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    Hi, I just got here, over from 23andME. They gave me a R1b1b2a1a1d1 which shows 100% European clustered near the North Sea.

    I have traveled thousands of miles over the past 25 years searching court house archives, libraries and walking the woods searching old, almost forgotten cemeteries in search of family history. This includes several trips to the LDS facilities in Salt Lake City since our daughter lives there and we can bunk free.

    So far i'm back to the mid 1700s in Virginia to a Rev. War soldier. I've copied wills, marriage bonds, military records, photo'd cemetery headstones, etc. and have been at a stand still as to going back in time any further.

    We started this journey before the internet was available so a lot of time, expense, and travel has been done.

    I still exchange info and names at 23andME but so far had no luck.

    Anyway, hello and I hope this test results, when received, will and least get me back to a name and place in Europe.

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    Welcome.

    Although you do not have the marker results, you can search by your surname at http://www.ysearch.org/lastname_start.asp?uid=

    Also calling your attention to these surname locators:
    http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/default.aspx
    http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/

    Regards,
    Jim

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    • #3
      Interesting....I've been to ysearch from 23andMe and there are a lot more links now than when I was there last.

      I have no idea how long the results take once received.

      I corresponded with some and found they had merely copied some of my effort from my FTM page that included trees, photos, and wills I recorded years ago. None could offer any paper source....just placed my findings in their tree where they thought it should fit.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rufus View Post
        I corresponded with some and found they had merely copied some of my effort from my FTM page that included trees, photos, and wills I recorded years ago. None could offer any paper source....just placed my findings in their tree where they thought it should fit.
        That's the sort of thing that happens on Ancestry.com, and we get a whole bunch of people propagating myths as a consequence.

        As I'm sure you've already found, you need a healthy dose of skepticism when dealing with such genealogy sites.

        Good luck with your searching. I hope DNA helps you find that European connection.

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        • #5
          When two were so proud of what they created and copied me on emails to relatives proving what a great genealogist they were I took down my page and it's still not available to those that research rather than just collect names.

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