As the blurb says, I set it up specifically to test the theory/belief that the Michigan RUNCIMAN families of James and William are related to the Lauder families of Wanton Walls and hopefully determine how closely James and William might be related (if possible to tell).
But that's absolutely no reason for it to be restricted to that rather limited aim when the technology can be so incredible. Who knows which groups it may show up as related.
Yes, I know it takes a leap of faith that all those people we've been adding to our databases over the years belong to the parents we've assigned them too, and the may be some mishaps along the way, but that just adds interest in my book .
Given the theories about their relationship I've kick started the project with a 37 marker test for one of the Wanton Walls descendants and hope to also convince some of the William and James descendants I've found. This level of test, if a match ensues, should be able to give 95% certainty of a match within 7 generations, which is what I want to know/prove.
The cheaper tests can always be done first, and if a match results, can be upgraded if desired. Testing is cheaper if done via the group (and no I don't get a cut , I'm just the interested party trying to pull it together).
And if you lack the required y chromosome and RUNCIMAN surname (as I obviously do), convince a brother, father, cousin to participate instead.