IN THE NEWS
FRANK SLAVIN, PUGLIST
Welcome to the Slaven Genealogy Exchange! Our purpose is to be a central location to collect and exchange information for Slaven, Slevin, Slavin, Slavey, and other surname variations. As a registered one-name study, the scope of this exchange is world wide. We hope there's something here for the beginning genealogist, the old hand, and the merely curious!
We have a new Y-DNA project member; check out his results on the results page and the extended results page. This is a very interesting result. The participant is another with early 19th century Tennessee/Illinois roots, like the participants descended from Jacob Slavens b. 1818 Tennessee and William Slavens b. 1817 Tennessee. All three participants are suspected of being descended from John Slaven of County Tyrone/Highland Co. VA, probably through his son William. All three have a value of 38-38 for marker CDY, unlike the other John Slaven descendants who have 38-39 for the value. This may be a signpost for that family line.
There's another new entry in the autosomal DNA registry. If you have done the AncestryDNA, Family Finder, 23andMe's ancesrty test, or other autosomal DNA test, send me your information so you can be added to the table. (Hint: this could be very valuable in enabling your Slaven/etc. cousins to find out if you don't have a family tree linked to your results!)
Some obituaries, photos, and other information for Slaven family members from Oak Hill, West Virginia. Check out this interesting hundred year old letter showing what it was like to do genealogy back in the days before computers and the internet!
Here's a fun little website. Ever wonder how many people in the U.S. have your first and last name? Or how many Slavens or Slevins there are? Check out HowManyOf Me and enter your name to find out! (They say there are five more Larry Slavenses out there.) Here's a count of how many individuals how variations of our surname. Note that apparently "fewer than 121" is the minimum in their surname counts, because if you enter any random combination of letters that isn't a real surname, it says "fewer than 121."
We have a two new members in our "Group C" in the Y-DNA project (brothers), a family line with roots in Dromore, County Tyrone, (Northern) Ireland. See the results on the basic results and extended results pages. We're also adding new participants to the autosomal DNA registry, the Slaven Cousins DNA Registry.
Slaven DNA Project members - if you changed email addresses, please update your email at FamilyTreeDNA (if that's where you tested) and let me know as well. I sent a mass email about autosomal DNA testing and about ten email addresses were bad. If you've forgotten your FTDNA login information, I can probably help with that.
The Slaven (& etc.) DNA Project is ramping up the Autosomal DNA Registry. If you have taken an autosomal DNA test, like the AncestryDNA test at Ancestry (they sold 1.3 million of them during the Christmas season!), FamilyFinder at FamilyTreeDNA, the Ancestry test at 23andMe, or the DNA test at MyHeritage, please consider sharing your information with the Registry. The idea is that your unknown cousins may be considering taking a test, and if they find your entry here it could encourage them to test, and test at the same company! (While cross-company matching can be done by uploading results to GEDmatch, not everyone does so. Keeping checking back, as I'm actively pursuing a few people that I know have tested and are looking for lost cousins!
Speaking of genealogical DNA testing, there's a relatively (no pun intended) new UK-based company offering testing, currently focused on "ethnicity" type results (i.e. what percentage of your ancestry is western European, what percentage Eastern European, etc.) but with the promise of person to person matching down the road. This holds promise if they can attract a large UK and European base, as Ancestry, 23andMe, and Family Tree DNA are heavily U.S.-oriented. However, check out CeCe Moore's blog post about the company for more information before sending for a kit.
Also, I'll keep building out the autosomal DNA introduction page with additional links to blog posts and other pages, so keep checking back for new information.
Although I've mostly been working on a different family line the last couple months and neglecting the Slavens.net site, I have added a few more news items and obituaries.
Carol Slavens of Ohio serendipitously ran into the current owner of an old Slavens homestead in Pike County, Ohio, and shared photos with us. See photos from the Slavens Cemetery on the cemetery page, a page from the family Bible on the Bible page, and photo of the homestead and some family photos on the photos page.
Thanks to Joellen Brown for transcribing some news items and obituaries, and sharing them with the website. We always welcome such contributions! For privacy concerns, we shy away from obituaries less than 60 years old, but otherwise are open to most anything. Thanks again, Joellen!
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