Ok it is that time of year again to announce the Lock / Locke DNA project which is open to all Lock(e)'s world wide. We now have 50 participants from the USA and England represented in the project.
But there are a ton of lineages not represented in the DNA project! This project hopes to better define exactly how many unrelated Lock(e) lineages there are in the world, and to see which lineages are DNA related to each other.
Using the knowledge of who is a DNA match to each other, will help us who are doing the paper trail research, to focus on certain lineages to trace the paper trial on.
We still lack Lock(e)'s from Canada and Australia and Germany and else where. You are just as important for this project, so make 2008 your year to join this project!
At last count, there are at least 30 unrelated blood lines in the world and counting, so no, we aren't all related! You don't have to be a family tree researcher, or a DNA expert to get involved! In fact, the majority aren't doing much research on their family trees, they leave that to us who are doing the research, but their DNA has helped us a great deal.
The paper records are always first and foremost, but with the use of DNA testing, we can see other family connections to branches that we never amagined were related. It works and it works well! It is a tool to aid in the paper trail research, nothing more, but it has already shown us DNA matches between branches that we had no clue were related.
It is fun and interesting all at the same time. We need a lot more men from all walks of life to get involved in this project. England, Canada, Australia, USA, Germany, Russia, and else where. And including the Gypsy Lock(e)'s! You know who you are!
The only exception are the Chinese American Lock(e)'s, this project wouldn't benefit you because you all came to America and took on the Lock(e) surname. So you will never DNA match the European lineages unless your direct ancestor was a European male descendant.
And yes, we have a couple of African American Lock(e)'s or a mix AA/European. You too are welcome in to the project.
We have 2 of the 3 Native American Lock(e) family's represented in the project. The Creek Lock''s of Florida, the Choctaw of Oklahoma are in the project. The only one missing now is the Lakota Locke's.
They are still of European male descent, though they are a high enough percentage to become tribal members of their Tribes. There is to my knowledge, no full blood Native American Lock(e)'s in the USA. They are mix European forefather and Native American mothers.
A good many American's have to a small degree, some Native American in us. I myself have a little bit of Cherokee in me from my grand fathers grand mothers grand parents, the Payne's of Alabama. But because us Lock(e)'s in the USA are not full blood Native American, we won't show our Native American DNA on the male side, that may show up on the female side of the DNA, maybe, maybe not.
If you are a Roma / Romany / Romani / Romnchel or Gypsy / Traveler Lock(e) from the UK, I am very interested in getting you all more involved. One of your cousins has already tested.