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Jerry Barnes Jerry Barnes has a question!
October 2 @ 5:02pm
What's the point of this group? It is nothing but advertisements.
Rachel Barnes
October 30 @ 11:08am
look at the dna results. That's the point of this group.
james barnes james barnes
September 30 @ 11:17pm
My Y 700 results are in for James Barnes # B142869, I have not learned anything since my Y 500, unfortunately.
Bill Barnes Bill Barnes
June 5 @ 8:02am
Father's Day Sale ends on June 17th
Bill Barnes Bill Barnes
May 7 @ 6:21am
Mother's Day sale, ends May 13th
Bill Barnes Bill Barnes
April 19 @ 10:07am
DNA Day Sale has begun! Above is a list of pricing for the sale. DNA Day Sale ends Thursday, 4/25/19. Important: The upgrades that are discounted are from Y-STR testing to Big Y-700 or from Big Y-500 to Big Y-700. The prices above are for new kits or for add-ons to existing kits, not for upgrading STRs or mtDNA.
Bill Barnes Bill Barnes
March 27 @ 4:36pm
Upgrade from Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 for only $179! The upgrade from Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 is now available to purchase! From now until March 31st, users can upgrade for only $179! After March 31st the standard upgrade price will be $249. No discount code is needed to get this limited time offer. Simply log into your kits and go to your upgrades and add-ons page. When you add Big Y-700 to your cart, the discount will be reflected. Big Y-700 at a glance * Expanded NGS targeting of genealogically useful Y-chromosome regions * Revamped NGS chemistry that provides more uniform coverage within a much broader and targeted region of the Y * More consistent coverage improves comparison between any two results and allows more of the identified SNPs to be placed on the tree * Increased number of STR markers provides more data points on paternal lineages and can help identify family-specific variants
Bill Barnes
March 27 @ 4:48pm
Other offers: upgrade reg. price final price code Y12 - Big Y 700 $629 $449 GCC19122BY Y25 - Big Y 700 $599 $449 GCC19252BY Y37- Big Y 700 $569 $449 GCC19372BY Y67- Big Y 700 $499 $399 GCC19BYUP Y111- Big Y 700 $449 $349 GCC19BYUP $30 off Family Finder GGC19FF $50 off Y-37 GGC19Y37 $70 off Y-67 GGC19Y67 $70 off Y-111 GGC19Y111 $200 off Big Y-700 GGC19BIGY $50 off MtFull Sequence GGC19MTFULL Valid until: March 31, 2019
Joseph Barnes Joseph Barnes has a question!
February 8, 2019 @ 10:27am
How can I pull DNA from Ancestry on my nephew to add to the Barnes Study. Elisa Barnes-Shizak
Bill Barnes
February 9, 2019 @ 7:09pm
James Barnes-Strayer James Barnes-Strayer
January 31, 2019 @ 5:02pm
Hi again. I just saw that my results posted to the ungrouped section. I'm sure that I''m suppose to be with the R1a m198 group with John Barnes 1735-1804. I've confirmed he's almost positively my grandfather. Not sure if you had seen this already so I thought I would just offer the additional info to verify the connection. Thanks.
Bill Barnes
January 31, 2019 @ 10:55pm
James, it is always a good idea to post in your groups if you get new test results (along with your kit number) as admins can miss it. Good to hear you've got a link to a Barnes branch (I'm out on my own) and it'd be an idea to contact your matches directly (if you haven't already) because a good next step would be some SNP testing (preferably the Big Y in the next sale) but it works out better if your closest match also takes it, so you'll help each other define your place on the wider tree. R-M458 is still a long way back, 4,700 years according to YFull (the Big Tree is now taking U106 but it is still early days there and they do't yet have a date on that block). Ungrouped is just thM458e default group everyone gets put in automatically, given the size of it, it is overdue a good sorting.
