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 on: June 27, 2017, 01:44:03 PM 
Started by Bruce Giles - Last post by Cathyw16
Jeremiah Giles b.c.1760 d. 1835                               m. 1784 Mary Mollie Dills(1768-1818
      Thomas Robert Giles b.c.1797  dc.1848                m. 1820 Nancy Ann Lee (1800-1838)
           James Madison Giles Sr b. 1827 d. 1903          m.1847 Henrietta Ann Davis(1829-1915
              Thomas Edison Giles b. 1849 d. 1907            m. 1870 Sarah Caroline Kirkland (1854-1931)
                 Elvin Giles b.1886 d.1975                        m.1908 Flora Mae Millsaps (1893-1974)             

 on: June 27, 2017, 04:04:08 AM 
Started by laila - Last post by Beatricetoi
I do think it is complicated.

 on: June 26, 2017, 02:48:44 AM 
Started by web master - Last post by Zoiya Holland -Tate
William Holland b. ?  d.? Alexandria, VA
      William James Holland b. 1843, Virginia  d. unknown (bet 1881-1884)
              Louis James Holland b, 1875 Alexandria, VA  d. 1951, Chicago IL
                    Ira Howard Holland b. Chicago IL   d. 1980 Jacksonville FL

 on: June 24, 2017, 09:50:25 AM 
Started by Robert Kelly Dazet - Last post by Johann Dietrich
Hi Connie,

Did you mean that there is no match in this surname project yet? I understand that patience is a requirement for DNA testing, especially Y-DNA. No way of knowing whether someone with the right DNA will test. It doesn't help that DNA testing in Germany is not common, I understand because of privacy concerns.

Have you had any luck with traditional paper research on your family?  Of course we have to keep in mind that our ancestors often changed the spelling of the family surname when they arrive in North America, so when researching we have try many spelling variations.  I've found that Dieterich and Dietrich are the most common spellings in Germany. I believe there should be some good resources for Braunschweig.  I seem to have have the best luck using, but have found some ancestors using

I have found some good resources by joining email listservers for specific regions in Germany.  Of course speaking and writing German is helpful.

How many markers did you test for and have you tried any of SNP packs?  Also, the Germany Project is quite active and there are quite a few knowledgeable members that might help.

So far I've actually had better luck using my atDNA tests (FF and Ancestry DNA) using triangulation.  Family Tree DNA has a lot good tools for FF.  And of course you can use a third party utility like QEDmatch. 

Another good resource is  There are a lot Dietrichs there.

 on: June 23, 2017, 12:46:54 PM 
Started by ellsworthadmin - Last post by Tad Ellsworth

Project: Ellsworth
Kit #: B113366
My Name: Tad Ellsworth
My Email:

Earliest Known Ancestor:

William Furman Ellsworth, B. 1835 (Pennsylvania) D. 1919, m. Emily Carriel B. 1841 D. 1909

Elmer Edmond Ellsworth, B. 1865 (Michigan) D. 1951, m. Mary Anna Kilbourne B. 1862 D. 1942

Archie Robert Ellsworth, B. 1900 (Pennsylvania) D. 1988, m. Mildred Grace Sheppard, B. 1904 D. 1985

Joseph Lee Ellsworth, B. 1940 (Shreve, Wayne, Ohio) D. 2000, m. Living

Tad Christopher Ellsworth, B. 1973 (Canton, Stark, Ohio)

 on: June 23, 2017, 11:48:48 AM 
Started by DavidCar - Last post by Paul Gifford
I've become the administrator and hope to see a little more activity.

Yes, it looks like a "non-paternal event" somewhere in what is now the "Lineage II" Crandalls.  Hopefully the people who have taken tests but did not provide their ancestral line will do so, as that will help us figure this out.

 on: June 23, 2017, 12:19:19 AM 
Started by Arthur C. Barker - Last post by Arthur C. Barker
Family Tree DNA has released two new SNP Packs at the usual introductory price of $99.00.  They are:


We have no current Members in the Project who are in yDNA Haplogroup J1 and therefore these new SNP Packs have no relevance to anyone.

There are now a total of 97 SNP Packs currently available at Family Tree DNA.

 on: June 18, 2017, 11:46:38 PM 
Started by Mel Quinn - Last post by Mel Quinn
Decided to do a DNA test from 23 and me. Can I use the results from the test on this website? Doing the all inclusive test.

 on: June 18, 2017, 05:44:35 PM 
Started by Robert Kelly Dazet - Last post by ConnieB
I check in but no one ever is close to my Diederich line, which is still not in the surname list for 2 years now. The last city listed on the ship was Braunschweig but Leipsig is part of family oral history. Having the most common haplogroup in western Europe is not helpful either. I have birthdates for the 4 who got on the ship  as possible maiden names for 2 generations even but no records before that date in 1885.

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