I am so sorry that I was unable to answer you before.I was in the middle of trying to get SEVERAL computer problems answered!Then I was also trying to get ready for a trip to PA.I got home Sept. 10th and now I have a whopper of a cold. Ugh!
In Bucks Co., PA LindaStokesbury Brennan and I found that Robert Stutchbury owned property.Also William Stookesberry was arrested!We could not find any additional details on the arrest, but he was brought in by the Sheriff!We were trying to find the relationship between Robert (the Southern Branch) and William (the mid-west Branch) and did not have any luck.
It is important to get the DNA testing done to find out how Robert and William are related.AND, there is a big sale on the prices!Please, please get a direct male to sign up before the prices go back to the higher prices! Because the Y chromosome is passed from father to son with only small changes from generation to generation, it is very valuable for studying surname lines. Two men who share a common male line ancestor in recent times will have similar Y chromosome test results if they are tested, and the degree of difference between them will give us some idea as to how many generations ago their most recent common male line ancestor lived. For this reason, surname projects rely on Y chromosome DNA testing of males with the surname or who can trace their all male line back to a man with that surname. The latter situation can occur in situations such as adoptions.
For a few more days, until September 30, 2008, Family Tree DNA is offering a substantial reduction in testing prices for the Stokesbury DNA project. If you are interested in participating in the Stokesbury (and all variant spellings), here's how to begin (remember, only male direct descendants with the family last name are eligible to participate):
2. Scroll down and fill out the form; then choose the "Credit Card" method of payment; fill in the details required.
3.Under "Type of Test," choose the test you want: for our study we are doing the Y-DNA (male) test. The special that we are recommendingis:
Y-DNA-37 --REDUCED to $119 (normally $189)
That's all there is to it. When you receive the kit, there will be complete instructions on how to take the test and return it to the lab (it’s a simple cheek swab). Just swab your cheek one day, and again the next day. It takes 4-6 weeks for the testing to be completed after you have returned the kit to the lab.
Once we get the test results, we can begin to compare numbers and predict relationships, and timeframes for common ancestors. As project administrator, Linda Stokesbury Brennen will guide you every step of the way through the results and interpretations.
Finally, would you help Linda keep accurate records of the participants? Would you list your direct descendancy back to the earliest relative for me? (you, your father, your grandfather, your gg grandfather and so on...)
Let Linda know if she can answer any questions that might come up.You can reach her at: Linda Stokesbury Brennan, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lansing, MI & Natchitoches, LA Stokesbury DNA Project Administrator