Happy Birthday to Jerry our oldest member 92 on September 12th
Looks like we have some longevity genes working in our favor! Happy Birthday to Jerry a wonderful and active member of our group!
And we have reached our 2 1/2 year birthday for the Wheaton DNA Project with 46 members. We still have two Free DNA kits available for new members with Wheaton surname of recent British origin OR proven descendents surnamed Wheaton of John 2 Wheadon, Obadiah 2 Wheaton or Chistopher 1 Wheaton of Hull, MA.
SALEM, MA Disappointment
After waiting three months for requested copies of the original Robert Wheaton records in Salem I received transcriptions of transcriptions. I had sent transcriptions that I had an very explicit instructions but apparently the clerks in Salem can’t read! Anyone living near Salem wanting an assignment, please contact me.
No new results are pending for the first time since we started.
EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS IN Y-DNA
There is a fairly new player in the DNA market called Britains DNA. They are offering the most extensive YDNA test (15,000 Y markers) in the business except for the complete Y. http://www.britainsdna.com/products/complete
The complete Y-DNA which is over $1,200 is in beta testing and there are FOUR R-L2 (Like our GROUP B) kits included with results expected at the end of the month. If these should yield any new SNPs those are ones we should test as well. I was actually considering ordering a test for my husband from Britains DNA in hopes of finding a new downstream SNP of L2. I have asked around and people are saying it is the best Y value out there. I will wait to see what existing kits in the pipeline turn up.