Almost Halloween! Latest news.

RESULTS

Congrats to Roger who joins our growing Group B cluster. Roger’s 12 marker test was a perfect match to our Group B modal. He plans on upgrading at the sale next month. His closest match should be Bill (William Miel) as they share the same Robert 1, John 2, James 3 lineage. This makes a total of 16 results (a couple not at FTDNA).

We are waiting for results for Howell Wheaton due next month to see if he matches Group E. Fingers crossed.

We are also awaiting results for Keith Whidden whose family traces back to Buckfast, DEVON, England. So who knows whether this will tie an existing  Wheaton group to the Whiddens or make someone in the Whidden project very happy. This family is not proven to be related to the knighted Whiddens but the proximity is there. See the Wheaton map here .

SALE USUALLY IS ANNOUNCED AT the

FTDNA CONFERENCE

Anyone who is at 12 markers or who would like to upgrade this would be a good time to do it. If any of you would like to grow the project overall you can always purchase a $49 kit and give it to the next WHEATON you meet. With thousands worldwide we should be able to get a few more tested 😉

 Roots of this name:
Surname Group Subgroup Language
WHEATON EUROPEAN_OTHER WESTERN ENGLISH ENGLISH

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 Top Countries
Country FPM
CANADA 101.09
AUSTRALIA 37.8
UNITED STATES 36.15
NEW-ZEALAND 22.57
UNITED KINGDOM 18.22

 Top Regions
Area Name FPM
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR , CANADA 758.65
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES , CANADA 386.16
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA 251.91
NORTHERN TERRITORY , AUSTRALIA 210.43
WAIMATE DISTRICT , NEW-ZEALAND 171.29

 Top Cities
City
FREDERICKTON , NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR , CANADA
EXETER , SOUTH WEST , UNITED KINGDOM
BRISTOL , SOUTH WEST , UNITED KINGDOM
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE , NORTH , UNITED KINGDOM
NEWPORT , WALES , UNITED KINGDOM

 Top Forenames
Forename
ROBERT
JOHN
JAMES
RICHARD
DAVID

GROUP B TESTING

In other news the WHEATON Group B folks have generously donated funds to pay for a complete Y sequence for our modal David J. We are awaiting a likely announcement at the FTDNA conference Nov 8-10. I have it from a good source ,

Bennett [FTDNA President] said that you should wait if you want to save money. Thomas [Krahn who did the work on the Walk Through the Y] told me that he developed a new Y sequencing method for FTDNA before he was fired and that they will be announcing it at the conference.

I am not sure which way we will go until details are released. It may be that we want to do one or more of the FTDNA product in lieu of the Full sequence and or use part of the funds for SNP testing.  The one thing that would make it better is to have it all under one roof at FTDNA. I will be in touch with those that donated seeking their permission if I switch to testing at FTDNA. In the event we go that way I will make a donation to FTDNA in the amount of the funds collected and then I will authorize release of funds to pay for appropriate testing. We are still awaiting 5 results from other L2’s who have Full Sequencing on order.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Almost Halloween! Latest news.”

  1. Welcome to the Wheaton DNA community! I hope everyone enjoys the exploration of our shared history. Many thanks to Kelly for her tireless genealogy work. I look forward to the continued research that links us together.

  2. Thanks Adam! It’s like a treasure hunt. If we could double our number if participants I am sure we would be able to strengthen some of our family groupings and perhaps sort the descendants of Roberts other sons. If I could hand select some Wheatons to test I would concentrate on NY and VT which I believe are critical links to both the Wheatons who travelled West but those who were loyalists during the Rev. Likely some stayed in the US and those connections will be helpful to the Robert WHEATON line but likely Thomas WHEADON and perhaps the NJ and PA WHEATON groups.

    And then I am working the other end from the ancient side and someday hoping we pul it together in the middle. For a small project we have excellent worldwide coverage. Especially in the UK and Australia. Just take a look at other much larger projects and some of them have yet to make the jump across the pond, so we are doing well!

    In the descendants arena my daughter is hoping to add another boy to the tree any moment now!

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