Beasley

All Beasley's, All Spellings, World Wide
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About us

The Beasley DNA Project at FTDNA was started in 2005. In 2008, Mark Beasley tested here and became project administrator. About 2006, Doug Beezley had started a Beasley Project at Heritage DNA. Eventually, the Heritage company dissolved and Doug Beezley joined Mark Beasley as an administrator at FTDNA. Mark did a great deal of recruiting, especially among the line of Beasley's he assumed included his line. Turned out that his DNA did not match that line, but Doug's did match. This was the beginning of the quest to find the Beasley/Beezley truth of the matter. In 2010, Doug Beezley registered the Beasley Project with the Guild of One-Name Studies and strives to learn and publicize information about individuals, families, ancestors, the history, migration, distribution, and etymology of the Beasley Surname. More recently, Kristina Clever has joined the project as co-admin with a special interest in atDNA.

Since then, there have emerged several unique genetic lines including some from completely different Haplogroups. For convenience, the genetic lines were being referred to by the color coding that was selected for each line on the FTDNA chart. Now, we refer to the BLUE GROUP (including Beasley, Beesley, and Beezley) as the line represented by Doug Beezley and many others. The line represented by Mark Beasley is designated GREEN GROUP Beasley's as far as we know). There is another large genetic line called the R-YELLOW GROUP (including Beasley, Beezley, and Beazley, including lines from Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. 

Additional unique genetic lines, though fewer representatives include RED GROUP (all Beezley), PURPLE GROUP (Beasley), TEAL GROUP (Beasley), SILVER GROUP (Beasley and Beardsley) and OLIVE GROUP (Beasley). There are a number of others whose YDNA has not found a match including Haplotype R, I and L.

At the newly developing Project site at http://beasleygenealogy.net (also http://beesleygenealogy.net, http://beazleygenealogy.net, and http://beezleygenealogy.net) we are actively using this data along with aggressive traditional research to find an ancestral home for All Beasley's, All Spellings, All Time, World Wide.