Less than 24 hours after discovering my grandfather was in fact a Barnes who had run away from home, and changed his name, a Barnes cousin sent me this photo. Standing in the back is the unmistakable image of my grandfather as an eight year old boy. In front of him are John and Alice Barnes, and the two youngest boys, Oliver and Richard.
Recently learned that my grandfather, Robert A. Maxwell, whom I've been researching for five years, was a teenage runaway who changed his name. His real name was Walter Harvey Barnes. He was born in Sherman County, Kansas on Jan 19, 1890. His father was John M. Barnes, b. 1853 in Morgantown, Indiana. His grandfather was Ephraim Barnes, b. 1822 in Indiana, and his great grandfather was George Warren Barnes, b. 1765 in Maryland. Anyone see a common ancestor in there? Any Gedmatch kits to compare with. Mine is A828649. My father, aunt, siblings and cousins are on Gedmatch as well. Also have DNA tests on Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and FTDNA including a Y-111 test. Photo (pencil sketch) is of John M. Barnes ca. 1874.
Father's Day Sale ends on June 17th
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DNA Day Sale has begun! Above is a list of pricing for the sale. DNA Day Sale ends Thursday, 4/25/19.
Important: The upgrades that are discounted are from Y-STR testing to Big Y-700 or from Big Y-500 to Big Y-700. The prices above are for new kits or for add-ons to existing kits, not for upgrading STRs or mtDNA.
Following on from the previous discussion I thought I'd just show a quick analysis of group 8's Y-STR results (minus the 12 and 25 marker tests as the lower the number of markers the more likely you'll get a false positive, especially for we R-M269ers) using this tool: