DNA genealogy: it confounds me at times. Trying to understand the haplo groups, subclades, which test to get, how many markers are needed to find a genealogical match, the difference between Ydna, Mtdna and autosomal dna. Some of the more scientific language used in some essays and explanations frazzle my brain at the titles alone.
Confusion aside, I’m attempting to educate myself about it enough to understand how it works with genealogy. And bless their soul, a direct Stroud male descendant had a 37 marker Ydna test done, uploaded and is gracious and kind to share the results with me and other descendants.
Now we are told we have a 37/37 marker match with another descendant of the line of John Stroud b. circa 1726 died 1776 in Mecklenburg County, Va. He married Sarah Morris, who apparently expired before he did, as his will mentions his deceased wife. Most researchers information of this line do not include locations/names and/or dates that seem to align with the names/dates/known locations of Thomas Stroud 1775-1832 Emanuel Co, Georgia, USA. But it’s hard to argue with the results: 37/37 markers match and DNA is DNA.
Now all we have to do is figure out how we are connected to this couple.
Easier said than done. Our group of Stroud bloodhounds researchers are hot on the trail and we can’t be stopped! 😀 The hunt continues.