Manley Surname Project (with variations like Manly, Munley, etc) - News

Please visit our comprehensive project site The Manley/Manly Dna Family Tree

All updates have been completed and the new site launched. In addition to carrying on the individual member pages, charts and graphs of the results (haplogroups, Most Recent Common Ancestors, Phylographs, etc...) we now offer project members and visitors the ability to share information by posting comments on the various pages. We also have an "all in one" Family Tree with information provided by members used to create a gedcom. This is a unique "tool" for a Dna project and one of my (personal) long time goals realized.

We are also delighted to offer "The Reading room" which allows for suggestions of helpful resources on genealogy and DNA testing, videos explaining DNA testing is easy to understand terms and links to helpful sites. There is also a Forum for discussion of genealogy and DNA testing or just sharing family research tips and.or questions. We no longer use "mass mailing" for news and updates for our members. All updates and news is shared with members via a newsletter.

Please make sure to sign-up for Manley/Manly DNA Project Newsletter here. This insures that members are not receiving unsolicited messages from the group or group administrators, but rather updates that you have requested as well as insuring that only "correct" e-mail addresses are receiving this information.

As of August 30th, 2010 we have 68 project members, including those tested elsewhere, the new addition of mtDNA and Family Finder project members. While project administrators are striving to establish correct subgrouping of all "Y" project members, there are still some members for whom that step is still not clear cut. As more members join and further results are provided, we can continue to refine the subgrouping process. At this time we find clear subgrouping of returned "Y" results as follows: Ireland 27 project members, England 20 project members, Ungrouped Haplotype I 6 project members, Ungrouped Haplotype R1 9 project members. There are some "Y" project members with limited marker testing who had no defined haplogroup. It is critical that ALL project members provide an up to date e-mail address as well as a family tree outline or gedcom.

If you require assistance with the family tree or gedcom, please e-mail the project administrator for assistance. We strongly encourage members to test at least 25-37 markers. The higher the number of markers tested, the more accurate the results will be. The 12-marker test results unfortunately do not provide in depth results necessary to "pin down" a time frame accurately enough to determine possible common ancestor between project members. When this project was first undertaken the 12 marker test was generally the standard. As time and science advanced, more markers became readily available to refine and enhance testing and results. We do have limited funds available in our general funds and are delighted to accept donations.

These funds are established for those who would like to join in the testing or to expand testing but find that the expense may not be within their reach at this time. FTDNA Family Finder Tests We have new members who have signed up for the Family Finder Test. Once we have a few matches, we will determine the best method of displaying those results. Since there are only a couple of project members with these results at this time, the majority of their matches are from the FtDna database, therefor not information we are at liberty to share as the matches are not our project members. Project administrators are still trying to determine the best way of displaying the MtDna and Family Finder results as those results also involve others who are not part of our project.

Any suggestion or helpful insight on displaying results from these two tests is most welcome! Our most recent Phylograph, which shows the connections between our project members. Red nodes indicate a "mutation" where we currently have no project member. Could this "missing link" be you?!http://www.thepetmenagerie.com/dna/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/12marker_phylo.jpgTo view an updated chart of all current members' haplogroup results, please click here. To view an interactive "pie chart", showing the percentages of haplogroups represented by project members, please click here. Interested in taking that first step in testing? Perhaps you can join with a sibling, aunt, uncle and share the expense of the first kit!