…There is a lot of great genealogical work out there on the Justices, but also a lot of confusion due to common names/locations, holes in the paper trail, and surname spelling changes. My I hope is that this DNA project can couple the science with the paper trail and provide new insights, which I believe we have already done and will continue to deliver.There are three primary genetic families that our Y-DNA evidence (i.e. paternal line) has revealed so far. Based on genealogical records, these three genetic families come mainly from three common ancestors (i.e. DNA alone cannot yet group our results by specific common ancestors). These common ancestors helped shape early America. Genetic Family 01 has Scandinavian DNA and appears to have come from Sweden and settled in early Delaware (i.e. New Sweden colony). Although many amateur genealogists confuse this family with the other two genetic families, data from this project definitively proves that this genetic family is unrelated (within a genealogical time frame).
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