Hi, I hope you will take the time to look over the Finley/Findley website: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/findley
and the Fields website: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/fields
. You can post your pedigree on both project pedigree forums.
Navigate to all the pages of the website by using the menu bar across the top of the project page. You will want to look at the Patriarch Page and the Results Page to see if you see an ancestor of interest to you.
A male can represent himself and his surname family by taking a yDNA test, while a female will need to arrange for a male relative to represent her and her family.
· Y-DNA is passed down from father to son, so a male will have the same yDNA as his father, who got it from his father…all the way back.
· Only males can take the yDNA test, as a female does not carry yDNA, but she can post a pedigree and arrange to have a male family member represent her family line
· A male who is interested in a family line which comes down to him through a female ancestor will also need to find a male to test who is descended, through males, from a common male ancestor in the surname line of interest. He would use the same method to find the male to test to represent his family line.
o Did your female ancestor have a brother? Did he have sons? Did they have sons?
o If not, did your female ancestor’s father have a brother? Did he have sons? Did they have sons? ….
o If not, did your female ancestor’s grandfather have a brother? Did he have sons? Did they have sons? Did they have sons?…
Persons testing at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) should test through a project, as ordering through the project automatically makes you a member of the project and the test cost is lower. [Help in choosing the right test: http://worldfamilies.net/choosetest
To order a test through the Findley project now, click here: http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=findley
To order a test through the Fields project now, click here: http://www.familytreedna.com/DNAList.asp?Group=fields
Hope that helps.