Just making sure that this post makes it to the list and so it will follow my own little note.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTERIM DNA UPDATE...
DNA Kits have been issued to the following: 13385 13391 13608 15817 16018 16060 16099 16156 16813 16861 17485 17470 19911 2740M 2741M
DNA test results have been posted for DNA Kit numbers:
13385 13391 15817 16018 16060 16061 16813 17485
Per Family Tree DNA... It is obvious from our observation of 1000's of samples that some markers change or mutate at a faster rate than others. While that actual 'faster rate' has not yet been definitively calculated, not all markers should be treated the same for evaluation purposes.
The markers in red have shown a faster mutation rate then the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into sub sets, or branches, within your family tree.
Explained another way, if you match exactly on all of the markers ...except for one or a few of the markers we have determined mutate more quickly, then despite the mutation this mismatch only slightly decreases the probability of two people in your surname group who match 11/12 or even 23/25 of not sharing a recent common ancestor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Chelsea,Ma.-Woburn,Ma.-denning-dennen-danin-dinan-dinihey-denningston-dinning-carlon-carroll-dever-cogan-malone-heslin-piscopo-mazzola-martini-farrell-mchugh-farley-grimes-lynch-doherty-SanDanto,Ita-Adargh,longford-Revere,Ma-Wintrop,Ma.-sprague- and ever growing list Jim Denning