I’ve just started a new thread “Bearse-Hyanno DNA Project proposal”on the Bearse Family Genealogy Forum proposing wedo a pair of DNA projects to help resolve the Bearse-Hyanno controversy.
I’ll update that thread if I get any interest, and we’ll post our results there.
I haven't seen anything else online about previous studies being undertaken. But you were totally right, and ahead of your time!
- Margaret Press
(My line: Austin Bearse 1, Priscilla Bearse 2, Martha Hall 3, Robert Paddock Jr 4, Martha Paddock 5, Asa Cheadle Jr 6, Martin Hersey Cheadle 7, Henry Clay Cheadle 8, Henry Wakefield Cheadle 9, Margaret E Cheadle 10 (my grandmother).)