The results of the three DNA tests, which were taken during the Swinfield Gathering in Sydney, have now been received! What do they tell us about the members of Family 3 and the wider Swinfield genealogy?
|Leslie, Ray & Ian give their samples|
watched by John William
(the father of Andrew John)
Fortunately, all three men, Leslie Ernest from Family 3A, Raymond Francis of Family 3B and Ian George of 3C match almost exactly. They only differ at one marker out of the 37 markers at which they were compared. This tells us that they really are Swinfields and do not have an errant paternal ancestor somewhere in the past as I do!
They really are “genetic” third cousins being descendants, as is Andrew John also of Family 3A, from William Swinfield (1804-1876), the emigrant of 1848. They also match with the other English representative of Family 3, Paul Frederick, who has been tested.
|Swinfields genetic testers at the English Gathering |
of September 2013. Paul Frederick, Derrick, Geoff and John Arnold
study the pedigrees
All the tests are identical at 32 of the 37 markers tested. There are only differences at 5 markers as:
|Maxwell Swinfield||12 & 7 & 30||11||10||17||19||36||0|
|John Arnold Swinfield||2 & 9||11||10||17||18||36||1|
|Paul Swinfield||3 & 13||10||10||17||19||36||1|
|Andrew John Swinfield||3A||10||9||16||19||37||4|
|Leslie Ernest Swinfield||3A||10||10||16||19||36||2|
|Raymond Francis Swinfield||3B||10||10||16||19||36||2|
|Ian George Swinfield||3C||10||10||16||18||36||3|
It now appears that the separate families are most likely to join up, based on the known genealogy of Family 3 and the DNA results as:
The results for those Swinfields, who have now been tested through FTDNA, can be viewed on the Swinfield Project page there. You can also read,in greater detail, what they tell us. Don't forget that is where you can also see the relationships between your male ancestors.
We now need a sample from another person on a different branch of Family 5. It would also be very useful to test members of Family 1 and Family 44 (the Swinfield-Wells branch). Those are the next goals for the genetic research into the Swinfield lineage.