Friday, November 16, 2012

DNA Discount time again

A great time to explore relationships between RUNCIMAN  (and surname variant) families.
FamilytreeDNA have announced their annual sale:

We would  love to hear from any direct male line RUNCIMAN wishing to explore his family history and do his bit for our understanding of the connections between the various lines.

We would particularly love to hear from him if he belongs to any of the families listed in the  One Name Study Wanted! page, or any RUNCIMAN, or similar surnames, not listed anywhere as yet.
(Further information available on the  DNA project Patriarchs page and on the One Name Study)

We prefer Y-DNA67 tests to explore closeness of relationships, but for initial exploration of matches, Y-DNA37 is a good starting point.

A subsidy may be available for some lines, e.g.  these as yet unrepresented lines: Alexander & Isabella (DOW) RUNCIMAN, Robert & Agnes (KING) RUNCIMAN, Alexander & Joan (MANDERSON) RUNCIMAN, John & Janet (MUIRHEAD) RUNCIMAN, along with further representatives from different lines to investigate  results further, eg George & Mary (DAVIDSON) RUNCIMAN,

Contact details to explore this option, or for any further information,  available in the footer of most project pages.

Order any of the new kits and join the RUNCIMAN project by clicking here
If aleady a participant, log in and order any of the upgrades shown below.

New Kits Current Project Price SALE PRICE (US$)
Y-DNA 37 $169 $119
Y-DNA 67 $268 $199
mtDNAPlus $159 $139
mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $199
SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence) $548 $398
Family Finder $289 $199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus $438 $318
Family Finder + mtFullSequence $559 $398
Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 $438 $318
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $837 $597
Upgrades Current Price SALE PRICE
Y-Refine 12-25 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 12-37 Marker $109 $69
Y-Refine 12-67 Marker $199 $148
Y-Refine 25-37 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 25-67 Marker $159 $114
Y-Refine 37-67 Marker $109 $79
Y-Refine 37-111 Marker $220 $188
Y-Refine 67-111 Marker $129 $109
mtHVR1toMega $269 $179
mtHVR2toMega $239 $179
mtFullSequence Add-on $289 $199
To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the Order An Upgrade button in the upper right corner. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.
Log In to Order an Upgrade.
Click Here to Order a New Kit from the RUNCIMAN project
As always, we appreciate your continued support.
Family Tree DNA
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Saturday, November 10, 2012


Found a reference to an early RUNCIMAN minister - in Kirkbean, Dumfries by 1585, possibly until 1604, so gave Walter a page of his own, however slight his entry was.
Dumfries isn't exactly a hotbed of RUNCIMAN activity, very few in the Parish registers (see Name Distribution)