTON, or similar surnames, not listed anywhere as yet.
(Further information available on the  WFN Summary Patriarchs page )

We prefer Y-DNA67 tests to explore closeness of relationships, but for initial exploration of matches, Y-DNA37 is a good starting point.

A subsidy may be available for some lines.

Contact details to explore this option, or for any further information,  available in the footer of most project pages.

Order any of the new kits and join the SINTON project by clicking here
If aleady a participant, log in and order any of the upgrades shown below.

New Kits Current Project Price SALE PRICE (US$)
Y-DNA 37 $169 $119
Y-DNA 67 $268 $199
mtDNAPlus $159 $139
mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $199
SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence) $548 $398
Family Finder $289 $199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus $438 $318
Family Finder + mtFullSequence $559 $398
Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 $438 $318
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $837 $597
Upgrades Current Price SALE PRICE
Y-Refine 12-25 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 12-37 Marker $109 $69
Y-Refine 12-67 Marker $199 $148
Y-Refine 25-37 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 25-67 Marker $159 $114
Y-Refine 37-67 Marker $109 $79
Y-Refine 37-111 Marker $220 $188
Y-Refine 67-111 Marker $129 $109
mtHVR1toMega $269 $179
mtHVR2toMega $239 $179
mtFullSequence Add-on $289 $199
To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the Order An Upgrade button in the upper right corner. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.
Log In to Order an Upgrade.
Click Here to Order a New Kit from the SINTON project
As always, we appreciate your continued support.
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