So you’ve traced your
genealogy line, becoming excited with each new person you found, and then you
hit the preverbal brick wall. If you’re tracing Hamby genealogy, then your
frustration is shared.
You’ve found the earlier
1700 records from St. George Parrish, Maryland. If you’re lucky, you’ve found
land records, census records, marriage records, death records and wills. But,
you still can’t prove, for example, that Jeremiah and Isaac are brothers even
though they lived next door to each other and named their kids after each other.
Logic tells you they have
to be. . .
Now, with the lower DNA
costs, you can help to put conjectures to rest. With a simple swab inside the
mouth, you could help document your line.
I think of all the money I
spent traveling across country: the cost of gas, hotels, food, and wear and tear
on my car, copy fees, walking graveyards in the rain, buying cemetery books so I
didn’t have to walk them, and so on and so on.
If I kept track of
everything, the cost would be well over the $200 for a DNA test.
To start with, if we could
get 1 male descendent from each known line, that would go a long way toward
putting theories to rest, no matter how good we think our theories are, myself
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