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Results of the test for 10 Markers

The tests shown below analysed 10 markers on the Y-chromosome.  The first column in the Table gives the country of origin and the person that provided the test sample.  The remaining columns, e.g. DYS 388, are the names given to the markers and  refers to the position of this small fragment in the original DNA chain.

 

DYS 19

DYS 388

DYS 390

DYS 391

DYS 392

DYS 393

DYS 389I

DYS 389II-I

DYS 425

DYS 426

Country/person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Bill Burgar

14

12

24

11

13

12

10

16

12

12

     Andrew Burgar

14

12

24

11

13

13

10

16

12

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shetland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Jack Burgess

14

12

24

11

13

13

10

16

12

12

     Bertie Burgess

14

13

24

11

13

13

10

16

12

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orkney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    John Burgher

16

12

25

11

11

13

11

17

12

12

     Freddy Burgar

16

12

25

11

11

13

10

17

12

12

     Peter Burges

16

12

25

11

11

13

11

17

12

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Burgar

16

10

24

10

11

13

11

17

12

12

Canada (2)

16

10

24

10

11

13

11

17

12

12

Canada (3)

16

10

24

10

11

13

11

17

12

12

The sequence of numbers e.g. 14,12,24,11,13,13,10,16,12,12 is referred to as a DNA signature.

Conclusions of the 10 Marker test

To have any chance of being related, two persons should have 10/10 or 9/10 markers in common.

The Shetland Burgess family and the English Burgar family could be related.  This DNA signature is typically Celtic as will be explained later.

The Shetland Burgess and English Burgar families have a very different DNA signature to the Orkney and Canadian Burgar families, and are thus not related to them.

The Orkney and Canadian Burgar families are also unrelated, having only 7/10 markers in agreement.  However, their DNA signature is of Norse Viking origin, as will be explained later.

Unfortunately, the above results do not prove that the Shetland and English Burgar families are related.  There are databases showing the DNA signature of about 20,000 persons.   About 100 unrelated persons in these databases have a similar DNA signature to Jack Burgess and Andrew Burgar.

Since the 10 marker test is not conclusive, the 25 marker test was carried out to positively determine whether the Shetland Burgess and English Burgar families were related.

 

 

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