Two new websites for Leigh and Lee of the I1 haplogroup
Leigh and Lee are common names in the UK, but not all Leigh and Lee folks are related to each other. From the Y-DNA viewpoint, the haplogroup gives a broad picture of the origins of a Leigh or Lee line. The most common haplogroup for Leigh and Lee lines in the UK is the R haplogroup. In my case, my Leigh line in Wales is of the I haplogroup. Thus, when I spend time and resources in searching for my roots, I want to be sure the Leigh/Lee names I study are of haplogroup I. That is, I use Y-DNA testing to eliminate names that are obviously not related to me.
To help people with their research who have had their Y-DNA tested, I have created two websites.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ihaploleighleehttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/ihaploleighlee is for Leigh or Lee persons who have had their Y-DNA tested by FamilyTreeDNA and are of the I1 haplogroup.
http://ihaploleighlee.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-clearing-house.htmlhttp://ihaploleighlee.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-clearing-house.html is a clearing house of Leigh and Lee lines that have been identified as the I haplogroup.
The purpose of the Clearing House is to help researchers locate the contact person for particular surname lines. Entries in the Clearing House are of the earliest known ancestor of a person who had his Y-DNA tested and are of the form name-of-earliest-ancestor, birth year, death year. If a researcher sees an entry that might correlate with his or her ancestor, the researcher can use the information given for that person to locate the contact person for that line. Currently, the Clearing House has all of the Leigh and Lee persons from Clint Lee's group at Ancestry and all of the Leigh and Lee records from the ysearch database from FamilyTree DNA.