Part 882sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Haplogroup R-CTS7822

19 September 2014

Good Day,

Family Tree DNA has confirmed that my Y-DNA Haplogroup is R-CTS7822.  My Y-DNA Haplotree was created in partnership with The Genographic Project.



The following SNPs have shown up as positive: M207+; M173+; P25+; M343+; Z2105+; Z2103+; M269+;  L150+; L23+; and CTS7822+.

And these SNPs are indicated as negative: YSC0000072-; U198-; U152-; U106-; SRY2627-; P66-; P107-; M73-; M65-; M37-; M222-; M18-; M160-; M153-; M126-; L51-; L151-; and F2863-.

In the above Haplotree diagram I have highlighted the positive SNPs in yellow and the negative SNPs in buff.

This is my bloodline descent from three-times great grandfather James Smith of Grenada...(not Granada.) If you are a male descended from my ggg-grandfather James you too should find that your Y-DNA results would be considered the same.

I am still attempting to search and research the origins of James Smith.  As I learn I will try to divulge.

If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 881bd – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1977 Certificate of Death – Grandmother Anna / Anne (née McAteer) Brunhammer

02 September 2014

Good Day,

Today we were able to get a copy of Grandmother Anna / Anne (née McAteer) Brunhammer’s Certificate of Death from the State of Delaware. Grandmother Anne passed away on January 26, 1977.


For the purposes of privacy we have blacked out the corresponding Social Security Number. We attempt to ensure that no corresponding numbers are published or printed in our A Genealogy Hunt.

The following is the indexed record from the site GenealogyBank.com.


If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, comments please feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

Regards,

Jim
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Part 880sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Updated Y-DNA Results – Haplogroup R-CTS7822

27 August 2014

Good Day,

I have been reclassified. My Smith Paternal Line is R-CTS7822.

This means that as a descendant of ggg-grandfather James Smith my Y-DNA has gone from one of the more-common to just a little less-more-common… And this includes all male descendants of this Smith line, including the Lloyd Smiths, the Malin Smiths, the Landreth Smiths, et al, that is, if you can trace your ancestry back to great-great-great James Smith of Grenada.

Most recently I had two more SNPs tested – CTS7822 and F2863 with Family Tree DNA. That’s Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, SNP, pronounced snip; plural snips. SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation among people.

One test, F2863 came back negative and the other, CTS7822 came back positive. My Haplogroup classification at Family Tree DNA and at National Geographic’s The Genographic Project has now been changed to R-CTS7822. This is an adjustment from the previous R-L23 and this has something to do with the mapping of the YSC0000072, even though Family Tree DNA has me tested as negative for this SNP.

And what does this mean? According to Geno 2.0 of The Genographic Project each person is assigned to a specific Haplogroup. The Haplogroup is my branch on the human family tree… People belonging to the same Haplogroup can trace their descent to a common ancestor and even a specific place where that ancestor may have lived.

I am 1 of 678,632 participants of The Genographic Project. Accordingly 0.8% of all participants in the Project are included in my paternal Haplogroup and that includes 5,429 participants. As the Y-DNA is passed from father to son to son this means, once again, that all of ggg-grandfather James Smith’s descendants are of the R-CTS7822 Paternal Line.


As a member of one of the Y-DNA projects, the Bristol Channel DNA Project, the current update includes the following members with the Surnames which have tested positive for the SNP CTS78222.  These include Bennett, Coat, Follis, French, Locke, Peed, Robinson, Seymour, and Smith.

One of the project members has been running an analysis on our STRs (Short Tandem Repeats) and has calculated/estimated that our MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) for our grouping may have lived somewhere between 950 AD and 1200 AD. This time frame may be subject to refinement as more kits (albeit persons) join this specific Project.

There is still one hell of a lot that I need to learn and understand. I’m a bit farther along, but I have only scratched the surface of the information. Images and certificates are published by Family Tree DNA and National Geographic The Genographic Project.

Stay tuned.

And the mosquitoes are biting tonight. Have to get me some bay-rum for the itch.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 879bm – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Grandmother Anna (née McAteer) Brunhammer – Birth July 1894 – Wilmington, Delaware

25 August 2014

Good Day,

I have located the following paperwork for Grandmother Anna (née McAteer) Brunhammer. Grandmother Anna was great-grandparents John and Isabella (née Pierce) McAteer's third child and third daughter. She was born this day 120 years and 27 days ago on the 29th of July, 1894.

Here are copies of the Return of a Birth and Birth Register.

Return of A Birth - 


Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription –
McAteer, Anna

Return of a Birth
CITY OF WILMINGTON, DEL.

1. Full Name of the Child – Anna McAteer
2. Sex – Female
3. Color – White
4. Date of Birth – July 29th 1894
5. Place of Birth – Street – 1719 Scott St.
6. Father’s Name – John McAteer
7. Father’s Age – 26 years
8. Occupation of Father – Policeman
9. Father’s Birthplace
- State or County – Kentmere
- Del.
10. Mother’s Name prior to marriage – Isabel Pierce
11. Mother’s Age – 22 years
12. Mother’s Birthplace
- State or County – Cecil Co
- Md.
13. Child’s number in this Family – 3 State if Still Born – No
14. Number by this Mother – 3
15. Date of this Certificate – Aug 7th 1894
16. Date of Registration –

I hereby certify that the above is a true report of the birth at the time and place above
stated. John Palmer Jr. Informant.


