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Long Family DNA

dclong
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Long Family DNA

Post 25 February 2009, 00:08

I live in Middletown, NJ USA
I joined the www.familytreedna.com project for the surname Long.
After 3 years I got a match. I match a Fred Long in West Virginia, USA.
After years of believing that my Long family was from England, I got info from Fred that his family stories indicate that we are of French heritage and possibly came to the US with the Huguenots.
Just wondering if anyone would be interested in joining the DNA project.

karennagle
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Re: Long Family DNA

Post 26 February 2009, 09:42

Hi THere,

I have heard something about this a couple of years ago, while researching my Dad's maternal side of the family (Maisey). But, I never did learn too much about it. Can you share some information about it, (eg. what is it and how is the test performed? What information can be learned from it and how is this information derived? etc.) I would be interested to know more about it.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Karen Nagle

dclong
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Re: Long Family DNA

Post 26 February 2009, 15:40

Basically it's just a mouth swab that you send in.
Go to www.familytreedna.com for all the info.

padraig
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Hi to all,
Just joined this goup.
I have had my Y-DNA (father to son) and mtDNA (mother to daughter) done, initially through the Genographic project then through FTDNA.
The latest haplogroup classification makes me a G2a3b or G2-P303.
What does this mean?
The G2-P303 haplogroup is thought to have entered Western Europe either through the Alans invasion and or in the later part of the Roman Empire when "foreign Legionnaires" were used such as the Sarmatians.
The frequency of this haplogroup in Europe is relatively low (

dclong
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There's an explaination of the haplogroup classification on the FTDNA website. As far as I'm concerned it really didn't mean much to me. I joined just looking for DNA matches to try and see if there were any more Longs out there that we never knew about.
Took 3 years but I finally found a match, That made it all worth it.
Hang in there and hopefully you'll get a match.
Did you allow testing of all surnames in the project? That will widen the search.

s9359338
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I have tried to contact Geneanet to suggest to them that they add an * to names that have a dna group for that name and variant spellings. They seem to be totally computer operated and have no contact information.
That bit of information would be quite useful. My dna group is Sevier and my name is Severs. They are few in numbers but HUGE in variant spellings (S*V*R* will get many of the variants on some programs that allow an * or "wild card" search).
Getting a dna test is worthless if there are no others in the group that have been tested.
The tests have been done for Sevier, Severs, Seaver, and Sievers with matches in each spelling. No tests have been done on anyone of any of the spellings in Europe. It would be nice to have a way to tell those in Europe of those spellings that a dna group exists and that woudl increase their odds of a match ..Charles Severs (S9359338@aol.com)

s9359338
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I have tried to contact Geneanet to suggest to them that they add an * to names that have a dna group for that name and variant spellings. They seem to be totally computer operated and have no contact information.
That bit of information would be quite useful. My dna group is Sevier and my name is Severs. They are few in numbers but HUGE in variant spellings (S*V*R* will get many of the variants on some programs that allow an * or "wild card" search).
Getting a dna test is worthless if there are no others in the group that have been tested.
The tests have been done for Sevier, Severs, Seaver, and Sievers with matches in each spelling. No tests have been done on anyone of any of the spellings in Europe. It would be nice to have a way to tell those in Europe of those spellings that a dna group exists and that woudl increase their odds of a match ..Charles Severs (S9359338@aol.com)

dclong
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You could always start a forum called "Surnames doing DNA testing " and see if they allow it.

jackmorter
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Recently I requested from Ancestry.com a DNA kit and upon arrival provided the mouth swab .I am awaiting the results., but where can I go to compare my results with others?

jackmorter@sbcglobal.net

dclong
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We use www.familytreedna.com. Our results can't be compared to ancestry's.

padraig
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you can "export" your DNA result to http://www.ysearch.org/ , just follow the instructions on the welcome page.
Good hunting!

wlholman
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I have used FTDNA and have not found a match in FTDNA database or any of their partner databases. I manually entered my data into Ancestry.com DNA and found a relative in the USA that showed we had a common ancestor at 8 generations back. We checked our records and it proved to be true. One success story, although my main focus is locating the German origin of my immigrant ancestor Conrad Holman who came to Charleston, SC in 1750.

Using YDNA and locating a descendant of Elmer B Hallman who wrote "Early Carolina Heilmans, (Hallmans-Holmans), 1736-1800," in 1972, we have proved that the lineage of Andrew Hallman are not related to Conrad Holman as suggested in the book. A puzzle of some 90 years now solved.

Any way that data in GeneaNet can be flagged that DNA is available would be helpful. Any help on my looking for Conrad Holman [Halman, Hollman] would be appreciated.

Larry Holman
Vicksburg, MS

dclong
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Re : Long Family DNA

Post 29 October 2009, 19:47

Larry,
How did you upload your results to ancestry?
Dave
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wlholman
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Re : Long Family DNA

Post 29 October 2009, 20:11

Dave,

Go to Ancestry.com and then to DNA tab at top. You must be able to login on Ancestry.com. I copied the step from Ancestry.com below.

Entering DNA test results manually on DNA Ancestry -

If your DNA was tested by another company other than Relative Genetics (the laboratory for DNA Ancestry), Ancestry will support your DNA results after you have entered them in manually. While other companies may not test the exact same markers, you can add your results and compare them with others in the DNA Ancestry database.

Go to DNA Ancestry by selecting the DNA tab above or click here
On the DNA Ancestry home page select the Y results or mtDNA results links
Select the appropriate option that best fits your DNA test results on the transfer of your DNA results page
Note: The DNA Ancestry transfer of your DNA results page will not appear unless you are logged in. If you do not have an DNA Ancestry account you will need to create one.

Enter your DNA test HAPLOGROUP and Marker Values. Then click 'submit'

Hope this helps if not contact me at klholman AT bellsouth.net

Larry Holman

dclong
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Re : Long Family DNA

Post 29 October 2009, 20:20

Thanks.
I was all over the place and just couldn't seem to find it.

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