Foster FamilyTreeDNA Project - Results

Foster Results
Go to: Y-DNA Correlation of Project Members
Go to: Y-DNA Lineage from Reginald Foster

Project Member Cross-Correlation
The following image is the Cross-Correlation of the Y-DNA of the 138 members of Project Foster. The image is a 138 x 138 matrix where the relationship between any member and all the other members is displayed. The green diagonal is the 100% correlation of each member with themselves. The color green indicates a very high correlation. Yellow indicates a high correlation. White indicates a correlation that is below the threshold.

The members are shown sorted into related groups. The large block is the R1B1B2 Haplogroup. This group is dominant among the Foster (and related) Surnames. Some work still remains in the R1B1B2 grouping (sorting) of the right half of that data. The data is a mirror image on both sides of the diagonal, i.e. the relationship between member 1 and 138 is the same as that of 138 and 1.

For those bold enough to want to look at the underlying data, the Excel data is here.

Click for larger image. Nifty Chart

Reginald Foster (Ipswich, Massachusetts)

Many trace their lineage to Reginald Foster who settled in Ipswich, Mass (USA)circa 1638. A number of the Foster Group 13 individuals claim Reginald Foster as an ancestor. The Y-DNA markers for Group 13 have very little variation and that variation is consistent with a common ancestor. For those in that group receiving the 37 and 67 marker tests the results are consistent with very few additional mutations, mostly relating to high mutation rate markers. There is anecdotal evidence that Reginald may have had a male Foster relative also living in what is now the USA and perhaps part of the sample group descends from this person. From a Y-DNA standpoint this would change little except to broaden this story from Reginald to his male relatives and male ancestors.

From the information provided by Group 13 members, Reginald would have a Haplogroup of I2B2. He would also most likely have a 25 marker Haplotype as given in the "Reginald Foster" column in the table below. The markers 389-1 and 389B, which usually change together as a pair during mutation, show the most variation among the group. This is not unexpected as these markers have a fairly high mutation rate.



Individual

Marker

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J


Reginald Foster

393

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14


14

390

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25


25

19

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15


15

391

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10


10

385a

12

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13


13

385b

17

17

17

17

17

17

17

17

17

18


17

426

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11


11

388

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13


13

439

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12


12

389-1

13

12

12

12

13

13

13

13

13

13


13

392

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11


11

389B

29

28

28

28

29

29

29

29

29

29


29

458

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

18


18

459a

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8


8

459b

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10


10

455

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10


10

454

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12


12

447

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25


25

437

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15


15

448

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21


21

449

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

30

29


29

464a

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14


14

464b

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14


14

464c

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15


15

464d

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

16

15

15


15