Analysis of results:
Our sole initial participant, one of the Ancrum weaver line, determined that they were Haplogroup G, AND had a match in the DNA tested world - a 34/37 match with a HAMILTON tree with Irish roots but currently in Sth Carolina.
FT DNA only give it 71% probability of a shared ancestor within 12 generations, so we're unlikely to find the matching paper trail.
Checking the HAMILTON project for further information, the majority of tested HAMILTONs are R1 haplogroup, and only 2 of their participants were haplogroup "G".
(See Group X
in their project)
In Jun 2015 we finally achieved our preliminary aim of determining whether or not the Ancrum weaver FAMILTONs were related to the Earlston weaver FAMILTONs.
The HAMILTON Surname DNA project now has 3 Haplogroup G Hamilton representatives, two of whom are apparently known relations.
As this is out of 580 participants, it would appear that the FAMILTONs, some of whom became HAMILTONs back in the early/mid 1700s on the Scottish Borders, are not "run of the mill HAMILTONs.
The two Y-DNA tested FAMILTON participants have been allocated to the G-M201 predicted haplogroup - ie the generic top level for this branch of the Haplogroup G tree (see ISOGG Y-DNA tree
The matching HAMILTON from Ireland/South Carolina has SNP tested and been allocated to G-P303 - see the Haplogroup tree on DNASurnames
for the relative positions of the FAMILTON participants.
For further FAMILTON details, check out the supplementary FAMILTON DNA pages
And, if you are a direct male line FAMILTON interested in checking how you may match with the identified lines, do follow the link to join the project