“I have just transferred my National Geographic dna profile onto FTDNA and am distinctly confused with what I have found mainly because the site seems to assume that one knows how to navigate it. I am an amateur genealogist who has done a lot of research on the Redditch Worcestershire branch of the Merry’s but have failed to establish where they came from in the mid 18th century to work in the burgeoning needle industry. For this reason I would like to pursue dna as a way of finding possible areas of origin.”
June 6, 2017 @ 10:09pm
Hello Richard - I had my brother's Y-DNA tested through Living DNA. They provide a tree going back to the Root (Adam). How do I load that information onto this study or FTDNA site? BTW, tomorrow I am going to a DNA genealogy conference, so I hope to be a bit more knowledgeable than I am now!
May 5, 2017 @ 7:32pm
There are an estimated 3-4000 Merry and variant males today living mainly in the USA, UK and other parts of the English speaking world. We are looking for people with our surname to test who connect to the early north-east USA and the mid-west families, the south-west of Scotland, Ireland and England (Leicestershire-Cambridgeshire across to Gloucestershire and nearby areas). So far we have only one documented Oxfordshire line (mine), one Yorkshire and one Irish line, so there's a long way to go.
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May 5, 2017 @ 6:47pm
Welcome all to the Merry DNA project - we are a small group! I have been contacting people with the Merry surname for some years, but as you will notice, few have taken up the invitation to DNA test.