Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Monday, November 4, 2013

Brewer Families of New England Update

It's hard to believe, but it has been just over a year since the last update was made to the Brewer Families of New England website. The site has now been updated.

New to the site is the addition of a second descendant of John Brewer of Cambridge and Sudbury, Massachusetts who has participated in the Brewer DNA Project. The participant had suspected a line of descent from John Brewer, and results of his Y-DNA test confirm his ancestry. The participant matched the one other descendant of John Brewer who had previously had results reported, on 36 of 37 markers. While this second participant was tested at the 111 marker level, only the first 67 markers are shown on the DNA Analysis page. (This is due to limitations in the current version of TMG which only allows for 67 markers to be recorded in the data field). A chart of the ancestry of the two participants is also available. Hopefully, in the future, additional descendants of the various New England Brewer families will join the Brewer DNA Project. I'm sure it would be of interest to many to be able compare results from descendants of John Brewer with those descended from Daniel Brewer of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and with Thomas Brewer of Glastonbury, Connecticut.

There are no other changes to the database of note that need to be mentioned. In truth, I spend very little time on the New England families these days, pretty much only looking at them when a new participant joins the Brewer DNA Project. Nonetheless, I hope the website is of help to others.

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