Please join the new Redd Family History Y-DNA Project, which has been set up to trace different Redd families back through their immigrant ancestors to the British Isles or Europe or wherever the trail may lead, and to prove or disprove relationships between these different Redd families.
The Y-DNA testkit for Redd-surname males -- swabbing the inside of the cheek -- is easy and quick -- three swabs at 60 seconds each -- no blood involved -- no medical information developed or recorded -- comes in the mail to your home -- uses the leading testing company with the largest databank. Female Redd descendants and male Redd descendants not having the Redd surname can readily participate and advance the study by encouraging their Redd-surname brothers, cousins or other relatives to submit a test representing their common Redd line.
So far two different Redd DNA profiles have already been established.One goes back to WILLIAM REDD of Nansemond Co., VA, who was born in the early 1700's, and his wife Rachel.The other goes back to NATHANIEL REDD, who was born 1749 in PA or VA, lived in Frederick Co. VA during 1771-3, served in the Washington Co. Militia in PA during the Revolutionary War, settled in that county, and died there in 1824.Nathaniel and his wife Barbara Zook left numerous sons, daughters, grand-children, great-grandchildren, and so on.
A new Redd tester can immediately find out whether he matches one of these two important Redd lines.Or he can establish his own unique Y-DNA profile representing his Redd family line in our Redd family history investigation looking for future Redd testers in America and Europe.
You may be able to jump over your brick wall by matching up with a Redd tester whose family line is already well researched.
If you would like more information on how to represent your Redd family line in this fascinating all-volunteer project, please email me at
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or our volunteer Redd group administrator Mason Redd at
See our website at www.familytreedna.com/public/reddfamilyhistoryydnaproject
Most of all, it's fascinating and incredibly good fun.It's Cold Case Files science applied to Redd family history tracing.It's like aiming back through your DNA to score a bull's-eye on your Redd ancestors' markers 200-400-600 years ago.