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Melrose DNA and Name Study

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Melrose DNA and One Name Study

Project Leader: Rhonda Lucas
Our objective is to document the Melrose's in Rhonda Lucas' tree and connect them genetically to other Melrose's worldwide.
At present we are using Autosomal DNA testing to confirm matches. We hope to have a yDNA direct descendant of George Melrose tested soon for comparative purposes.

Further information on Autosomal Testing available at ISOGG - AutosomalDNA and Wikipedia
Every generation gets divided by 50% when we are talking about autosomal DNA transmission.
You inherit 50% of the DNA of each of your parents. They inherited 50% of the DNA of each of their parents, so you inherit ABOUT 25% of the DNA of each of your grandparents.
Did you see that word, about? It’s important, because while you do inherit exactly 50% of the DNA of each parent, you don’t inherit exactly 25% of the DNA of each grandparent. You can inherit a little less or a little more from either grandparent as your parents 50% that you’re going to receive is in the mixer.
This is also true for the 12.5% of each of your great-grandparents, and the 6.25% of each of your great-great-grandparents, and so forth, on up the line.
The chart below shows the percentages that you share from each generation.
Relationship to You Approximate % Of Their DNA You Share
Parents Exactly 50%
Grandparents 12.5%
Great-grandparents 6.25%
Great-great-great-grandparents 3.125%
Great-great-great-great-grandparents 1.5625%


  1. Excerpt from “Autosomal DNA, Ancient Ancestors, Ethnicity and the Dandelion”. (5 August 2013). DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy; Retreived 21 January 2014, from http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/05/autosomal-dna-ancient-ancestors-ethnicity-and-the-dandelion/


The following people have been atDNA tested, please see their profiles for gedmatch numbers:

DNA Tester In common with Descended from Gedmatch Kit Name
Rhonda Lucas George Melrose & Jane Schofield Mary Jane Melrose A889678 and/or M339940 LCH Lucas/Cummins
Peggy Lucas George Melrose & Jane Schofield Mary Jane Melrose M224633 LCH Cummins/Miller
Chrissy Ellison George Melrose & Jane Schofield Mary Jane Melrose T038927 LCH Ellison/Cummins
Maria Brophy George Melrose & Jane Schofield Mary Jane Melrose A535558 Maria Milo
Shelly Brophy George Melrose & Jane Schofield Mary Jane Melrose M033616 Shelly Brophy
Anonymous Melrose George Melrose & Jane Schofield Ruth Melrose M842747 Karynne Melrose
Tim Carter George Melrose & Jane Schofield Elizabeth Melrose M470150 LCH Carter/Murray
Tom Melrose Thomas Graham Melrose Thomas Graham Melrose Z605992 Thomas Melrose
Percentages shared at 23andme
DNA Tester Tim Carter Peggy Lucas Anonymous Ledger Shelly Brophy
Tim Carter . 2.74% shared, 9 segments 0.64% shared, 3 segments 0.62% shared, 3 segments
Peggy Lucas 2.74% shared, 9 segments . 0.10% shared, 1 segment 2.06% shared, 7 segments
Anonymous Melrose 0.64% shared, 3 segments 0.10% shared, 1 segment . 0.13% shared, 1 segment
Shelly Brophy 0.62% shared, 3 segments 2.06% shared, 7 segments 0.13% shared, 1 segment .
Rhonda Lucas 1.61% shared, 6 segments 50.0% shared, 25 segments * Nil - 23andme 1.48% shared, 5 segments
  • Even though Anonymous Melrose and Rhonda Lucas did not match at 23andme they do match at Gedmatch by reducing the centiMorgans to 2.

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