Has anyone done any dna testing on the line of immigrant James McReynolds (1719 Ireland -- 1807 VA) ?
If not, to do the dna test right, we need a 37 marker y-dna test done through Family Tree DNA (biggest databank) and its McReynolds family surname group (to get the group discount price).It would test back along the direct paternal line from father to his father to his father, etc., through James McReynolds and back many hundreds of years ago.It's the kind of test where you just swab the inside of your cheek.
We need a test subject who is (1) a male (2) having the McReynolds surname and (3) descended from James McReynolds.
It could help confirm the research tracing his line back back across the pond, and may come up with matches producing new info about common ancestors with other lines.Since his line is pretty well researched back to a fairly early date, it might produce more usable information than for lines that are not researched so far back.
It could also determine which of the McReynolds lines are related, and which aren't.
Also, another $15 could run the results through the Genographic project of National Geographic and Family Tree DNA and get some fascinating information on deep ancestral origins.
I'd be happy to share in the costs, and probably others would as well.