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Are you a member of the Merry project?
Tom Merry Tom Merry has a question!
February 27, 2019 @ 9:27am
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.
Tom Merry
February 27, 2019 @ 9:29am
Sorry, setting a paragraph went and sent the post too early. I have got into my Y haplogroup details but cannot read them or understand which SNP’s to order to gain some more detailed contact details. Can you help?
Richard Merry
March 25, 2019 @ 9:03pm
Hello Tom, you need at least 37 STR markers which are on the Y chromosome and may need to provide a new swab sample. The SNP based results from sources other than FTDNA are not always too helpful and do not provide a detailed match/surname matching with other males.
Robert Merry Robert Merry
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!
Richard Merry
August 1, 2018 @ 3:13am
For some reason your message has only just become visible (???). For the project you need to have a Y-DNA 37 or more marker test. FTDNA have more through Y-DNA testing possible that Living DNA don't do. We have a couple of Robert Merrys in the project - are you one of them? Do you know your brother's Y-DNA haplogroup from Living DNA?
Richard Merry Richard Merry
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.
1 Comment
Richard Merry
June 3, 2017 @ 9:07pm
Do you have any male Merry family who could y-DNA test?
Renee Myers Ingeberg
June 7, 2017 @ 12:20pm
Yes, a cousin. I know he has just taken a DNA test but it is with another company. How would that function?
Renee Myers Ingeberg
June 7, 2017 @ 12:23pm
He doesn't have the last name, Merry.
Richard Merry
June 25, 2017 @ 12:01am
Sorry, needs to have the Merry surname.
Richard Merry Richard Merry
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.