Sunday, November 30, 2008

30th: Wanted! / test discounts

Well I didn't check all the links in the Sinton Lineages section that well.
Several more fixed.
And fingers crossed, we seem to be no longer blocked as a potential spam blog.

Wanted! page has been updated to include the lineage of the Cairncross Sintons, another Southdean and Jedburgh family.

Any of you out there reading this?

You, and any other Sinton males who might be considering joining the project to help identify the assorted lineages may be interested to know that until the end of December FamilyTreeDNA are offering Christmas specials on new tests ordered, so if anyone is interested in joining in, now is a very good time to do so.
The discounts only apply if you order via the surname project, so make sure you use the join project link (don't worry, you get to read some things first by clicking on that link and aren't automatically committing yourself), on the Sinton project pages
For useful comparisons with other lineages, the minimum test recommended is 37 markers, but 67 would be preferred.
Should you be considering this, and are the first to represent a line, or belong to line where a confirming test is required, there may be a subsidy available. Contact the Project Administrator first if you think this may apply.

Likewise, if you have any questions not answered by the FAQs available on the Sinton project pages or at FamilyTree DNA, please don't hesitate to contact the Project Administrator, as we'd love for you to be reassured that this is a completely harmless process, and you wont have police knocking on your door because of your dna, nor any medical conditions exposed. Those are completely different, much more elaborate tests.

Come and join the fun, the more lines represented the better.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

27th: Check out the updates

I think I've reviewed, updated, all the SINTON data on the dna portal site, so from now on, please report any broken SINTON related links, or better still, find volunteers for the Wanted! lines to participate.
If anyone has any favourite SINTON website links to be added to the SINTON DNA Overview, just let me know.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

26th: Requested (yet another) unblock review

Darn spam reviews.
Although I'd requested a second tier personal review of this blog (and a couple of others), that seems not to make any difference, they no sooner get unblocked than they're blocked again.
Another first level request has been made.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

18th: Result table updated - ready for new results

No, the next lot of test results aren't yet in, but I've updated the results table to show the existing Lineage 1, and the pending results (Jedburgh & Irish lines).
Confirming tests, from different lines on these new lines would be great, any contenders out there?

Would still love to hear that representatives on some of the other "wanted" lines have joined the project.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nov 15, 2008: Patriarchs updated

Check out the Patriarchs page for revised descendancy charts that reflect my recent excavations of the Southdean records, old correspondence etc, prompted by the 12/12 match between Stephen (S-3) and both Peter and Lester.

Also included the Irish pedigree of the newest recruit to the project, Bob.

Wish google would hurry up and review the status of this blog and remove the Spam warning!
I requested the review several days ago now, and we're about 5 days over their promised 2-3 days to review.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New lineages added

DNA Projects Portal site updated to include lineages for both of the last two participants (Roy's Jedburgh line and Bob's Irish line).

Also combined the Southdean lineages, and added a brief note about why I've joined the John who married Alison HALL up to James SINTON and Barbara OLIVER of Clesleepeel, and connected Peter (married Janet DONALDSON) up to this latter James' father's assumed first marriage.