The latest DNA results have provided conclusive proof that the ‘unconnected’ Samuel branch of the Willingale family does link somewhere into the main connected family tree. Owen, who is from the main connected John branch of the family has just 2 DNA markers different to Peter, who comes from the unconnected Samuel branch.

DNA Test Results after 6 testsBoth Owen and Peter have 4 markers different to Steven, who is from the main connected William branch.

We have some confusion over how far back the most recent common ancestor is between these 3 people. Owen and Steven are 16 transmission events apart, yet some of the online DNA calculators put the MRCA as being over 30 transmission events apart.

A full explanation and summary of the DNA results are available in the members area.