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Subject: Washburn Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test Match 12 for 12
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:35:51 EDT
Dear Washburn Cousins:
After the test results from our first three Washburn DNA participants
came back "unrelated," I started to get worried. I am happy, however, to report
that we have a match after the fourth participant's results were announced
yesterday. It is, however, only a minor victory. The latest test results indicate
that my father, John Washburne, Sr., is my perfect Y-chromosome DNA match!
Since we told no one at Family Tree DNA or the testing lab of our family
connection, I can only conclude that the science really does work. More importantly,
being the youngest in my family, I was always teased by my older siblings that
I was found on the street and really didn't belong to the family! Now I have
scientific proof (after some forty plus years) that they were wrong!
Besides indicating others who share a similar Y-chromosome with you,
Family Tree testing lab also does a DNA analysis of your ancient family roots. In
that regard, Anthropologists break down the Y-chromosome into branches called
haplogroups or clades. My test indicated "that you belong to Haplogroup I."
Here is what they said about that group: "The I, I1, and I1a lineages are
nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have
been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down
into central Europe."
I found this Viking connection interesting because when I started to
trace our paternal line past Sir Roger Washbourne, who was a knight in England in
the 1200's, I learned that we were descended from the Hauteville family of
France and Norway. One of the genealogical websites noted the Viking heritage of
this family: "The obscure house of Tancred of Hauteville was burdened with
twelve husky sons, all of whom made their way to southern Italy. Tancred was a
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