The Appleford yDNA project has been running now for less than six months and we have already had a startling success. We have been able to show that two Appleford families in different parts of the world are related when their family history research had been unable to show this was so. They can now pool their resources to trace their family trees further back in time.
There are Appleford families living in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and we are all working very hard trying to complete our family history without knowing if there are others doing the same to whom we are clearly related.
So far we have been able to identify two Appleford lines and we know that in the UK there were Appleford families living at various times in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Bristol, Berkshire, Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire as well as Worcestershire, Shropshire and Yorkshire. What is interesting is to find out to what extent if any that they are linked.
Family history Research has enabled us to find links for some of these families but there are lots of unanswered questions. I remember working with an Appleford distant cousin on our family tree and being very concerned that while we felt that circumstances pointed to a link between our families we could not be 100% certain. Sadly he recently died so the opportunity for us to use yDNA testing to conclusively prove the link has been lost to us.
If you have ever thought that yDNA testing might help your Appleford research then do please take this opportunity to participate with other Appleford males in helping us all to gain a true picture of the Appleford families across the world and their links.
The test is painless simple and good fun and the results will add a new dimension to your research. You will also find out which of those lovely Appleford people out there are related to you and you did not know it.
To participate you must be male with the Appleford surname which must also have been you father's surname.
Use this link to find out more and how you can participate.