Wednesday, December 10, 2008

10th: Why this blog exists

This blog was created to provide the ROWE DNA Admin with a convenient place to publish a project diary.
I prefer this format over the forums because of the labelling facility, and consistency with several other projects.

Should you be an active ROWE researcher and wish for authorship rights, please contact the project admin (email address on each project page)

I note that the project does not have pedigrees for all of our participants.
If it is any easier, I am happy to accept gedcoms, but please, only for the direct lineages, and no bdm data on living people.

In addition to the basic project pages at FamilyTree DNA, and those at the WorldFamilies Network, you may also be interested in the DNA Surnames site a "portal" to a number of dna projects.
For the ROWE project, the information is in its infancy, but it is intended to be an more easily and automatically generated site to supplement the WorldFamlies Network pages.

9th: Latest set of results posted

12 marker results for kit R-31 have been added.
Yet another instance of the ubiquitous R1b1b2 haplogroup.

The result table has had a couple of similar results combined into the one colour coding as the Genetic Distance reports show they are only a GD of 1 apart.

Should anyone wish to hazard some educated guesses as to whether or not we are showing any ROWE lineage patterns here as yet, we'd love to hear from you.

If you are thinking of joining in the fun of DNA testing, now is a good time, as Family Tree DNA are offering discounts up to the end of December, for those joining via a surname project such as the ROWE (and variants) one.

Read the FAQs, and follow the Join the Project link.

Friday, September 5, 2008

5th: Modal chart added to results

Several more results in, and kits ordered.
Check out the World Families Network ROWE project pages.

An additional version of the results table has been added, showing modal values for each haplogroup, with colour coded distance from them. (this will not be updated as frequently as the simple colour coded chart above it).

Should anyone wish to make a start on assigning family groups to these we'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

WFN page updates

Result pages updated, and a few tweaks to assorted pages given the overall page format changes on the WFN pages.
Check out the grey menu bar for project specific links, and the black menu bar for more generic information.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Phylogenetic Tree

Result and patriarch pages regrouped to reflect recent changes to the 2008 Y-Chromosome Phylogenetic Tree.
Visit FamilyTree DNA's Haplogroup Nomenclature FAQ for more information.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

17th: Haplogroups checked/results sorted by

Y-Results subgroups updated by sorting into the currently allocated haplogroups.

Several new results in with resulting updates to the World Families Network ROWE project pages.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

More result updates

Several more results now in, with matches, in the R1b1c and R1b1 haplogroups.
Patriarch and results pages updated.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New coordinator, status update

Lorna added as co-ordinator for the ROWE Surname DNA project.
Check out the World Family Network pages associated with this project.

Lorna's particular interest is in ROWE families of Devonshire England, where ROWE is the SMITH name of the area, very prolific, for her particular family, see her web pages.

Between Nov 2004 and now the project has grown to include
20 results posted to the WFN pages above, spread over 4 haplogroups.
Sometime between Nov 2004 and Feb 2008 the project was switched to the care of the World Families Network.