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1. Determine if a link exists between the branches believed to have originated with John Old of Amelia Co., VA.
2. Determine if a link exists between the Norfolk, VA branch and the Amelia Co., VA branch.
3. Determine links with other branches of the Old family in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia.

This includes the different spellings: Ould, Olds, Old and Wold.Searching for connections between the different branches of the Old family in the US and abroad, including individuals with the Olds surname.  The first series of tests reveal that the descendents of John Old of Amelia County do not have a common ancestor with the Norfolk Co., VA branch.  There is a distant connection between the Amelia County branch and the Olds of New England, as listed in Edson B. Olds book. 

The following branches have a common ancestor, John Old of Amelia Co., VA, died 1768:  Amelia Co., VA., Halifax Co., VA., Botetourt Co., VA., Davidson Co., TN, Weakley Co., TN, Oregon Co., MO., Titus Co., TX., Arkansas, and Arizona.<br><br>Recent testing of a descendent of the Old Family of Albemarle County, VA  indicates that there is not a connection between this branch and the two other major branches, Norfolk and Amelia.  Thus, there are three distinct unrelated branches of the Old Family.<br><br>Other new testing shows that the Olds of Lauderdale County, TN are not related to Norfolk but is related to the Olds in New England.<br><br>Also, descendents of George W. Olds (b. 1813 in VA) are not related to any of the branches listed.  They are an 11 out of 12 match with the Old Family of Albemarle Co., VA.

We received results from another Olds Family that had their DNA processed through Ancestry.com.  The results are as follows:

 
3  3  -  1  3  3  3  4  3  4  3  3  3  4  4  4  4  4  4  4
9  9  1  9  9  8  8  2  8  3  8  9  8  5  5  5  5  5  4  3
3  0  9  b  1  5  5  6  8  9  9  2  9  8  9  9  5  4  7  7
               a  b           |     B     a  b
                              1
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13 25 16    11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9  10 11 11 25 15


This is only a partial on the DNA results but it is identical to the Y-12 of the descendants of John Old of Amelia Co., VA.