The Astle Y DNA Study has been launched through Family Tree DNA https://www.familytreedna.com/. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Under About The Family Tree DNA Database, click on Surname Projects where you will find us under A.
We want to discover if/ how we might be related to other Astle families of various spellings. In particular we hope to learn if the two James Astles who landed at New Carlisle, Quebec in 1784 with a group of United Empire Loyalists were related. We have started by testing a descendant of the younger James Astles, a discharged British soldier, who settled in New Carlisle and with his wife Sarah Flowers produced 10 children whose descendants are now widely scattered. We invite participation from descendants of the elder James Astles who arrived in New Carlisle in 1784.