The Meek/Meeks Family Y-DNA Project

Instruction Page

Project home page and Main Menu

The project home page contains information on membership requirements, project goals and major accomplishments

The left hand menu contains links to the Y-DNA Results Chart, Y-DNA Results Chart-PDF format with additional markers, mtDNA results, Pending Orders Chart, Updates, Discussion page, Project Ancestors Chart and Project Participants Chart.

The second section of the menu contains links to various web site with information about DNA testing.

The third section of the menu contains links to other DNA project as well as selected links to genealogical web sites.

Y-DNA Results Chart

Column 1 is the test kit ID number
Column 2 is the name of the earliest known ancestor
Column 3 is the date of birth of the ancestor. This is sometimes estimated.
Column 4 is the place of birth of the ancestor if known.
Column 5 and above contain results as reported by the testing laboratory.
There is column for each marker tested by the project.
Across the top of the page are the marker names.
The first 37 markers are the standard FTDNA markers
The second set includes 12 markers that were ordered individually and were originally used by companies other than FTDNA.
The third set of markers includes the 67 marker upgrade offered by FTDNA.
The PDF results charts contains additional markers

All members are place in a Group or Sub-Group based on the following priority.
1. Matching DNA haplotype (or lack of matches for the Misc. Groups.)
2. Genealogical paper trail
3. Geographic location

Each Group starts with a row containing a single gray cell (tab) which contains the group name (A through F) and the haplogroup. One person in each group has been SNP tested which is generally valid for all others in the group. The Misc Groups are estimated haplogroups based on the STR haplotype values.

The second row for each group is a solid colored row which primarily contains the modal haplotype for the group. Each member should compare their results with the modal haplotype as well as other individuals. This row may contain descriptive information such as a typical location for the ancestors included. Some sub-groups also have a modal haplotype row.

The remaining rows in each group represent results of members identified by kit number and ancestor. Underlined ancestor names are hyperlinks to the Ancestor chart. Gray cells are deviations (mutations) from the group modal. Values in blue text are markers that deviate from the haplogroup world population values. Cells/columns with a solid color represent defining markers for the group or sub-group.

mtDNA Results

This chart contains the kit number, project member's name, haplogroup, HRV1 results and HRV2 results. At the bottom of the page are haplogroup definitions.

Pending Orders

This page contains information on pending orders, prices of DNA tests at FTDNA and information on how to upgrade your test.

Updates

This page contains periodic updates concerning the project status and results discussion.

Discussion Page

The Discussion Page contains the project administratorís analysis of the results. This information is organized by group of matching results and is based in part on the genealogical information available on each memberís ancestor. This information may be speculative in nature and is offered with the understanding that the project administrator has limited training in genetic genealogy.

Project Ancestors

This chart contains a very brief description of earliest known ancestor for each member (if known). In many cases the ancestorís son (for the memberís chart) is included. The ancestorís name may include a hyperlink to a web based descendant chart if one is available. Most of these are located at http://meekgenealogy.com. The memberís kit number contains a hyperlink to the Project Participantís page.

Project Participants

The first column is the ancestorís number and contains a hyperlink to the Ancestorís page. The second column is the ancestors name and DOB. The third column is the memberís kit number. The fourth column is memberís name which contains a hyperlink to the E-mail address. The last column is the ysearch ID where available.

Hyperlinks A reminder about the links on this site. Hyperlinks are underlined but not always apparent. If you hover over an ancestors name or kit number you will see if there is a hyperlink.
Main----------->Participants<---->Ancestors------>Genealogies
          ---------->Ancestors------------------------------>        on
Page---------->Discussion----------------------------->the Internet

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