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From: Earlene Alexander <>
Subject: [HAM] Re: Hamilton DNA Project
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:26:34 -0700
My husband's Grandmother was Lucy Catherine Hamilton, daughter of
Charles Henry Hamilton, b 1836 IN & Rachel Adeline Drake, b 1839 KY. We
are always looking for ancestors or descendants.
About the DNA:
My maiden name was BROWN, so you can not imagine the brick walls my
brother & I have banged in to. Most of the DNA projects just started
within the past year or two, but we decided we should get in on the
ground floor & move a brick or two with a little luck. In Oct, 02 my
brother joined the "Y-DNA", BROWN Surname DNA Project thru
(FamilyTree.com) with a website administered by "questgenealogy.com".
We were encouraged to post a descendants report starting with our
oldest known Brown and this was made available to anyone on the www.
Some people posted just names & very little information. We are among
the ones who posted every thing we knew. Though he hasn't had an exact
Y-DNA match, yet, we had a descendant of the "half brother" of our
GrGrandfather find us. We didn't know the GrGrandfather's Mother's name
or have any info about her. They knew and shared it all. Now we know
her name & four more generations before her!
I had my "mtDNA" (female dna from mother to daughter) test done in Dec
by FamilyTree.com. Two weeks ago my results came in and I was notified
of five exact matches!
The Surname projects should consider adding a place to post "mtDNA"
findings. (Right now we are kind of snubbed.)
We are extremely happy that we have both gone to the next step to find
our ancestors. I only wish more sites would do like our Brown Surname
DNA Project does, they post the Y-DNA results so others who have had
their DNA test done by other projects can check to see if there is a
match. It makes no sense at all to be tested, not sign a release to
share information, and not have anyone ever find you! There are some
sites that the only way you can see any results is to be one of the
testers or join their society ($). Rootsweb is doing such a great job
of keeping information free that I'm hoping the will put up a DNA site
for "Y-DNA" and "mtDNA". My brother & I would certainly post ours!
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