Honor(a) "Annie" Cain is my 2nd great grandmother, born around 1858 in Corofin Parish, County Galway. Her parents were John and Mary Nolan Cain. We have been unable to trace back any further than my 3rd great grandfather, John Cain.
Please help! Samuel R Cain is my 3rd Great Grandfather. But he is a road block for me. Ancesty.com keeps pulling a Daniel Cain and Hannah Blagg as parents, but this form shows otherwise. Granted there are some typos on the form as far as his wife's name spelling, but I just can't seem for find any kind of paper trail for either set of parents, to show proof of which parents are his. Can any of you help with this?
James Cain Sr. was born in 1830 in Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland and was a successful farmer when he died in 1927 in Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois, USA. Our family members continue to farm his land in Illinois.
My great-great-grandfather, Converse Cole Cain (*1882) while serving in the 43 cameron highlanders of canada.
Susanna Cain Starkey (8/5/1872 - 5/5/1944) was my great-great grandmother. She lived in Wetzel County, West Virginia. In this photo is (L-R) Susanna Cain Starkey, Ethel Sarkey, David Starkey (my great-grandfather) and Donald ?.
There are two ways of finding younger SNPs to narrow down the assigned haplogroup.
SNP Packs like the R-M343 Backbone (more than one will be required to find the youngest ‘currently’ know SNP) or a Next Generation Sequence (NGS) ‘discovery’ test like Big-Y which will find all the currently known SNPs plus the previously unknown SNP mutations (called Novel Variants or Singletons) that are unique to that man.
For more information about SNP testing go to https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/10/to-snp-or-not-to-snp/
The essentials of Y-DNA are:
1) STR test to :
a) Conservatively estimate a haplogroup;
b) Find for surname matches with a close GD.
2) SNP test to:
a) Better define the relationship with surname matches;
b) Find men with different surnames but who match the same SNP.
3) NGS SNP ‘discovery’ test to:
a) Discover Novel Variants;
b) Match Novel Variants with other men and grow the Y-Tree;
c) Find relationships within a genealogical timeframe by eventually finding matches for all Novel Variants.
4) Many people testing, the more the better and the wider the coverage and countries the better. If a NGS test like Big-Y is an option there is no need to SNP Pack test like the R-M343 Backbone.
Trust the table summarising what Y-DNA can and cannot do helps people new to Y-DNA with their decisions on what test(s) to take.
In Colorado 20013 with my 6 boys at Joe 4s wedding
This is a photo of my 2nd great grandmother, Margaret Cain Vickroy. She is a daughter of George Cain (b 1804 in Greene OH, d 1855 in Lucas, Iowa) & Rebecca McGlothlen (b 1806 Wayne, IND, d 1860 in Lucas, Iowa). George is the son of Abijah Cain (b 1769 in Union SC d 1833 in Fountain IND) and Martha Rodgers (b 1777 in Guilford NC d 1860 in Jefferson KS). Our Cain family moved from the Carolinas to Ohio, to Wayne & Fountain, Indiana, and by 1850 had settled in Monroe County, Iowa. Other Cain siblings moved on to Kansas and shortly left for Washington and Oregon. I am having success in finding DNA cousins in this family using autosomal DNA. I have tested @ FTDNA, 23andme and Ancestry. I am using GenomeMate to map my known DNA segment mtches. & also am using Gedmatch. Has anyone in this group done autosomal testing? I am very interested in running a Gedmatch comparison to others in this line. I have a tree on Ancestry, also posted it on Wikitree and MyHeritage if anyone is interested in reviewing it. Lots of photos in the Ancestry tree!