Castor Association of America DNA Project
 
Haplogroups R
 
Locations: Germany, Maryland, Ohio, Orkney Islands, Saratov, Switzerland
Surnames: Caster Castor Cursiter Custer Gerster Kester Koester
 
      Each ancestor listed, is the oldest known ancestor of the person who took the test. Some of the oldest ancestor's may or may not be the correct ancestor. Without more test results it is too soon to know who the common ancestor is. As soon as there are enough results to make a determination of who the possible common ancestor is, it will be shared.
Are we Related?       Project Update
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Markers tested by:    R=Relative Genetics        F=Family Tree DNA        B=Relative Genetics and Family Tree DNA
  B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B F F F F F B B R R R R R R R R R R R

Signatures in Haplogroup R

Robert Cursiter 1754 Scotland
RC01 13 23 14 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 29 17  9  9 11 11 25 15 20 29 12 11 19 23 16 15 18 17 36 36 12 12                                 
 
Daniel Harvey Caster 1838-1908
DHC01 13 23 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 12 13 28 17  9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 11 11 19 23 16                10 12 12 13 13 12 30 12 11 23 23 10 13
 
Christopher Koester 1834-1907
CK01 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 29 17 7 10 11 11 25 15 19 31                                                                     
 
Unknown Ancestor
WHCA01 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17  9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 11 11 19 23 17 14 18 19 36 38 12 12                                 
 
William L. Castor 1814-1893
WL01 13 24 15 11 11 15 12 12 11 12 13 28                                                                           
 
Unknown Ancestor
RiK01 13 24 14 12 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 17  9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 11 11 19 23 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12                                 
 
James William Custer 1890-1779
WCust01 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 29 17  9 10 10 11 25 14 18 29 11 10 19 23 15 15 18 18 40 40 12 12 13 13 12 15 30 12 11 24 23 10 14
        WCust.0.01.01.01 James William Custer 1890-1779 (Adopted Stepson of WCust.0 William Custer of Maryland) (see Haplogroup I2b1 PK.0 Paulus Kuster 1644-b1706)
 
John George Kester //-1790
JGKes01 14 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 14 13 15 29                   10 11 19 23 17 15 17 17 37 37 13 12                                 
 
Heini Gerster 1688-// Switzerland
HG01 13 24 15 10 11 15 12 13 11 12 13 28 18  9 10 11 11 25 15 17 29 11 10 19 23 16 15 19 17 37 38 12 12                                 
HG03 13 24 15 10 11 15 12 13 11 12 13 28 18  9 10 11 11 25 15 17 29 11 10 19 23 16 15 19 17 37 38 12 12                                 
         HG.0 sons       HG01 Heinrich Gaster 1727 R1b1b2       HG03 Jacob Caster 1730-1809 R1B1c
 
Levi Castor 1818-// Father is John Caster of North Carolina
LvCa01 13 23 14 11 11 15 12 13 12 14 13 30 17  9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30                                                                     
 
Abraham Custer 1764-1834
RSC 13 25 14 10 11 14 12 12 13 12 14 28 16  9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 10 11 19 23 16 15 16 17 38 40 12 12 12                              
 
 
 

 
The results are from DNA tests completed at Relative Genetics and FTDNA (Family Tree DNA).
    A Signature is assigned to the oldest known ancestor when there are less than 4 mutations.
 
  Relative Genetics-Ancestry Marker Value Changes
  DYS441       27 March 2007 = 13  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 14
  DYS442       27 March 2007 = 12  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 17
  DYS452       27 March 2007 = 11  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 30
  DYS463       27 March 2007 = 22  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 24
  GATA-A10  27 March 2007 = 14  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 16
  GATA-H4    27 March 2007 = 11  RG changed it 23 August 2007 to 21

  FTDNA Conversions (RG values as of 23 August 2007)
  RG  DYS441       RG = 14   FTDNA 14 -   1 = 13
  RG  DYS442       RG = 17   FTDNA 17 -   5 = 12
  RG  GATA-A10  RG = 16   FTDNA 16 -   2 = 14
  RG  GATA-H4    RG = 21   FTDNA 21 - 11 = 10
 

Page Last Updated: 2 April 2009