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Friday, November 11, 2011

"not born county"

Alan's page of military RUNCIMANs led to a recheck of what all was available for the 3 or 4  David RUNCIMANs born around 1800.
The 1841 census had a family at Heatherly in Selkirkshire, where all of the family, except the youngest daughter Jean, were born "Scotland".
Wonder when Gibraltar became part of Scotland ??
Marion later shows up as Mary Ann, born Gibraltar, and her marriage entry (to Robert McGILL, later GILL) in the Edinburgh OPRs show her as daughter of the late David RUNCIMAN, pensioner of Selkirk.
This David's service record shows him as aged 19 born Ayton when he enlisted in 1822, so I believe the Heatherly family belong to the James and Agnes (HERRIOT) RUNCIMAN line.
Still looking for any further information on the David RUNCIMAN married to Jean BIGGAR whose son John was born 1821 at Yarrow, and on the David born 1803 to William and Mary (FORSYTH) RUNCIMAN at Earlston.
The other 1801 David, son of James & Mary (TOSHACH) RUNCIMAN of Perth isn't immediately obvious in 1841 in the UK, as yet.

Most of the entries in the Recent Changes index of the One Name Study are still tidy ups as data gets transferred from the DNA project, apart from updated trees for the families mentioned above. Some links may not yet work, sorry.

In the process of the research above a few twigs were also added to the line of John & Ann (SOUNESS) RUNCIMAN, a descendant having been found emigrating to Marion Co., Indiana in the 1920s.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Annapolis, Nova Scotia

Most of the recent change index entries can be ignored. They are part of a behind the scenes database merge, and resultant tidy-up - particularly because the attempt to make the indexes rather more informative resulted, initially, in the wrong version of the names being used on the person pages. Should be remedied now.

The new information is that for George, dry goods merchant of Annapolis and his link back to his Haddington family.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More inventive indexing entries

Another couple of entries for inventive indexing: Rancineau, Runciran, both from the same 1930 Michigan census entry.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The background rationalisation of what is where continues, still hopefully seamlessly to anyone browsing the assorted RUNCIMAN pages.

Links on the Summary Patriarchs Page have been checked and corrected so that:
- any DNA Testee link goes to their personal page in the Runciman DNA Project
- any (R-n) link goes to their result line in the Summary Result page
- any other name/lineage person link takes you to the One Name Study Lineage page for that person

The Links menu item on the One Name Study pages now incorporates all of the non DNA links that were on the DNA Surnames page for the RUNCIMAN Surname.

All of the above being necessary as the pages grew in a different order, and it makes more sense to have the One Name Study as the "master" pages.

Remember to check out the One Name Study Recently Changed index, as from here on, it should indicate new information as opposed to data shifted from one place to another, although any republish of the pages may include more people in assorted charts without this being reflected in the change index.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Conversion complete?

The Lineage section of the One Name Study pages now also includes those researchers from the DNA project that were missed in the initial update, and the Wanted! pages have had a bit of a tweak from that converted over from the DNA pages. Should now more clearly show which lines still need a representative, and which need clarifications etc.
This should have brought all of the person and lineage information that was (and probably still is for now) on the DNA pages over to the One Name Study pages, as well as making any associated lineage info reflect the current state of my data.
In addition, given that a lot of our current discrepancies between paper trails, hopefully informed guesses, and dna evidence, are in the tree of Alexander & Janet (HENDRIE) RUNCIMAN, a set of basic information on that family has been uploaded to MyHeritage to see if anything useful pops out of the SmartMatches from that site. (You'll have to search for Alexander, born abt 1695 as it doesn't open at him.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Site revamp

The One Name Study, and DNA project pages have been revamped, hopefully seamlessly from a user viewpoint.
A Lineages section has been added to the One Name Study site where all, you guessed it, lineage information is available - as opposed to Analysis information which is organised by area and country rather than actual people and lineages.
The Wanted! section from the DNA project has been moved to this Lineage section, as have the remnants of the researcher list from the DNA project.
The DNA project pages will now only hold the skeleton of a tree to highlight what the dna results are showing as to who is related to whom.
There are no doubt several links I've missed, and more tidy up of the sources and person pages required, but the bulk of what was available before is still there, along with more lineage information.
With this rationalisation of what database drives which web site, future updates should be a lot easier.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Scotland and Beyond (2004)

The list of Runciman related web sites on the One Name Study pages has been updated to include a link to Alan's William of Crail site on MyHeritage where he has entered Jen and Diane's "Scotland and Beyond" (2004).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thomas & Jane (PAUL) RUNCIMAN

This posting on the Rootsweb Runciman Message Board prompted the addition of a few twigs to the Patriarchs page for the family of George & Janet (DARLING) RUNCIMAN, namely their son Thomas and wife Jane MOSSMAN and son Thomas (marr. Jane PAUL later SCOTT).
Representative still required for the RUNCIMAN Surname DNA Project

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bit of a revamp

If you have bookmarked lineage pages in the RUNCIMAN Surname DNA project supplementary pages you may find they have changed.
The pages have had a bit of a revamp, with most of the descendant charts being brought up to date into the more interactive format where you can expand/collapse assorted lines to get a better view of how your person of interest fits.
In doing so, Lineages 1b and 1c were combined, ie William of Crail and Thomas of Dunbar are now shown as the combined Lineage 1b of Robert & Janet (SINCLAIR) RUNCIMAN.

Also noticed it was time the Summary result pages were updated.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Patriarchs - Stirling

Three potentially inter-related families have been added to the Patriarchs page of the DNA Project.
Those of:
- James and Mary (GRAHAM) RUNCIMAN
- George and Mary (McINTYRE) RUNCIMAN and
- George and Mary (DAVIDSON) RUNCIMAN

We would love to hear from descendants and/or researchers of any of these families.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Well the run of matches had to end I guess

Next set of results have begun to arrive, and we don't have a match with the expected lineages.
(R-13) (Descendant of William & Janet (PAXTON) RUNCIMAN of North Berwick, then Borthwick) actually has no 12 marker matches at all within the FT DNA tested community, so more investigation required to figure out what to do about this line.

Preliminary 12 marker results posted on the summary result pages

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One more hits the lab

Summary DNA result page has been updated to reflect that one of the outstanding kits has reached the lab, one more to come.

Monday, January 3, 2011

3rd: Fenwicks

Stumbled across some of the Fenwick RUNCIMANs again today so decided to document a clutch of them.
Check out the Patriarch page update for the family of Thomas and Mary (REDPATH).
Any descendant willing to represent this line in the DNA project?
Would be interesting to see if they match R-9 or R-12.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1st: And another one

The Patriarchs page has had another update, this time to include our latest recruit, R-14, who represents the line of the Perthshire RUNCIMANs, John & Susan (DONALDSON).
(Should any of the suspected Ontario branch of this family see this and wish to test the theory they belong here, please do get in touch.)
Their outline pedigree has therefore had a few tweaks.
All going well, we should have preliminary results from these last two participants to analyse by early February.