Friday, February 24, 2012

Sinclair DNA SNPs Keep Changing Things

Like many families who derive their surname from a place, our family has many different Lineages. In our case, our DNA lineages don't share a common Sinclair ancestor for at least 2,300 years. In some cases, the time frame is more like 50,000 years. And yet, SNP studies are proving that many of our Lineages could have been at the right place at the right time to acquire the surname from the land they lived on or the lord who owned it.

Sinclair DNA, St. Clair DNA, Sinkler DNA, Sinceler DNA and More

Our family has many different spellings. We are seeing distinct places associated with the different spellings -
Sinclair - Northern Scotland
St Clair - England
St Claire - Southwestern England
Sinkler - Southwestern Scotland
And so on.

By visiting the St Clair Research website, you can find deeper information on the spelling derivations and where they can be found in England and Europe.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sinclair DNA Basic Discussion Via BlogTalkRadio

The date is set for our BlogTalkRadio discussion.

Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (New York City).

Click here to launch the show


Monday, February 20, 2012

Sinclair DNA Blog Up & Running

It's rather difficult to put up new pages on the Sinclair DNA website, so I'm going to use this blog to work out ideas as they develop. I'll link to this from the main website.

Look for a lot of new updates as things develop. The most urgent issue now is to add clarity to our U106 Lineages.

Our DNA study has interesting developments thanks to SNP testing. The U106 Lineages have been very lucky over the past year thanks to the Z-series of SNPs. None have been more lucky than our Argyle lineage which is now proven to be positive for a SNP called Z2. We've now tested 4 people who show this SNP and it's now the definitive Argyle DNA signature.

Stay tuned as the Sinclair DNA study continues to explore our various Lineages

We currently manage 12 distinct Sinclair Lineages in our DNA study. None share a common ancestor for at least 2,300 years. This is quite normal for a surname that takes its origins based on land. France has had as many as 29 places with this name.