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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by N21163 View Post
    Glad to hear things are moving along for ya Stevo. Hope you get the answers you're after!

    Cheers

    Arran
    Thanks! I just want the truth, but I must admit I'm hoping he and I match. It sure would be nice.

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  • N21163
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    Originally posted by Stevo View Post
    FTDNA got the kit yesterday. Now we wait.
    Glad to hear things are moving along for ya Stevo. Hope you get the answers you're after!

    Cheers

    Arran

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by Stevo View Post
    I know I have probably bored everyone to tears with my updates, but here is one more: Mr. Stephens got the kit, did the test, and mailed it back to FTDNA today. Now we wait.
    FTDNA got the kit yesterday. Now we wait.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by Stevo View Post
    Interestingly, I picked up an exact 12-marker match yesterday with a man with my surname. I still get excited about exact 12-marker matches when the surname is the same as mine. I emailed the woman in charge of the man's kit. Hopefully, she'll respond, but she hasn't yet, nor has she joined the man's kit to the Stephens/Stevens Y-DNA Project.

    I don't know anything about this match yet except his name.
    Hey! I just heard from the woman who manages my new match's kit. He has a 67-marker test on order. Those 12 markers are just the first installment. I hope the match holds up.

    She does not know much about his ancestry yet, but she is in touch with someone who does and will fill me in when she gets more information.

    Fun stuff!

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  • Stevo
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    Interestingly, I picked up an exact 12-marker match yesterday with a man with my surname. I still get excited about exact 12-marker matches when the surname is the same as mine. I emailed the woman in charge of the man's kit. Hopefully, she'll respond, but she hasn't yet, nor has she joined the man's kit to the Stephens/Stevens Y-DNA Project.

    I don't know anything about this match yet except his name.

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  • Stevo
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    I know I have probably bored everyone to tears with my updates, but here is one more: Mr. Stephens got the kit, did the test, and mailed it back to FTDNA today. Now we wait.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by Earl Davis View Post
    Good luck Stevo.

    Earl.
    Thanks!

    I just want to know the truth, but it sure would be nice if the truth got a little easier!

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  • Earl Davis
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    Good luck Stevo.

    Earl.

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  • Stevo
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    I managed to get a descendant of Evan Stephens to agree to test. A y-dna kit is on its way to him.

    I hope we match, but, either way, once the results come in, I'll know more than I know now.

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  • Stevo
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    Good News for Me!

    I heard from two Stephens descendants of Evan Stephens this morning. Hooray! One of them is female, but she has four brothers. Evan is their fifth great grandfather. The other descendant I heard from is male. I would like to get one from each group to test, if they're willing. We'll see!

    Like I said before, if they agree to test, I'll start with 12 markers. If we get an exact match, I'll recruit my circle of closest Stevens/Stephens matches, and we'll upgrade them straight to 111 markers.

    Prayers are appreciated.

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  • Stevo
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    Since my recent 107/111 match has a y-dna mdka born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, not far east of where my own y-dna mdka was born (in Wheeling, West Virginia), I have been looking into records in that county at Ancestry.com. I found that apparently a number of Welsh Stevens/Stephens settled in Fayette County, PA, and some of them were the sons of a Welsh immigrant, Evan ap Stephen, aka Evan Stephens, from Llanbister in Radnorshire.

    I have tried to get hold of a couple of his living descendants via Ancestry, offering them free y-dna tests through FTDNA, but neither of them has responded.

    Sigh . . .

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by Stevo View Post
    I think I will continue to blab on about my surname matches and my hopes for breaking through my current brick wall.

    Here is a Google map of my surname matches, including an entry for my own y-dna mdka. It doesn't reveal any info that isn't publicly available in FTDNA projects or Ysearch.

    http://goo.gl/maps/BgfGC

    I would not have known any of these people were my relatives had it not been for FTDNA and y-dna testing.
    After I made that post, I noticed that I had already posted a link to that map earlier in this thread.

    Anyway, I updated the map since that earlier post, so it didn't hurt to post a link to it a second time.

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  • Stevo
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    I think I will continue to blab on about my surname matches and my hopes for breaking through my current brick wall.

    Here is a Google map of my surname matches, including an entry for my own y-dna mdka. It doesn't reveal any info that isn't publicly available in FTDNA projects or Ysearch.

    http://goo.gl/maps/BgfGC

    I would not have known any of these people were my relatives had it not been for FTDNA and y-dna testing.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by 1798 View Post
    You both need to take the Big-Y test to determine how close you are in Y SNPs.
    As soon as FTDNA lowers the price of the Big Y to something he and I can afford without our wives murdering us while we sleep, I'm sure we'll do that.

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  • 1798
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    Originally posted by Stevo View Post
    Kit 326490's 111-marker upgrade is now complete. He and I are now a 107/111 match (four away at 111 markers), which makes me one of his two closest matches (both 107/111) and him one of my two closest matches (both also 107/111). We are also the two closest matches for our mutual other 107/111 match, who has the surname Stephens.

    Very cool!

    Now the slogging along the paper trail resumes.
    You both need to take the Big-Y test to determine how close you are in Y SNPs.

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