Sunday, December 15, 2013

DNA Test Results for Chart 39

This information relates to Chart 39 - Thomas PASK, (1766-b1851) who lived in St. Pancras.

As mentioned in a previous blog dated August 25, a member of family group 39 - tester 267830, kindly agreed to do a DNA test. It has been very amiss of us not to provide an update on the results. However, we needed to consult with knowledgeable colleagues as there was some confusion on the results.

Chart 39 was relating to the descendants of Thomas & Martha Pask née Dent. They married in London on 9 October 1808. There was no indication, or paper trail, where Thomas originated from. However, through DNA testing, we have found that the new tester 267830 matched 34 out 37 markers with tester 191613 from Chart 06 – the descendants of Peter & Catherine Pask née Frost, who lived in Stoke by Clare, and Kedington in Suffolk.

However, whilst there are now six testers in Chart 06 group – see, using the ‘classic results’ report, which requires a minimum match of 34 out of 37, the other four testers in this group did not match with the new tester. The reason is because there are a lot of mutations in this group. 

Using the new FTDNATiP™ report that calculates the likely time to a common paternal ancestor for two project members it shows that tester 267830 has the probability that he shared a common ancestor within:

·        16 generations with tester 153252 – 7 mismatches
·        12 generations with tester N15380 – 6 mismatches
·        10 generations with tester 191613 – 3 mismatches
·        16 generations with tester 205757 – 6 mismatches
·        12 generations with tester 255440 – 7 mismatches

On the basis of 3 generations per 100 years this ranges between 400 and 500 years ago, i.e.  1400s to 1500s. 

Chart 39 is now merged with Chart 06.

If you require any additional information on these results, or DNA generally, please do not hesitate to contact us. We may not have the answers, but we do know someone who will.