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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists. These tests help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father) in a quick and easy way. It saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.

John Skaife (1793-1857) is my 3X-great-grand father.  He was baptized in 1793 at Pateley Bridge Parish, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England.  He married Nancy Grange in 1815.  They and their children arrived in the Port of New York on 31 Aug 1840 from whence they traveled to Dubuque, Iowa, to continue his vocation of lead mining.  He died in 1857 and is buried in Rockdale Cemetery, 1500 Old Mill Rd., Table Mound Twp., Dubuque Co., Iowa.

This Scaife/Skaife Family Project is started to:

1. Help researchers on common or related families work together to find their common heritage  (See the Patriarch Page)

2. Identify the DNA of the ancestor families and compile them and their lost branches into distinct genetic lineages through DNA matches

If you are a Scaife/Skaife male we encourage your participation by submitting your pedigree and ordering a test.  Let's help each other research this interesting family!



Click here to order a DNA test now

For basic information, visit World Families Network and check out the "Getting Started" block

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