We have started our own Bailey Surname Project at the web site of DNA Heritage.The primary objective of our Surname Project is to determine the parentage of John Bailey (1788 – cir.1869) of Louisiana.
My g-g-g-grandfather John, according to census records, was born in South Carolina about 1788.He died in Louisiana between 1869 and 1872.He and several other members of his family are buried in the Bailey/Joiner Cemetery located on the grounds of Zemurry Gardens, near Hammond, Louisiana.A cousin and I have searched extensively to try to determine who John’s parents were, but we have hit a genealogical “brick wall.”
We have the results from our first DNA sample from a male descendant of John Bailey.Ideally, another Bailey cousin, also descended from John, would submit a sample, verifying our results.Eventually, we hope to match these to other samples, aiding us in our effort to break through our brick wall.
Only ‘junk DNA’ is used for genealogical testing.Such DNA is not medically informative and will not identify the sender as an individual.The sample is destroyed 6 months after testing.
You can find more information about genetic genealogy at DNA Heritage’s Tutorial and FAQ’s pages (http://www.dnaheritage.com/tutorial1.asp and http://www.dnaheritage.com/faqs.asphttp://www.dnaheritage.com/faqs.asp.
If you believe you are part of this family and would like to get involved in our surname project, please visit the DNA Heritage web site at www.dnaheritage.com, and you can contact us by searching for “Bailey” under the list of Surname Projects.Or, feel free to write me at email@example.com.