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  • #16
    Thanks!

    I have a similar situation. My grandpa's name was John, whose father was William, and there was a Sheets family I found in Ontario (the only one listed as Dutch), and the head of the family was a John Sheets. The first son was often named after the grandfather, so... I am thinking this was William's father. I haven't been able to prove it so far. Then I was thinking of tracing the descendants of this John's other sons to see if I could find any living Sheets I could talk into testing. So far no luck, as Canada's records/census on line are sketchy, although, some of the sons moved to NY, but they either had no kids, only daughters, or can't be found, etc.

    My grandpa's middle name was Alexander, named after his mother's father.
    Maybe William Christain's grandpa on his mom's side was named Christian? A long shot, perhaps.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Paul_Sheats
      I have a similar situation. My grandpa's name was John, whose father was William, and there was a Sheets family I found in Ontario (the only one listed as Dutch), and the head of the family was a John Sheets. The first son was often named after the grandfather, so... I am thinking this was William's father. I haven't been able to prove it so far. Then I was thinking of tracing the descendants of this John's other sons to see if I could find any living Sheets I could talk into testing. So far no luck, as Canada's records/census on line are sketchy, although, some of the sons moved to NY, but they either had no kids, only daughters, or can't be found, etc.

      My grandpa's middle name was Alexander, named after his mother's father.
      Maybe William Christain's grandpa on his mom's side was named Christian? A long shot, perhaps.
      I think you may be right about my (my?) William's father.

      There is a land record listing in the 1700s in Lancaster County, PA, for a Christian and Sabine (Zah-bee-nuh in German) Stevens, but I cannot connect Wilhelm/William to them.

      Heck, I cannot even connect me to him yet!

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      • #18
        I think you misunderstood. The Christian would not be a Stevens, but his mother's (maiden name) father's last name. Yeah, this tradition wasn't always followed, so it's just a shot in the dark.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Paul_Sheats
          I think you misunderstood. The Christian would not be a Stevens, but his mother's (maiden name) father's last name. Yeah, this tradition wasn't always followed, so it's just a shot in the dark.
          Oops!

          You did say mom's side!

          Sorry!

          You're probably right. I have a lot more work to do on the paper trail. I was hoping for a big y-dna breakthrough that would make my job easier, but thus far that hasn't come.

          Still, a breakthrough is entirely possible as more men join our projects.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Stevo

            I'm excited, but right now I'm looking forward to markers 26-37 that are due from Batch 147 on June 2 (ballpark).
            Hi Stevo.

            I am also listed in batch 155.

            But for your upgrade, did you supply a new sample, or was the old sample used?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Shaibani
              Hi Stevo.

              I am also listed in batch 155.

              But for your upgrade, did you supply a new sample, or was the old sample used?
              FTDNA will use your original sample. They won't ask for a new one unless there's a problem.

              I am very pleased with FTDNA's performance. In my case they've been on time. They've also been very open and communicative. I've received emails from the President, Mr. Greenspan, even when I did not wish to bother him with my questions. All of the FTDNA communiques have been very kind and informative.

              Welcome aboard, Shaibani!

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              • #22
                Thankx for the reply and welcome.

                Hope your results come in time.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Shaibani
                  Thankx for the reply and welcome.

                  Hope your results come in time.
                  You're welcome.

                  Hope your results also come on time . . . or early!

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                  • #24
                    Any Y-DNA12 here?

                    If anyone has a Y-DNA12 test in this batch, can you let me know what your target date is? My grandfather's Y-DNA12 is in this batch, but he tested through the Genographic Project, which doesn't give any dates.

                    Thanks!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by efriedman
                      If anyone has a Y-DNA12 test in this batch, can you let me know what your target date is? My grandfather's Y-DNA12 is in this batch, but he tested through the Genographic Project, which doesn't give any dates.

                      Thanks!
                      One of my students just got his Y-DNA12 results yesterday. His Dad called him at school and told him there was an email for him from the Genographic Project and that his results were in. The boy's Dad did not tell him what his results were, however!

                      He is supposed to print them out and bring them with him to school this morning so I can help him enter them into YSEARCH.

                      This student has an Irish surname that already has several YSEARCH entries, all of them R1b. It's one of those Ui Neill surnames.

                      Wonder what he will be?

                      (Life is full of surprises.)

                      Oh! I don't know what batch this boy's test was in.

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                      • #26
                        GP actually doesn't send emails The GP kit includes an ID that needs to be used to access the GP website to keep track of the status and watch for the results to be available. There's no password associated with the GPID either, so if someone gets your GPID, they can access your results page (though there's no personal info on it). There's no way to assign an email address or password to the GPID and no way to retrieve the GPID if you lose it.

                        At the bottom of the GP results page, there's a link that enables GP participants to transfer their results to FTDNA. An FTDNA login and password are assigned at that time.

                        By the way, what type of school do you work at that enabled a father to call his son (on a cell phone?) in the middle of the school day?!

                        Amazing, I "only" graduated high school 14 years ago (yikes!) and so much has changed since then
                        Last edited by efgen; 16 June 2006, 09:01 AM.

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                        • #27
                          At the bottom of the GP results page, there's a link that enables GP participants to transfer their results to FTDNA. An FTDNA login and password are assigned at that time.
                          I still prefer the Genographic Project over FTDNA for the DVD. It makes a nice enticer-gift to give away to the various distant cousins I test that have never met me prior to the Y-DNA collection!

                          The Genographic Project can aquire all the buttons and whitles that FTDNA kit offers...not so, vis versa...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by efriedman
                            GP actually doesn't send emails
                            Oh. That's what the kid told me: that his Dad said he got an email. Maybe he was confused, and his Dad actually said the results were in. Or maybe I misunderstood what he said.

                            It turns out he is not at school today.

                            I was told by another student that he and two other boys took the day off to go see Nacho Libre.

                            Things are so loose right now with the end of the school year right around the corner that it doesn't really matter (can I say that?). The boys that played hooky today are all "A" students.

                            A female student said she will call the boy for me and see if she can't find out if he actually got his results or not.

                            I'm curious.

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                            • #29
                              Your student probably stayed home to compare his Y-DNA results in various databases...hehehe!

                              My wife is a school teacher and yesterday was her last day before enjoying her summer break...summer break...my job...no summer break...<sigh>

                              However, I will be taking many days off this summer! In fact this coming Monday, we will be tOObin' on the river...with boat-drinks and my floating stereo! I cannot think of a better way to pass the time whilst waiting for my R1b1 SNP deep-clade resuls!

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                              • #30
                                I've got one more week to go, but it's all half days.

                                The first three of them will be hectic, though, then the students are gone.

                                Come on, June 23!

                                SUMMER!!!

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