Progress Report to September 2006
The DNA test for Roger Vine of British Columbia Canada was completed to 25 markers and his Haplogroup determined as E3b. The test didn't match any other in this project. Roger is descended from several ministers of the Anglican Church, originally from Kent UK. His family branch migrated to Canada about 1900.
Larry Vine of Ontario Canada, was tested to 37 markers and his haplogroup given as I. This may be an indication of descent from Scandanavia. His forbears lived in Isle of Wight Hampshire on the south coast of England, from where his great grandfather migrated to Ontario about 1900.
Fred and Ron Vines of Australia had their DNA tests extended to 67 markers;
they matched with one 2 step mutation only. This proves a very close genetic
relationship; their common ancestor is John Vines of Grittenham, born about
1660. Fred comes from his son Benjamin born 1689, while Ron descends from
another son of John, Daniel, born about 1692. Both were mentioned in the
will of John Vines dated 1713, and Benjamin was the executor of both his
father's and mother's (Christian 1725) wills.