Friday, December 31, 2010
more Cleaning up . . . .
O.K., now I've never seen this before. I just posted 37 markers for Lee M. Berry, #204, and, out of curiosity, checked his matches. Usually we have some matches with others within a reasonable genetic distance, especially at the lower levels, even with other surnames. Lee has NO 12, 25 or 37 marker matches. NONE. His haplogroup is J2a4b. Unfortunately he hasn't shared a yAncestry with us.
The Y-DNA37 results for John Edward Berry, #205, have been posted. John has never responded to our inquiries for his genealogical information so I don't know what he expected. He has no Berry matches but does have an exact 37 marker match with a McDonald. That could be worth exploring.
As part of my 'cleaning up' I undertook to write several folks with other surnames who were in the Berry group at FTDNA to see if they really belonged there. I got a response from Rodney Allan Berry, about whom I had blogged in 2008, so Rodney is now our #206. His yAncestry is among the Unassigned folks for those who like to check for 'family' given names.
Now to catch up on Carol's 'short bios' . . . .
Happy New Year, everyone!