Bruce Remick wrote:We have one line with an uncommon German surname (Jatho). Our line is
> I'd be interested if some of you folks could offer examples of what
> you've actually learned from this testing that led to expanding your
> ancestral search? I'm lost in how the expense of all these X's and Y's can
> translate into specific family discoveries.
traceable via documentation to a specific series of villages in Hannover
and, after the emigration of one individual, to Charleston, South
Carolina in 1848.
Another immigrant with the same surname settled in Illinois in the
Using Y-DNA testing for a male descendant of each line resulted in a 98%
Matches from mtDNA are not, as I understand it, within a genealogical
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