In my previous Blog, I looked at my own autosegments. I had 6 maternal and 20 paternal segments. I’ll look at my sister Heidi’s AutoSegments and try to unlock her clusters
My Sister Heidi’s AutoSegments
My sister received a different combination of DNA from our parents than I did. Here are her autosegment clusters:
Heidi has 33 clusters or 7 more than me given the same input parameters. This is a sort of a fingerprint of her Gedmatch DNA matches.
By comparison, here are mine:
Heidi and I have a similar profile on our Chromosome 20 where our large clusters are. Heidi’s large red Frazer Cluster corresponds with my large purple Frazer Cluster.
Heidi’s Clusters One by One
I filled in a spreadsheet for my clusters. I can do the same for Heidi. Cluster 1 is easy as it goes back to Richard Frazer who was born around 1777:
Here is how that looks in my spreadsheet:
Cluster 2 is interesting as there are known and unknown people in this Cluster:
I know all the matches and how we connect except for Brian and Elizabeth. This cluster also goes back to Richard Frazer from around 1777. It is possible that one cluster is for Richard and one for his unidentified wife.
Large Cluster 3
There is one fairly close cousin in this cluster (Emily) and many unidentified DNA matches. Emily matches on my Frazer/McMaster side. The connection between Cluster 2 and three is with Emily:
Emily matches with the last three in Cluster 2:
However, as Jane is not in this Cluster and her connection would be on the Violet Frazer side (Violet is the daughter of Richard Frazer), this Cluster may be on the James Frazer side who goes back to Philip Frazer.
The connection between this cluster and the previous Cluster 3 is through Marguerite. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to figure out the trees of anyone in Cluster 4. Cluster 4 has matches on Chromosome 5:
These matches are near where I put the red lines:
Heidi and my brother Jim map to Frazer in this area of Chromosome 5.
I recognize Joshua in Cluster 5:
Joshua is connected by either Lentz or Nicholson. I found the other two matches from this cluster at Ancestry, but I didn’t see any obvious connection by genealogy.
Cluster 6 and a Confusing Connection
Here Joshua in Cluster 5 matches three people I’m related to on my paternal Hartley side in Cluster 6:
These three are Hartley/Gifford matches. I suppose that Joshua may be related on the Gifford side where I am not related.
This is the gray cluster above. My cousin Pat is there. We are related through Hartley, Snell and more distantly on our Bradford sides.
Cluster 8 in green is interesting because of the connections. Heather has a connection to Cluster 10 where Lee is. Lee is interesting because he is from England and has Hartley ancestors from the same area of Lancashire as my Hartley ancestors.
Cluster 9 and Beth
Interestingly, Beth was on my large Hartley Cluster, but with Heidi, she is in a cluster of only three.
These connections are on Chromosome 17.
Cluster 10 and Lee
These matches are on Chromosome 13. I’m not sure why they are broken into two sections. Geoff shows up twice and tested at FTDNA. He doesn’t have a tree there. Sandra is a new match at Gedmatch and has a UK email address. She also has a GED at Gedmatch. Interestingly, Sandra has two ancestors from Hartley:
It may be possible to compare Lee and Sandra’s trees to see if there are any similarities. I tried doing that and didn’t notice any obvious similarities. However, I did notice that Lee had a Baldwin in his line and my guess for one of my ancestors was Betty Baldwin:
There were only two in this Cluster. Sandra from Cluster 10 matches both these people. That makes this an English Hartley ancestor cluster.
More of Heidi’s Clusters
Heidi’s Cluster 12 is on Chromosome 22. I don’t have anything mapped for Heidi on Chromosome 22. There are only two in this Cluster making it difficult to map. I have Heidi phased and one of the matches is on her paternal side. From there I go to my visual phasing map. But first, here is part of the AutoSegment results:
LL matches between 36 and 46M.
36M is about hwere I put the arrow on the chart above. That maps to Hartley.
Cluster 13 – Frazer
I can tell by the match names that this is a Frazer match on Chromosome 2:
Heidi’s matches end at 221 which is around where I put the red arrow and in Heidi’s Frazer area. In this Cluster. There are two matches that I know and one that I don’t named Fay. Fay tested at 23andMe where Heidi didn’t test.
The AutoSegment connection is on Chromosome 2. However, Faye also matches Heidi on the X Chromosome also called Chromosome 23.
The X Chromosome connection likely follows this specific path:
This is my paternal grandmother’s line. Heidi as a female, got an X Chromosome from her father. That was the same X Chromosome that he got from his mother Marion Frazer. Likewise, Marion got her X Chromosme passed down from Margaret McMaster via her father. Margaret got an X Chromosome passed down intact from Margaret Frazer via her father James McMaster. From Margaret, the DNA could have come from either Michael Frazer or Margaret Stewart.
Fay’s third largest match is from Beverly who I have as descending from Michael Frazer and Margaret Stewart:
I have written to Fay and I hope that I hear back.
