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  1. Hello James No never get sick of pics of the bridge. We drove over it the first time in about 20 years last December when I went down to see my son Shane admitted to the bar of NSW.. and was a grand pompous ceremony at the Central Law Courts. Sadly there are no law jobs up here on the coast and he may have to consider moving to Sydney – do you happen to know of any jobs going that are willing to give a mature age person experience.. Finishing his law and psychology degrees was a big event but the work situation up here the pits… he has had to go back to working on the fishing boats or with a mate who owns a digger landscape business…. Anyways also wanted to ask if you have had a Y DNA test for your Obrien line? My brother had the Y test at Relative Genetics many years ago and then we upgraded it at Ancestrydna a few years back from 25 to 43 markers and recently transferred to Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) into the Fleming and Flemish projects there and upgraded a few different markers and then last Monday upgraded again to 67 markers at a sale price of $79us. Will take about 6-8 weeks for the results to be posted and we did not have to give another sample as they use the previous one (a cheek swab). Well I told you that to say that we have a few Obrien cousin matches coming up long distance…. so must check again on your O’Brien paternal line history and origins to see if any are kin to you…. if so that would make you a cousin to me and also a cousin to my son Shane on the Lynch line…. I am going to upload Wesley Stubbings DNA sig (Lynch) to the Ysearch data base so as to see if any Lynch kin posted there. It is interesting as also gives a list of other possible cousins by comparison of shared dna segments…. and an approximate generational distance to the match… ie. my brother Wade has a 44 gen distance match to the surname of Flandreau which is just another version of the name Fleming and this family migrated from Flanders to France and then to USA a place called Rochelle near NY and they had a town in the USA named after them and some interesting history and pics of one who was an agent to the Indians for the gov. He helped settle the conflict between Indians and townsfolk and prevented a massacre. So the DNA for us has been fascinating not to mention finding other long distance Fleming kin around the world. If you have not yet had a Y test consider doing so at FTDNA and join the Obrien Surname project there as may get a discount dna test. Thanks for your interesting posts and pics…. Shane will put in an order for one of those funky lowes suits…. his girlfriend likes the pink one ! ha ha Janet in Coffs (windy Coffs) Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 18:41:40 +0000 To: jflemming@iprimus.com.au

    1. Hi Janet
      As a matter of fact, I sent away for one of the DNA testing kits a few weeks ago and it arrived in mail yesterday. I’m curious as to what it will turn up. I know a fair bit about my genealogy, but there’s an awful lot I don’t know. Hoping it won’t be a waste of money. Will drop you a note when it all comes back.
      James

      1. Hello James
        As you like all things Swedish you may come out with Haplogroup I that is I. as in between
        H – J. Then again you may turn out to be an R like the bulk of our Flemings. Then you look
        at the markers within the project to see if any others of your surname share the same surname/marker scores with few mutations… When you get your dna sig you can upload to Y search and look for long distance matches or atleast up to the time surnames were introduced or before in the dim past back in Europe/or up in Swedish/Dane/Norse territory depending on
        your Haplogroup migration trail. Am sure you will find it fun. You can also have an MTDNA to find out what you got from your mother… I am Haplogroup T and so would be my brother Wade. We both get our mothers mtdna.

        The Family finder test is also interesting at FTDNA
        but for the time being we are still waiting for our markers upgrade to show up.. testing still in
        process. Needless to say I do check the FTDNA web site each day and log in and have fun searching for newbie matches as the data base keeps growing daily. Our Fleming project has
        quite a few in process and I endeavour to find newbies so that it will continue to grow so we can see the big picture of our Fleming Surname/family tree and the migration of branches, twigs and leaves from the roots. For those interested in the Surname of Fleming & Flemish we are promoting the” Flemish Influence In Britain” CD BOOK (Contact me if interested for a bargain price & includes postage)

        I look forward to hearing of your results and hope your ancient ancestors travelled via Scandanavia/Sweden/Denmark etc. Check out a Haplogroup I map on wiki. There are lots of FleMMings up there and in Sweden they lived on Grote? Gote? Island…a certain Baron Fleming so must look into that abit more. There are more MM Flemings than M Flemings in those countries… and in France they are Flemons. Also a lot of Flemish tribe refugees settled near Brandenburg in the middleages…. a google search for “FLEMISH Influence” will bring up heaps of info on line.
        If you are interested in getting up to speed on DNA… here is the latest to boggle your brains out.. the latest Haplogroup Tree Release….
        http://www.isogg.org/tree/ISOGG_HapgrpI.html and if you want to send yourself crazier by
        reading about the new R findings be my guest and click on the R tree…. lots of other great info on site too…
        http://www.issogg.org/ main page.

        Apologies for the waffle… just doing some typing practice.

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