DNA Results

Finally I did my DNA through Ancestry…..no surprise as to where my ancestors originated.  The largest part was Western Europe, next was the British Isles.  Sixty percent total for both. 

The Northeast Ancestors came from England Scotland and Wales into Mass Bay Colony from the 1630’s to 1650.  The Pendleton/Pembleton’s, Huntley’s, Lawrence’s, Bennetts, Brown’s, Avery’s, Goodenow’s etc.  Both maternal and paternal.  These families migrated to Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York State and eventually by 1810 some settled in Ontario, Canada.  

 The most pleasant surprise was about my ancestors  from Western Europe who came to Niew Amsterdam, then settled up the Hudson River Valley.  Although through my research I already knew this, to actually see this because of the DNA was certainly a pleasant surprise.  Three of the main families were the LeMaitre/Delamater/Delamarter, the Coevert/Covert my Huguenots and my Folmsbee families, from the Netherlands, all of  which I have found in those massive Reformed Dutch Church records up and down the Hudson River Valley.

The most disappointing part of the DNA is the people from 1st through 4th & 5th possible connections who do not have trees or they have private trees.  And of course the error’s from ancestry.  For instance I have a 3rd cousin, who I have been in close contact with for years,  had her DNA done through ancestry, she comes up as a 5th-8th cousin, when I pulled her tree up beside mine we are listed as 3rd cousins.   I am not sure what this discrepancy is with ancestry.  Then there are trees that come up with names and families I have never heard of (5th and beyond), that do not come close to anyone in either their tree or mine????  At that point, to me anyway, it does not matter  or should it?

Ancestry does have a DNA Circle of Families, which I have found to be exciting and unexpected.  Most of these people who belong to the Circle so I have discovered, that  we have communicated with each other through the years and have helped each other with our researches.   DNA has certainly been a most interesting story, I am glad that I have shared mine with others.  


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kendra
    Apr 15, 2018 @ 11:33:34

    Remember non-parental events can mean someone with a name you don’t recognize is related by blood even if the name doesn’t seem to match. Adoptees weren’t always told they were adopted. And some children were raised by a father who didn’t know he didn’t sire the child. And in one case I know the young woman married again when her son was an infant and didn’t have the child legally adopted by the step-father but used his last name until he signed up for something that required a birth certificate.
    Not saying this is why there doesn’t seem to be a match, only that this is one possibility.


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