Father's Day Sale is here! Lots of value in upgrading to BigY 700. SNP testing is a more accurate way to determine MRCA than STRs.
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Jon. Sinkler, younger. Bottom-right on this list of menin the parochin of Biggar, 1640.
William Warman, please take a look at Ytree.net link included below. The way to get your name on this chart is to take the Big Y test and then let Yfull.com verify what your most recent SNP is. The people you see on this chart, downstream of your R-L493 haplogroup, are proven to connect. The 111- marker test (STR) is good for more recent genealogy, but making definitive claims from their STR testing is not as reliable back to (or beyond) the medieval era. http://www.ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=1471
Burgundofara, abbess of Moutiers young Merovingian noble 605
Our Alexander Sinkler lineage now has a direct connection back to Scotland. We have a new member who tested out to 111 markers and matches several of us with 5 mutations out of 111 up to 8 mutations up to 111. He's already ordered his Big Y test. Patience pays off.
This is my Magna Carta Family members. I hope this helps your investigation.
Danny, I can't post new pics in existing threads, so the answer to your question is here. I see your big Y 700 results when I click in the section I marked with a red #1 which is on the homepage of your FTDNA kit. Click on either of the two on the right and You'll see all 700 of your markers. If you click on the word "Matches" on the left in my #1 image, you'll see the Big Y STR results applied to what used to be just the 37, 67, or 111-marker level. They also have migrated in Big Y SNP results into it, but still not the Yfull markers. If you look at our results chart, you'll see I'm keeping up with that manually. More to do there, as we're now over 500 members in the DNA study, a major milestone!
As you can see, the TMRCA of the Herdmanstons and Forresters is currently showing as 550 years before present.
In response to your question below ( I can’t post photos in replies on this site, so I post above your question ) Where does your grandmother live? Where was she born.? Please give us a little to go on. If that WikiTree entry is correct, and many are not, then the Kentucky mention is a major clue. Many from North Carolina or western Virginia went west through Kentucky, some settling there. I've just taken a look at The Amazing Jean Grigsby's work on the descendants of Alexander Sinkler and there's no mention of a Samuel given name. Nothing in David Dobson's books. However, I find one in Leonard A. Morrison's book "Sinclair Family" published in 1896. He researched the lines of the Sinclairs of Exeter, New Hampshire. I expected nothing, but I do find the information in the photo attached. Study this photo from the book.
Answers to your questions below -
My understanding of the new edition of the Enigmatic Sinclairs is that it cleans up some formatting issues the 1st edition had. The Amazon page for the new edition says, “This is the revised version including new information in introductory pages and improvements and amendments throughout the text.” Doesn’t sound like the core of the book has new research in it, but ask Stan St Clair who’s on this list. I’m going to buy it in hardcover if available. It’s that important.
Your Craig St. Clair shares the mutation S5246 with the Earldom Lineage. S5246 is a mutation that shows in both our Caithness & Orkney lines. It mutated in the 1300s, likely the later half, roughly the time that the Narrative of the Rosslyn family says they arrived in northern Scotland.
Craig’s terminal SNP is R-FGC15254. That SNP is not yet in Ytree so I can’t pull an estimated age for it.
He’s tested negative for two SNPs below that one, FGC35613 and FGC15256, which you’ll see in the "Caithness Broynach?” branch and the "Orkney & Shetland Cluster.”
So the place to do your research is those people in the image highlighted in yellow, showing FGC15254.
I’ll email you Lewis Sinclair’s contact information if I have it.
Also, I recommend joining the Orkney study - https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/orkney/about/results
Stay in ours, of course, but see what they can tell you.
LOUISIANA ST. CLAIR'S / SINCLAIR'S. I have been doing research on a group of St. Clair's/Sinclair's who emigrated to Louisiana and East Texas. We have made some progress on this line but have yet to find DNA matches to confirm their origin. If you have family ties to Caddo, Desoto, Natchitoches or Rapides Parish LA or Shelby and Panola County, TX. I'd love to see if we can make connections. Pictured is one of the many St. Clair / Sinclair cemeteries in this area of Louisiana. We have a huge presence in many of the original Louisiana and East Texas settlements as well as in the Free Masons of the Scottish Rite lodges in both Texas and Louisiana. And for those of you who are gamers... try out XBox's Mafia, the Sinclair surname of Louisiana is featured in it. "Sinclair Parish the safest community in Louisiana" LOL.