Cluster 14 and 15
This Cluster is at the beginning of Chromosome 2:
I’ll look at Heidi’s paternally phased DNA to see if that is where the matches are. I found Charlie and Jonathan there, so I’ll say these are paternal matches. Heidi’s matches are between 9 and 29M on Chromosome 2:
That is roughly in this area of Heidi’s paternal Chromosome 2. Heidi has the most orange Hartley DNA of these 6 siblings in that area with Jim coming in second. I couldn’t tell anything else out about this Cluster.
Cluster 15 is on Chromosome 6:
This is also a Hartley Cluster:
I’m about halfway done and only have one maternal cluster:
Bonnie is found on Heidi’s maternally phased match list at Gedmatch. That turns out to be on Heidi’s Lentz side:
I couldn’t figure out the link between these two matches and Ancestry.
I’m about half way through. Cluster 17 only has two people at the beginning of Chromosome 20:
Margaret is on Heidi’s paternal side. That is on Heidi’s Frazer side:
I checked Ancestry and one tree that apparently corresponds to H E T has a Spratt and Armstrong in her tree and Irish connections. Spratt is my line I know least about.
Cluster 18 on Chromosome 7
This is a maternal match.
I haven’t been able to get Kathy’s genealogy, but the connection with Nigel goes way back on the Nicholson Line.
I haven’t gotten to any of Heidi’s Rathfelder ancestors yet but we still have many clusters to go.
Revealing Cluster 19
There are 6 people in this Cluster. One match is on her paternal side, so I’ll go with that:
When I scroll over Chromosome 12 at AutoSegment, I see the range where the match is: between 10 and 25M.
I was expecting this to be on Heidi’s Hartley side, but it is on her Frazer side. The James above may be a famous DNA Blogger.
Cluster 20 and 21 on the Rathfelder Side
Inese and Donna are my second cousins. I know how I am related to Otis but not how I am related to Daniel.
Here is Cluster 20 and 21:
Otis in Cluster 20 matches two of my 2nd cousins in Cluster 21. All the matches in Cluster 21 are known except for one who tested at 23andMe.
Cluster 22 – Back to Paternal
That puts these two triangualted matches on Heidi’s Frazer side:
I wouldn’t have these two matches as I inherited Hartley DNA in that region of my paterrnal Chromosome 1.
Clusters 23 and 24
These go back to my Nicholson and Ellis ancestors:
These matches are on Heidi’s side – at least Gloria is and I assume the others are also. The matches are from about 56 to 81M. When I mapped Heidi a long time ago, she came out as Frazer in that area:
There are two in this Cluster. The match on Heidi’s paternal side on Chromosome 2:
That is in Heidi’s blue Frazer portion of her Paternal Chromosome 2:
Other than that, I don’t know a whole lot about these matches.
A Recognizable Cluster 27
Steve is related to me on my Clarke/Spratt side and more distantly on my McMaster side:
Cluster 28 is on the larger side:
Catherine is in the light green group. She is on Ancestry and has a Tighe ancestor from Sligo:
Catherine matches on Heidi’s Frazer side as expected:
My guess is that Catherine is related somewhere along my Clarke/Spratt ancestors as that family lived in County Sligo.
Cluster 29 is also a paternal one for Heidi:
Cluster 30 on the Rathfelder Side
Astrid is in Cluster 30. Here is how she is related:
This gets Heidi up to 8 maternal clusters out of 30:
Unlocking Cluster 31
That is a fancy way of saying identifying Cluster 31. There are only two matches there:
The second match, Brad, is at Ancestry and matches my Mom. These matches land on Heidi’s Lentz side on the maternal copy of her Chromsome 2:
Cluster 32 – Back to Paternal
Jacqueline is at Ancestry and has an ancestor named James Savage from Ireland:
Here we have two separate triangulations, but David, Jacqueline and Ron are in both on Chromosome 19:
I’m not sure about this Cluster, but my guess goes back to my unknown Clarke and Spratt ancestors from County Sligo. Having said that, I see that David, who tested at FTDNA, has a match in cousin with my Frazer 2nd cousin Paul who is not known to be related on the Clarke/Spratt side.
Heidi’s Laster Cluster: 33
This last group of trianulated matches is on Chromosome 20.
I don’t see Ann on Heidi’s paternal match list at Gedmatch, so that leaves the maternal side:
All Heidi’s Segments
Here is the summary:
Summary and Conclusions
- Less that 1/3 of Heidi’s clusters were on her maternal side
- Heidi had only three maternal Rathfelder Clusters out of a total of 33 clusters, but they were all well defined
- Clarke/Spratt continue to be a mystery
- I continue to have few matches on the Lentz side
- Likewise, I have few matches on my Hartley side which is from Lancashire England as opposed to the Snell side which is Colonial Massachusetts