Analysing your DNA

The graphic shown below is a summary of my DNA test results carried out by Ancestry I thought i'd post  it  to give you a feel for the sort of output you can expect.

 I'm going to write up a more detailed interpretation next week, after having digested the info, I'll post this to the  DNA page. A few things stand out immediately....

  • My connection to the East Midlands is very deep  rooted
  • Surprisingly I have absolutely no Scottish or Irish DNA, the average person normally has  a little of these
  • The Scandanavian link is a actually quite high
  • The Estonia/Latvia /Lithuania link..a complete surprise?
  • What is even more surprising is that it has generated more than 100  connections to people who share parts of my DNA and I would never have been aware of them.

Robert Hamilton Chapman

A very close relation on the Rollason side, I think a great Great Grand Uncle is the correct expression.
Robert Hamilton Chapman was an established landscape artist in the Victorian era, good enough for his work to be presented at the Royal Academy four times and his work is currently shown on many worldwide auction sites at  up to £5000. There is a lot more information on Robert’s life against his name on the database. Just click on the ‘Quick Access’ button opposite  to access this information.

 Recently acquired Wileman pottery. It really helps bring to life some of the family stories

 The Library

The Group facebook page contains a library of all researched individuals (see files section on facebook).

The latest entry is Henry Wileman, it’s a 30 page a document and well worth a read as it tells the story of one  our most influential  ancestors.

If there is an ancestor on our tree  that you feel has an interesting story to tell please let us know and we'll see what we can discover.

 Introduction of facebook Group

Members will now be able access all researched stories, exchange photos and videos, and discuss new material via the facebook group. We hope to extend this group significantly as more relatives become increasingly aware of the scope of this project.

We are aware that a number of our current membership are not familiar with facebook. So for the interim we'll keep some of the key documentation available via the existing Discussion Group. In the longer term we'll be looking to close the Discussion Group as we are finding the facebook approach better meets our needs for efficiency and inclusivity. For those who haven't tried accessing the facebook group before and need some guidance contact the administrator.

Introduction of Instagram ....#wbrq02

Instagram is being used to capture those special images that are the moments that have shaped  our personal history as well as taking a look at the changing fashions in clothes, cars, interiors etc. Where possible we're looking for good quality images

Also the presence on instagram helps us widen the awareness of our group and associated  website.



Instagram is now live on the site and be accessed through the activity button opposite or as a link shown  in the left hand column of the family section. 

#wbrq02 has also been established