April 21, 2018
Project Administrator Note: We continue to see a close STR match to Allred and Russell - 36/37 markers. This also implies a common ancestor approximately 200+ years ago. All current paper trails lead to or through Orange/Guilford/Randolph Counties, North Carolina between 1750 and 1800 +/-.
April 16, 2018
Family Tree DNA has updated the Cude and Jackson Big-Y test results to reflect a Terminal SNP of FGC76048. Thus, our complete SNP Tree now appears as
M170 > M253 > DF29 > Y2592 > CTS6364 > S4795 > FGC20030 > A5338 > A5339 > L1275 > A8198 > FGC76048.
Y-Full has also updated its Family Tree to reflect our new Terminal SNP.
April 1, 2018
Robert Jackson received his Big-Y results. The Cudes and this branch of the Jackson family are confirmed as a very close match. TMRCA circa 1675-1775.
September 6, 2017
1) William J Cude received his Big Y test results on September 6, 2017. These results were updated November 9,2017. The test did, in fact, confirm ourCude Genetic Tree continuing from CTS6364 to: CTS6364 > S4795 > Y3866 > A5338 > A5339 > L1275 > A8198.
This additional testing confirmed a distant ancestor with the Britton and Bronson family (1200 – 1400 years ago) and added further support for a Scandinavian (Norway/Sweden) family origin with an English branch.
February 13, 2017
In January,2017, Dr. Tyrone Bowes of English Origenes was engaged to locate the Cude Paternal Genetic Homeland. On February 13, 2017, he submitted his report. Dr.Bowes uses a unique methodology he developed that combines yDNA test results with census data and local demographic information to identify his study subject’s likely genetic homeland. In effect, he looks for the Cude “Adam” - the location of the first ancestor to use the surname Cude. According to Dr Bowes, “The test subject’s Y-DNA results reveal that his paternal ancestor left Southern Sweden between 800 and 1000 AD and settled in Devon in Southwest England where his paternal ancestor subsequently acquired the Cude surname.” (or a version thereof) Per Dr. Bowes, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, and Tiverton, Devon would be ground zero for our Cude “Adam” in England. This is 9 miles north of Exeter. Britton, Bronson, and Jackson were identified as distant relatives from this area.
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