Delaware Vital Records, Birth Register –




Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription – Register
FULL NAME OF CHILD (If Stillborn state the fact) – McAteer, Anna 34440
Sex – (female)
Color – (white)
Date of Birth – (June) 29, (1894)
Place of Birth – 1719 Scott Street
Father’s Name – John
Age – 26
Occupation – Policeman
Nativity – ” (Del.)
Maiden Name of Mother – Isabel Pierce
Age – 22
Nativity – ” (Md.)
Child’s Number in this Family – 3
Child’s Number by this Mother – 3
Date of Certificate – Aug 7, “ (1894)
Date of Registration – (Oct.)(4,) (1894)


If you have any questions, thoughts, ideas, documents, photos please feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 878bm – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Updated McAteer Descendant Chart

21 August 2014

Good Day,

Today’s post is a short one. I have updated the McAteer Descendant Chart.


I have included the updated information for grandaunt Ella/Ellen McAteer, in red.

Please feel free to use and cite this information in your and any associated genealogy work. If you have any questions, comments, thoughts, and ideas please feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

To date I have written 1,090 posts to A Genealogy Hunt and according to Google Blogger it has recorded 227,940 Pageviews.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 877bm – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – Grandaunt Ellen (aka Ella) McAteer – Death November 1893 – Wilmington, Delaware

17 August 2014

Good Day,

What a tremendous blow to parents, gr-grandparents John and Isabella (aka Bella née Pierce) to lose their daughter, grandaunt Ellen (aka Ella) during the first year of her life.


Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Death Records, 1811-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription –
McAteer, Ellen

RETURN OF A DEATH in the City of Wilmington

1. Name of Deceased – Ellen McAteer
2. Color - White
3. Sex – Female
4. Age – Nine Months
5. Widowed, Married or Single - 
6. Date of death – November 24th 1893
7. Cause of Death 
Meningitis

John Palmer Jr. Physician
(TO BE FILLED BY THE UNDERTAKER)

8. Occupation –
9. Place of birth – Wilmington
10. When a minor – Name of Father – John
– Name of Mother - Bella
11. Ward – 7
12. Street and number – 1813 Shallcross Av
13. Date of burial – June 29
14. Place of Burial – Cathedral

Daniel T. Killroy, Undertaker.

And the Delaware Vital Records, Death Register

+

Source: Ancestry.com. Delaware Death Records, 1811-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Transcription – Register
181

NAME – 44989 McAteer, Ellen
Age – 9 m.
Color – (white)
Nation or State – Del.
If a Foreigner, how long in the United States –
Residence – 1719 Scott St.
Occupation –
Single, Married, Widowed – ( )
Sex – Female
Name and Nation of Parents – John & Isabella
Cause of Death and Complications – Meningitis
Date of Death – (Nov) 24  (1893)
Date of Certificate –
Date of Registration – (Jan) (24) (1893)

And something to note, I can almost guarantee that there will be sources and documents out there in archives, databases, and the Internetland that will have many iterations and differences on names.  Grandaunt Ella, aka Ellen is a classic case in her short life.

The search and research continues.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 876sr – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Y-DNA Haplogroup R-L23 – Still Trying To Understand

04 August 2014

Good Day,

Yes, I am still trying to understand my Y-DNA results. And it has been sometime since I have even touched my data and information.  My current and tested Haplogroup is R-L23 (R1b1a2a).


Here’s a quick rundown. According to Max Blankfeld of Family Tree DNA, there are 23 pairs of chromosomes: 22 pairs are what we call the autosomal or the recombining DNA. The 23rd pair is the sex gene. Paternity tests use the autosomal. Those are passed from both mother and father and "mixed" into the child, whether male or female. This mixture generates a new set of 22 pairs. This is the part of the DNA that a paternity test company uses.

The 23rd and final pair, the sex gene, is transmitted to the children. A male child receives X-Y, which is the father's Y-DNA and the mother's mtDNA, while a female child receive X-X, which means only the mtDNA from the mother. The Y received by the male son, is passed on to his son.  This son receives his mother's mtDNA, not the grandmother's. So, the Y-DNA goes down the line while the mtDNA does not, and the autosomal continues to be mixed as it progresses down and through the generations...

There are two different kinds of "transmissions" between the autosomal and the sex gene. Since the Y is transmitted from father to son, to grandson, to great-grandson....practically without mutations, this is the DNA that allows us to compare two males to find out if they descend from the same line.

A male child, and that includes me, receives my Y-DNA and that is the data that is revealed from my Y-sex gene, the part of me that I get from my father, Frederick Kenneth Lloyd Smith. This would mean that all the male Smiths, including the Lloyd Smiths, the Malin Smiths, the Landreth Smiths, et al, who are descended from great-great-great-grandfather James Smith all received the same Y-DNA.
The confirmed Haplogroup is R-L23; also written as R1b1a2a.

As you can see from the two ISOGG, 2010 and 2011, our R-L23 is the “Most common European R1b”.


There is a ton of work to go through and the study of genetics continues. Because my Smith Y-DNA is of the “most common European R1b”, and apart from having the most common name in the English language, I am continuing to investigate and delve into the testing. I have had some success and have been able to match 111 markers through Family Tree DNA to three/four other surnames: Ware; High/Robinson; and Seymour/Seymer.

I will carry on digging, and I mean drilling down, as tests continue to be added. Two outstanding tests are currently slated to be completed – CTS7822 and F2863. Theirs is still one hell of a lot for me to learn. Also I need to restart my search and research for the origins of our ggg-grandfather James Smith.


If you have any thoughts, ideas, questions, please feel free to contact me at A Genealogy Hunt.

Enjoy,

Jim
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