Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Observations or Insights?

Perhaps somewhat interesting observations that may have some significance, or not.    Or, perhaps some do and some don't.

Examination of our 25 marker Project Wide Cladogram reveals that the Barry/Berrys family and the Spartanburg Co., SC Berrys are only 4 markers apart, DYS464c, DYS449, DYS458 and DYS390.

The Benton Co. Berrys and the Almondbury Berrys are only 7 markers and one median vector apart, DYS464b, DYS448, DYS385b, DYS390, DYS392, DYS458 and DYS449.

The Augusta/Washington Co. Berry family and the Gum Branch Berrys are not so far apart, 7 markers and 2 median vectors, DYS458, DYS389b, DYS385, DYS390, DYS389b, DYS447 and DYS464a.
What are median vectors, you ask?    According to Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, "median vectors can represent future participants in the study or ancestors whose haplotypes have become extinct."

But not to forget the Rockingham Co. Berrys and the Faires Berrys families only two markers separated in 25, DYS464d and DYS389-1.

Again, the weakness of these comparisons is that they also ignore the fast moving markers in FTDNA's third panel.


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