You are here because you are looking to find out about your lineage. My father started this process about six months before he passed away in 2004. Well four years later I have found myself drawn to my fathers quest. In thinking about it, I guess this is just one thing I can do to honor my father. Then I started to track back my mothers side to also honor her as well.
On the Crow side I found a cool site about the DNA project they have started. They have over 200 people in the project. After not being able to go back very far on the Carnley side I thought it was time for the Carnley’s to have their own DNA study, so I started it!
My father had sent me some emails with some charts. I was able to use them on ancestry.com and was able to track out four generations further than my father did. The one thing I was able to see, that it is very easy to add others to your “tree” that may really not belong. The only way you can know what line you are in is with DNA. This was the only way for me to know for sure if I was tracking back on the right path. The Carnley DNA Study is using the same lab as the Crow(e) DNA Study Project uses. They use the Family Tree DNA in Houston Texas familytreedna.com to do their DNA testing.
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. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.
Point of order: I have no ties to familytreedna.com and get no money or any type of kick backs for this.
Good luck in your quest of finding from whence you came.
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Dale C. Crow