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 Y-DNA Will Help You Find Your Jameson Family

DNA research is widely used to identify and analyze practically all living and once living things. It is probably best known as a forensic tool used to positively connect certain evidence from a crime scene to a particular person. With genealogy, DNA from just the Y Chromosome can effectively be used to connect a male descendant (only men have the Y chromosome and that chromosome is only passed down intact [inherited] from father to son, etc.) with any number of other male persons, of any age, across any location and any time. It is a serious and complicated science, which can be easily used and completely trusted by the genealogist.

Y-DNA test results are usually expressed as a string of numbers, often called markers. These numbers are not medically informative, personally identifiable, or even understandable to the scientifically untrained. The entire test result however, can be said to be that person's YDNA profile. It is then just a simple matter to compare one person's profile with another person's profile to determine if they are related. Where more than one persons YDNA profile matches others, that profile can be said to be a "family" YDNA profile, which in the case of our particular Jameson family can be seen below.

For our purposes, a Y-DNA profile from any living male, worldwide, can now be compared to our established Jameson family profile and if anyone matches our profile we all can be said to be of a common ancestor, regardless of name, place or known ancestry. Furthermore, if one of these people can otherwise identify and prove an ancestry (any ancestry), past a common ancestor, then we all can assume that ancestry. Conversely, if a Jameson male has Y-DNA profile does not match our known Jameson family profile, he cannot claim to be part of this family, at least genetically, regardless of any paper trail.

Kit # Most Distant Ancestor DYS#
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H
a
p
l
o
3
9
3
3
9
0
1
9
3
9
1
3
8
5
a
3
8
5
b
4
2
6
3
8
8
4
3
9
3
8
9
|
1
3
9
2
3
8
9
|
2
4
5
8
4
5
9
a
4
5
9
b
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
a
4
6
4
b
4
6
4
c
4
6
4
d
4
6
0
G
A
T
A

H
4
Y
C
A

I
I

a
Y
C
A

I
I

b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y

a
C
D
Y

b
4
4
2
4
3
8
 Our Jameson Family Y-DNA Profile  I1 13 22 14 10 13 15 11 13 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 28 12 15 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 21 36 37 12 19
 
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We have tested using the Family Tree DNA - Genealogy by Genetics, Ltd. company. The (first 37 marker) results are listed above. A good analysis and understanding of these results, as well as Y-DNA test comparisons and other information, can be found online at YSearch a web based site provided for this purpose by Genealogy by Genetics, inc.

We are part of several DNA Projects including: The Jameson Family DNA Project, the Clan Stewart DNA Project, the Ulster (Ireland) Heritage DNA Project, and the Scotland DNA Project. Although no direct matches have been made so far, comparative information and general directions have been helpful.

Every direct male descendant (must have the Jameson surname) is encouraged to help find your ancestors with this DNA program. Please read this page of answers about DNA testing and then contact us about how to coordinate your results.