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Subject: Re: [DNA] Can someone please help me?
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 12:48:26 EDT
In a message dated 10/28/2005 11:31:28 AM Eastern Standard Time,
I had my husband's uncle's DNA tested because my paper trail hit a big brick
wall. The surname is Kemper, but he is Not part of the Germanna Kempers that
came over in the 1700's. He immigrated to Cincinnati, around 1882. However,
I have no idea where he came from in Germany and every attempt I've made to
narrow the location bears no fruit.
We have launched a new Germany wide FTDNA geographic project using right
now the FTDNA format. We are collecting early German ancestry haplotypes and
haplogroups at the new site. We will establish regional areas and group
haplotypes within regions if a person knows where in Germany his ancestors came from.
Otherwise he will be lumped into a category of "Germany" until we are able to
define where his early ancestry region was. Our new project started last week
and already has several members appearing in both Y-DNA entries and mtDNA
entries as we accept both.
We are listing the German surnames we find and when we see new ones we add
them to the list on our main page. Our goal is eventually to see patterns in
various regions of Germany and to hopefully establish some haplotypes and
haplogroups seen in areas in Germany and also to allow folks to see matching. So
far yesterday we received notice from FTDNA that a certain kit was matching
23.24 or 25 to another member at the project.
Steve Dilks is co-cordinator. Our project now shows up in the list of
geographic projects at FTDNA. IF you wish to join our project please email me and I
will invite you. you will notice that the project description asks for
evidence of German ancestry and preferably a pedigree chart. AT FTDNA now you can
upload a pedigree GEDCOM at your personal page at a tab there.