I would like to make contact with any ASWELL male who descends from the mysteriously appearing Solomon and/or Hiram Aswell who begin to leave family name records in the late 1790 to early 1800 time period.
There seems to be a common tale in both the ASWELL and ASBELL family lore about two brothers who changed their name from Asbell to Aswell and went their own way - perhaps a rift in family relationships?
At any rate, as co-administrator of the Asbill/Asbell Y-DNA project at Family Tree DNA for the past 18 months I believe our project has matured enough to provide a relevant comparison of Y-DNA between these two similar family surnames.Dates, locations, naming patterns, etc indicate there "may" be a connection to be discovered.At present we have six distinctly different Asbill/Asbell family lines to test against and we would welcome participation from any eligible Aswell surnamed male who has a well developed family paper trail.
I will be glad to discuss this detail this proposal either on Forum or privately with any interested person.
My e-mail address is :firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that my participation in the DNA testing program is completely on a volunteer basis and does involve a significant amount of time to administer and coordinate.I gladly do this as I feel DNA testing is a most powerful tool when used in conjunction with documented genealogical research.
In anticipation of hearing from several interested researchers?