Wednesday, November 23, 2016

There must be....

... more Runciman descendants interested in exploring their connections to the known lines.

Is YOUR tree listed on the One Name Study pages?
Is that line already represented in the Runciman (and variants) Surname DNA project?

If not do YOU have a:

  • direct male line Runciman male willing to take the plunge and see what science can add to our knowledge of the assorted Runciman families by testing yDNA - preferably the yDNA67 test at FamilyTreeDNA, currently on sale?
    For this test it is recommended that we have two tests per line, one each from distant cousins from the progenitor. There's not much point in testing closely related cousins/siblings/parent-child pairs for yDNA without a really good reason.
    For the first of the line to test significant subsidies may be available, along with sale vouchers that give more $$ off than the already discounted prices.


  • any descendant of anyone with a Runciman ancestor to test FamilyFinder (also on sale at the moment).
    For this one the more the merrier as the autosomal DNA (atDNA) involved is rather randomly inherited and it takes more work to prove which ancestral line a specific bit of DNA has been inherited from. Older generations best to be tested first as their DNA reaches back that extra generation or two.

If you have already tested at eg Ancestry or 23andme, which companies offer autosomal testing only, please do transfer your file to and let us know your ID there.
If already tested on FamilyTreeDNA and not already in the Runciman project there, please join.
Click here for our yDNA results there.
Analyses are available on DNASurnames, as is contact information (in page footer) 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lineage 1 (Haplogroup I1) Y-DNA111 markers

Three of the four BigY tested RUNCIMeN from Lineage 1 now have their yDNA STR results from the YFull analysis of their BigY files.

Those on the panel from yDNA67 to yDNA111 have now been extracted for the three so far available and included on the overall result grid on DNASurnames. also give you your closest STR matches, and it is reassuring to see that these three are their closest matches over the 400+ STRs compared - and somewhat expected given they're on their own little branch of the yDNA tree :)

From Jim (R-10)'s viewpoint:
 From David A (R-19)'s viewpoint
(Still learning here, not sure yet how to interpret the "Distance" figures