Friday, June 27, 2014

Slowly but surely

All good things take time.

The Runciman Surname DNA project result set has grown by one.

The conundrum of which families belong to Thomas and Jane (SIMPSON) RUNCIMAN has had some light shone on it with our latest set of results.

We have another Lineage 1 match, which looks to confirm that Thomas and Mary (REDPATH) RUNCIMAN definitely do belong, despite past results.

For now, only the Summary WFN result page has been updated but the other pages will follow.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Notable or Notorious?


 Another candidate has been added to the Notables collection, which also covers the Notorious - which latter category the latest addition belongs to.
Check out the very brief summary of the career of William Woodman RUNCIMAN aka Sir Grenville Louis John TEMPLE.

We'll also add RIMERMAN to the inventive indexing collection.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Inventive indexing ctd

A couple of census entries for a RUNCIEMAN family were rather elusive on both ancestry and findmypast.
1841 indexed as RUNCAROW on findmypast and NUNCOMAN on ancestry
1851 indexed as REMCIEMAN on both sites.
Corrections lodged.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Don't be fooled

The latest lineage changes listed are mostly because of cosmetic changes rather than any exciting new finds.
Some descendant charts will however have more twigs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

John Broome RUNCIMAN ++

The Lineages section of the Runciman One Name Study has been fully refreshed.
Although the latest changes index doesn't show many updates, the published trees will have new twigs which should now be included in the site search.

The main visible change is the research around the family of John Broome RUNCIMAN, son of George, the army family without a home in the known lineages.
As posted in the Runciman group on Facebook, Alan found George's marriage cert. online which enabled him to join him to the Duddingston family of "Convict John".

Further research on George and family brought in three siblings for John Broome RUNCIMAN.
There are HENDERSON descendants of his sister Frances in both Canada and Australia.
Still looking to see what happened to his brother Norman though
Norman RUNCIMAN born 1876 in Malta, engine fitter, last sighted heading for New York in 1923, US address friend: James HUTTON; the Bronx; relative back in Scotland: wife Mrs Elizabeth RUNCIMAN of 31 Earl St, Scotstoun.
Any sightings anyone?

The family proved an interesting research exercise illustrating the perils of relying solely on eg Ancestry census indexes - see this blog post for further details.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The year 1605?

PS the dry as dust technical post announcing the updated analysis page can be translated to:

Statistical analysis of our Y-DNA results for the Haplogroup I1 matching lineages: David of Wanton Walls, William of Crail, Alexander of Meikle Pinkerton, and Thomas & Alison (GREIVE) RUNCIMAN show that it is likely that the common ancestor of all 4 matching lineages was born around 1605.
Given we have William of Crail's ancestry tentatively back to around 1675, that's roughly 3 or 4 generations - which paper trail we are unlikely to find unfortunately.
However, leaving Alexander of Meikle Pinkerton out of the mix, the shared ancestor between the other three lineages is nearer 1695. 

Haplogroup I1 analysis

The supplementary DNA page for the analysis of the I1 haplogroup Runcimans has been updated to include a phylogenetic tree, and an update to where we're currently at with SNP testing, ie the march towards the present down the haplogroup descendant tree of mankind.
The next step is being organized, watch this space.