Is there anyone on the list interested in forming a WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY Surname DNA Group?Since my first message, three have shown an interest.A minimal of six is needed to start a group.
The WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY-lines Surname DNA Project would be another tool to help assist genealogical researchers find people with this surname who share a common ancestor, as well as identifying the different lines and possible points of origin for them. It attempts to connect lineages where traditional research is lacking or has failed. If you are a male with the WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY surname, you are invited to join. If you are a female and want to include your WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY-line in the project, contact a male relative with the WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY surname and invite him to join our group.
You can use DNA analysis to:
1.Substantiate your family research.
2.Further your research efforts.
3.Give you direction in your research.
4.Prove and disprove research you have completed.
5.Prove or disprove family lore.This single feature in family research makes the investment in DNA testing more than worth the cost. It can prove or disprove historical documentation written by well known and thought-out researchers, published over many years and handed down from generation to generation.Unfortunately, these historical records have a life of their own and give many families today an untrue view of their family history. I predict DNA analysis will disprove many historically documented details of WIMBERLY/WIMBERLEY-lines throughout the world.
DNA analysis is an invaluable research tool, which will improve with age.By no means does it supplant traditional genealogy research, but it does supplement and give an added tool in genealogical research.
Effects not often discussed are:
1.It forces you to do in-depth research of your family's roots, to share your findings with other family researchers and encourage their participation.
2.It gives you a greater explanation of your family's history and its migration patterns in the United States of America and throughout the world.
3.It brings excitement into your research, causes families to come together and gives your research a sense of worth.
4.It can find previously unknown and new relatives.
5.It permits you to leave a legacy to your descendants of familial ties with pride.
6.It will continue to notify you of DNA Print matches as long as you keep the email address on your personal page in Family Tree DNA current.
For anyone interested in becoming a participant in starting a DNA group or who would like additional information, please contact me at the following email address.Also, if there is anyone interested in being the project's administrator, please step forward.
H. Ben Cooper Bella Vista, Arkansas firstname.lastname@example.org