Bill Barnes
January 31, 2019 @ 10:59pm
Oh and hi, I thought I recognised your name from Geni. Welcome to FTDNA - they play well together although I see you've already done the partnership link up with here and, from my experience anyway, it doesn't seem to update when new tests come in. If you haven't, you'll also want to join the R1a project, if you haven't already.
James Barnes-Strayer
February 1, 2019 @ 9:20am
Hey Bill. Yeah, I intend to do the Big Y, hopefully this year. I've already received an email from a descendant of John Sr of Lackawaxen. I will reach out to others as well. My highest matches are a few Barnes related to John then a few to Sweden, Gotland and the Netherlands. I also have a greater genetic distance to Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria and others. I actually tested the Z284 snp at Yseq and it came back negative so my R1a is not the predominately Norwegian version. Through Nevgen it appears it might be YP417 which was near the Ukraine about 2000 years ago. Thanks for reminding me about posting to Geni. I will definitely do that.
Bill Barnes
February 1, 2019 @ 12:52pm
Yes, you'll find quite a few northern and eastern European matches when your U-106, as Germanic groups have moved a lot on the last few thousand years (at least compared to the Celtic branches of R), although it is interesting that they've turned up in your Y-STR results which might help some light on your branches deeper origins, although if they are at lower markers it might be just an artefact of the way your results diverge from the modal values (so I don't vary much from the hypothetical ancestral states up to Y-37 and have a lot of matches which are of little use to me, I have no matches above that because I start to swing away from the background values - this does mean that if I do get a match it should be a good one). Taking the Big Y should really help as STR tests are predictive, SNP nail everything down definitively. You'll want to bookmark this for when you get your Big Y results, as that'll give you a free analysis and add you to the Y Tree:
James Barnes-Strayer James Barnes-Strayer
January 31, 2019 @ 2:41pm
Hey Larry or Sam. I've received my results for the y37 test. How do I let you publish the results? I've just opted in to let you see them on ftnda.
Bill Barnes
January 31, 2019 @ 10:37pm
James, the results will automatically appear as long as you don't have your privacy on the most restrictive settings.
Doug (managed by Leslie) Barnes Doug (managed by Leslie) Barnes
December 15, 2018 @ 8:59am
Hi, does anyone know into what group Chesley Barnes falls? His line is supposed to come out of Virginia. Leslie
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Doug (managed by Leslie) Barnes
December 16, 2018 @ 6:27pm
My kit number is 603053, but I don’t think that has anything to do with Chesley Barnes.
Bill Barnes
December 17, 2018 @ 8:19pm
Oh, are you looking for someone else? I don't have access to the names of the testers - you'd need to contact an admin.
James Barnes
January 4, 2019 @ 11:29am
I'm curious about Chesley Barnes (b. 1760 VA) also. I've searched through the data base, even searched using his son's names and I don't think anyone has been tested so far that claims to be Chesley's descendant. I've been seeing on Ancestry that they are claiming Chesley was the father of Samuel Joshua Barnes, b. 1808 in TN. I'm having trouble making that connection.
Bill Barnes
January 15, 2019 @ 12:13am
Chesley is on Geni and it looks like no-one descended from him has linked their profile to Geni: I notice that a couple of Barneses (before me) have viewed his profile and, while their trees aren't very developed, it might be a sign they are looking into him being an ancestor. Enough to be worth dropping them a note. I've sent them both an invitation to the Barnes Family Project on there. As all he seems reasonably well-sourced and all his children were born in Rockingham, NC (where Chesley died) from 1788 to 1806 it'd suggest to me that it'd be unlikely he'd have nipped over to Tennessee to get one last child in. Not impossible, but you'd want a solid source for that. He is also on Find a Grave: I've gone fishing on Geni for living Barnes descendants of different lines. If you go to the tree view you can open up branches and follow the male lines down trying to get close to the present. It is pretty tedious but I have found a few living male Barneses for most the lines I've looked into, a couple on there (although I've had no luck finding one to test), so it is worth a try. Any reason folks are interested in him?