I'd be very interested in your Derby line as mine was in Vermont.Several of our testers are from the areas you mentioned.
It would be much easier for me to answer your questions if you don't mind emailing me directly at:email@example.com
I have an email list for the Derby DNA Project which is just a one-way email from me to the group.I only write to send important information such as the current sale for markers and the results of people testing or announcing new testers.You are most welcome to join us.
Have you seen the project?It is at www.familytreedna.com/public/Derby
As a man with the Derby name, you can of course test and join the project, but there are steps to getting you the lowest price possible...you have to join through a project.
Your test sample is saved for at least 25 yrs as things are constantly getting upgraded as this field of science is growing rapidly.When you get a match the company emails you that you have one and you get that person's name and email addr. so you can contact them and share lineages.
I'm sure I'm running out of space here. Please write me directly. Best wishes, Emily Admin of 11 DNA Projects Speaker and Regional Co-Ordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy