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DNA Results Published

April 28, 2008

We’ll there in–the results from a DNA test on our line. The results are posted on the Wilkes FamilyTree DNA Project.   We were specifically testing for a match between W-20 and W-23.  You can see that the first 12 markers match.  Randal’s test is being upgraded to a 37 marker test.  I expect that I’ll upgrade as well to see if there are any mutations.  I’ve requested that the Haplo group be tested as well which will provide us with depth in the results.  

At this URL you can find wonderful information about our Wilks/Wilkes line.  The line is as follows:

John Sr. b. c1734
Unknown Son b. c1761?
Jesse b. c1780
Benjamin b 1810
Wm. Elkins b. 1845
Wm. Attless b. 1874
Wm. LeRoy Sr. b. 1898 (my Grandfather)

Of course, the published line continues back but John Wilks/Wilkes is the most current common ancestor for Randal and me.  Here’s Randal’s line as provided by Doris:

John Sr. b. c1734
John Jr. b. c1775
Philip b. 1805
Benjamin Carroll b. 1827
Wm. Wesley Whiteside b. 1884
Kirby Kimmel
Randal Bryan (Doris’ First Cousin)

Doris has published that Grandpa’s immigrant ancestor, Francis Wilks was born in 1699/0, “probably landed at the Port of Philadelphia, not a considerable distance from where he settled on a land patent in Bucks Co., PA.

Thanks to Doris for all the tremendous research she has done over the years.

Dad asked me to look for a social networking site, like GeneTree, where we could start to work together to to make some progress on our family information.  I signed up for GeneTree but don’t like it yet (still in beta).  I’ve also looked at Geni.com.  Anyone know of a site where we could work together on our Family History?

 

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