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The Gillett DNA Project
including the spellings of Gilet,
Gillette, Gelette, Jellet, and all other reasonable spelling variants
Welcome to the Gillet/Gillett/Gillette DNA project
Break through those brick walls
We all have brick walls. Hopefully, this project will connect all
Gillet, Gillett, Gillette, and other similar sounding surnamed families
together. Since this is a new project (October of 2005), we have
yet to determine how many different Gillet(t)(e) lines there are.
Some families have always spelled their surname one particular
way. Some have not. My own distant ancestor had two sons
who each spelled their name differently.
Determine our most recent common ancestors (MRCA)
MRCA is a term to describe the ancestor that you and another person
have in common. As a very simple example, the MRCA for two
brothers is their father. The DNA analysis will not actually tell
us who our ancestor was. It will indicate related lines and give
us the number of generations back to the MRCA for a given line.
If you and a fellow genealogist are descended from the same
great-great-great grandfather, then the MRCA for the two of you would
be five generations back.
information about MRCA on the University of Arizona web site.
Separate some confusing lines
Oftentimes, our ancestors named their children after close
relatives. This resulted in, for example, several Jonathan
Gillet(t)(e)s in the same community.
26 Mar 2006
FamilyTreeDNA is now offering a 59 marker test. Here are the
complete list of prices for group members as of 26 Mar 2006:
SuperDNA (y-DNA59+Full mtDNA Sequence) ...$935
16 Mar 2006
We have results from two participants, who turned out to have a common
ancestor around 175 B.C. It might take a while to gather
documentation that far back.
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