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From: "Clive Henly" <>
Subject: Henly/Henley family DNA matching project
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 21:32:39 -0000
I have just set up a DNA-matching project for the Henly/Henley family
through the FamilyDNA website at http://www.familytreedna.com/. The idea is
for male members of the family to match their Y-chromosome DNA, which is
passed from father to son in the same way as their surname. Hence any male
Henl(e)y with a common ancestor will have matching Y-chromosome DNA there
may be slight deviations occurring every few hundred years, but these can be
allowed for statistically.
I would like to invite people from any strand of the Henl(e)y to join the
project, especially those who havent traced their family back to the UK.
There are Henl(e)y families with their roots in Wiltshire, Sussex, Kent,
Devon and London, and its quite possible that we share a common ancestor
back in the 13th or 14th century. I already am fairly sure that my
earliest-known ancestor, Thomas Henly (c.1520-1580) was closely related to a
family of Henlys in Berkshire, and possibly from there they go back to the
Henlys in Cranbrook Kent. As there is no extant documentation to help us,
DNA matching may be our only chance.
The test is very simple (a cheek swab), and for project participants the
cost is $99 for a 12-marker test, which is usually good enough to show two
people are related over a period of several hundred years. Weve just
purchased the URL www.henly.org.uk, so Im intending to set up a website to
track the progress of the project as more people join in.
Are you interested in taking part? It would be a good way of proving that
we are connected! Please let me know.
|Henly/Henley family DNA matching project by "Clive Henly" <>|