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Corson Surname DNA Project Newsletter –
last month’s report, one new participant signed up and one received his test
participants, 21 test results reported
family lines: 12 (4 sets of three participants, 1 set of two, 7 unmatched)
line haplogroups: 8 in R1b; 1 each in E3b, I1a, I1c, and J2
time for lab to process a DNA sample: 11 days
time from sign-up to receipt of test results: 34 days
DIVISION I (New England) –
4 participants, 3 results
A new participant (#22) with
the surname Corson signed up this month. Like
two of the participants from this Division, he descends from Zebulon Corson
(1712-1786); however, he descends from a different son of Zebulon: Aaron
(c.1741-c.1812). If his results
match those of other Division I descendants, the project will have tested
descendants of three of Zebulon’s four sons.
In addition, a documented
descendant of Zebulon’s brother Hatevil (1714-1798) (Div. I-B) recently
expressed an interest in the project. We
hope that he will participate. If
so, we would be able to compare his genetic signature with that of participant
#12, who also descends from Hatevil. In the meantime, we are still looking for male-line
descendants of Samuel Corson (1719-1810) (Div. I-D) and Ichabod Corson
(c.1725-c.1800) (Div. I-F) who would be willing to participate.
DIVISION III (Staten Island,
NY) – 6 participants and results
Participant #21, with the
surname Vroom, received his results today.
His genetic signature matches that of the other two Vrooms in the
project; thus, it corroborates his documented genealogy.
His genetic signature matches exactly that of Participant #17, his fourth
cousin, once removed. Consequently, it is almost certain that their most recent
common ancestor, John Vroom (1757-1833), had the same genetic signature that
they do. The other Vroom
participant, #13, matches them on 41 out of 43 markers, indicating a slightly
more distant relationship. Their
genealogies corroborate this, since he is documented as their sixth cousin.
All document descent from Hendrick Vroom (1683-1769), grandson of
Division III progenitor Cors Pieterszen (1612-1655). However, among the six participants who believe that they
descend from Cors Pieterszen, we have found three different genetic signatures.
Only one of these genetic signatures can represent Division III.
To figure out which one
does, we are still looking for participants from the following lines: male-line
descendants of (1) Hendrick Vroom’s (1683-1769) brothers Cornelius (b. 1677)
or Alfred, and (2) Benjamin Corssen's brothers Jacob (1681-1742) or Christian
(1676-aft. 1764). We’re also
looking for other descendants of William DeCoursey (bef. 1720-1788) to
participate. Until then, we won’t
know if the Corson, Vroom, or DeCoursey genetic signature (if any) represents
that carried by Cors Pieterszen.
CCFHA DIVISIONS WITH NO NEWS
DIVISION II (Sussex Co., NJ) - 3 participants and results - More participants from this Division are welcome; their results could help strengthen the assertion that we know progenitor Jan Corszen's (d. 1703) genetic signature.
DIVISION IV (Cape May Co.,
NJ) – 4 participants and results – We need to find just one more matching
participant from this Division to resolve the uncertainty about progenitor
Carsten Jansen’s (1634- ca. 1697) genetic signature.
DIVISION VII (Hunterdon Co.,
NJ) – 1 participant and result – The participant from this brick-walled
Division has yet to match anyone closely.
DIVISION VIII (Colsons not
derived from Corsons) – 1 participant and result – The current participant
descends from Adam Cols(t)on of Massachusetts, born ca. 1660.
We welcome participation by those descended from him or other Colson
DIVISIONS V, VI, IX, and
XIII – no participants – We still wish to recruit descendants of Daniel
Corson (1763-1849), who moved from Sussex County, NJ to Ontario, Canada.
We're also searching for participants with ancestors from European Corson
/ Corsan / Courson / Curzon / Korson families.
UNCONNECTED – 3
participants and results – Two Corson participants and one Courson participant
remain unconnected to other participants in the project.
TEST PRICES 30% OFF UNTIL
7 MARCH 2006
I recently discovered that
DNA Heritage, a testing lab that tests the same markers as Relative Genetics, is
having a sale on its 43-marker test until 7 March. So, I’ve set up a Corson DNA project there.
If you know of anyone who has been waiting for the price to come down,
now would be a good time to join. Until
7 March, the test price will be $137.77, $57 less than the usual test cost at
Relative Genetics. You can read
more about the DNA Heritage and how to join the Corson DNA project there at http://www.geocities.com/misccorson/dna/howtoparticipate.htm
At least $495 remains in the
subsidy fund to reimburse all or a portion of the test costs for eight
participants from particular family lines in Divisions I, III, IV, VII, and X.
You can see additional details at the project website: http://www.geocities.com/misccorson/dna/subsidyfund.htm
If you have any questions
about the project, interpretation of test results, or genetic genealogy in
general, please contact me. If you
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You can read back issues of the newsletter at http://www.geocities.com/misccorson/dna/reports.htm
Corson DNA Project website: http://www.geocities.com/misccorson/dna/
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