Wertman Family Association DNA Project Results
Family Tree DNA provides a public website, but does not allow data from other companies. Combined results can be found on the Wertman Family Association DNA Project spreadsheet.
Note that laboratories often test different marker sets and do not report them uniformly. All values have been converted to Family Tree DNA reporting standards. The presumed haplotype for George Philip Wertman has been predicted by using the most common value returned at each marker. All subjects have reasonable paper trails and there is good agreement between their results. Samples are identified by which son of George Philip Wertman the subject descends from, or if unknown or unconnected, their earliest known Wertman ancestor.
There are several interesting outcomes. Subjects descended from George of Pickaway Co, OH (WFA06), Jacob of Montour Co, PA (WFA08) Jacob of Tuscarawas Co, OH (WFA11) and Michael of Trumbull Co, OH (WFA14) all closely match the presumed haplotype of George Philip Wertman, indicating that they are related to him. Exactly how is unclear. Another interesting outcome is that a descendant of John of Northumberland Co, PA (WFA13) is only a 32 of 37 match to George Philip Wertman. This is just outside of the range that we usually accept as indicating a relationship.
All of our previous testing is for STRs (Short Tandem Repeats). We have recently begun testing for SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). For two individuals to be descended from the same common ancestor, they must have the same terminal SNP. This is the deepest SNP in the currently known haplotree. This is as specific as we can get until science advances, which it surely will. Both WFA04 and WFA13 were found to be R-Z35+. Our conclusion is that WFA13 is a statistical outlier and almost certainly related to the others. Again, exactly how is unclear.
Results from other projects indicate that we are not related to several other well known Wortman or Workman clans.