Henry Ogden b abt 1745; MD > VA abt 1790: DNA Testing?
I am still very interested in tracing this Henry who is the patriarch of my Ogden branch.His ancestry has proven to be very elusive, with no new leads since the ones I posted here January 27, 2001 (you can search to find it).After doing a little reading on the use of DNA testing in genealogy, the thought struck me that maybe we could use science to help us out!
Thus, I would be interested in starting a thread here of other males with the surname Ogden who believe they can trace their roots to this Henry Ogden.If you fit this description, would you please post a reply here, along with any thoughts you have on pursuing this?If we could find enough males, we might be able to test proof-positive that we all indeed descend from the same Henry.Further, if we found some others who link to the Baltimore and/or NJ area Ogdens we might be able to find a common thread and/or rule out some possibilities.
As a disclaimer, thought I should add the following:I have NO commercial interest whatsoever in this type of testing.Having said that, I’ve pasted a few links below that you can follow to find out some more background info on DNA testing for genealogy (in general) and on the Ogden Surname Project (in particular).
Some general info and FAQs at:http://www.ftdna.com/faq.htmlhttp://www.ftdna.com/faq.html
Specific info on the Ogden Surname Project at:http://www.ftdna.com/surname_join.aspx?code=P16642&special=truehttp://www.ftdna.com/surname_join.aspx?code=P16642&special=true
The following is excerpted from their website:A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test.