Tuesday, June 1, 2010

No Takers

Having wasted several posts to this blog on the Family Finder Test and finding no evidence of
interest, I assume that everyone who reads this blog already knows everything they want to know about their own families. If so, they are much more fortunate than I, because I know full well who my great great grandfather was based on his answers to census reports and a record of his marriage in January 1815 and records as to the birth of his first two sons, one in December 1815 and one in 1818 and the birth and death dates of his other sons.

Still, we do not have a clue as to the identity of his father or mother. To get that information is the reason I took the FTDNA Y-DNA test to 67 markers, and the deep subclade test to R1b1b2a1b5 and continue to flog this blog. I am as completely in the dark as to my earliest known ancestor's father's name as I was before loading all that treasure on DNA labs. I belong to way too many FTDNA Surname Groups just to be able to find all of my matches since only one is in the McCown Surname Group and he is a known cousin.

I think it might be just as productive to fill my mouth with rocks and shout at the ocean or just wait until one of you readers enlighten me as to the identity of my earliest known ancestor's father. Please start now.

2 comments:

pgurry said...

Bill, I'm afraid that it's the same with me. I haven't been able to get any further back than my earliest known ancestor.

Bob said...
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