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Paul Switzer Paul Switzer
August 25 @ 2:02am
My brother (Paul Switzer)'s up grade to BigY700 results came back last week I-Z382 Direct Ancestor Johann Christopher Switzer1686-1755
John Teske John Teske has a question!
June 28 @ 10:50am
Do any of the known descendants of the original IP immigrants have DNA on file to be compared with we newbies? Within the last month I submitted DNA to IP. So far nothing. John Teske
Peter Lightner
June 28 @ 11:07am
Nothing that I have seen. Thus far it is a big black hole
John Teske
August 18 @ 7:57am
I have about 4,500 individuals in my family tree data base. The Teske name goes back to 1699 in northern Poland. I doubt that I could download the entire data base onto this web site. I am waiting to see if my DNA is a Palatine match before I go any further. So far no match. John Teske
Paul Loucks Paul Loucks
September 18, 2017 @ 11:19am
I'm still at a road block when searching for the parents Of Samuel Loucks and his siblings B. Oct.13,1813 at Mt.Peasant Berks Co., Pa. D. March 2, 1898 married Catherine Stoutd of Berks Co, Pa. May have been living in the area of Pleasant Valley, Now Blue Marsh Lake and Rec. Area. any help appreciated
Paul Loucks
February 8 @ 8:49am
Still stuck at this point in time. Again any help would be greatly appreciated.
Clayton Boyer (NPE Lauck)
June 18 @ 7:28pm
Had any progress? Is this your Samuel,
Janice Louks Janice Louks
May 19 @ 12:22pm
Good morning! I am Janice (Louks) Oliver. I recently joined the group as I had my 87 year old father's DNA tested. Pur line traces beck as far as Johann Niclaus Laucks 1630, Wallau, Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany. The assumption is that the family were Huguenots, and got kicked around a lot. Apparently several brothers and cousins came to N America in the late 1600's early 1700's. From New York area they spread to Pennsylvania, Canada and Michigan before heading west. My G-Grandfather'e homestead is still in existence, though not livable, in South Dakota. No questions at this time, but I have lots of information available if anyone is looking.
Phillip Shirts
May 24 @ 10:28pm
This is from his entry: Birth • • about 1630 Igstadt, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany Last Changed: May 17, 2016 by Christening Death • • November 1706 Wallau, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany Last Changed: May 17, 2016 by Burial • • November 1706 Wallau, Wallau, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany Last Changed: May 17, 2016 by
Phillip Shirts
May 24 @ 10:30pm
I'm trying to figure out if we are related. As my ancestor is also from Hesse-Darmstadt.
Clayton Boyer (NPE Lauck)
June 18 @ 6:41pm
Hello, I just joined recently and I belong to a line of Lauck's that trace to Achern, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I look forward to comparing the Y DNA.
Clayton Boyer (NPE Lauck)
June 18 @ 7:23pm
Different Haplogroup from your Laucks ancestor, but did find my 6th cousin 1x removed is on the group. We share a common ancestor Matthias Lauck b. 11 FEB 1728 • Achern, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany d. 9 MAR 1810 • Renchen, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Kevin Allec Kevin Allec
May 18 @ 2:37pm
Hello All, I am new to the group. The family surname is Keele although that is the English translation. There were 7 children orphaned during the trip to the colonies. These children where either all from the same family or cousins. Possible German surname Kelil, Keil, Kehl. The seven orphans all ended up settling in Bertie County NC starting in 1715. The seven orphans were William, Mary, John, Deborah, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Hardy. It has been a long held family belief that these children were part of the Palatine Emigration. I have substantial US history on the family but no trace prior to 1715.
Jack Merkley Jack Merkley
July 23, 2018 @ 12:49pm
Memorial stone located in Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario, Canada
Benjamin Jr (c/o Rosalyn) Bellis Benjamin Jr (c/o Rosalyn) Bellis has a question!
April 16, 2018 @ 11:01am
I'm not seeing any new posts to this project. The last one I see is the one I posted 21 March @ 9:22am so am wondering if I need to change a setting or something... Tks.
Peter Lightner
April 16, 2018 @ 3:53pm
The problem is not on your end. While there is interest in this genealogy; the interest does not extend to DNA testing as yet. (Maurer/Mouer/Mower line)
Joseph Swisher Joseph Swisher
November 17, 2016 @ 6:50am
I am Researching the Swisher/Switzer/Schweitzer/Sweitzer Family. My Earliest known Relative is Joseph Switzer b 1766 Pa d 1853 in Elida/Lima Allen County Ohio. My GGG Grandfather was Michael Swisher b 1800 in Pa d 1864 in Whitley County Indiana. My GG grandfather Nathan Swisher, along with many of my extended Family was in Van Wert County Ohio after the Civil War and Nathan moved to Mecosta County Mi in 1868. My Family was in Lancaster County and Centre County Pa then went to Fairfield, Allen, and Champaign Counties in Ohio from 1816-1861 when Michael packed up the entire Family and went to Indiana. I have Swisher Family that went to Holmes County and Knox County Ohio.I also have Family that stayed in Centre County Pa. I am on gedmatch, my gedcom is loaded into my FTDNA Profile.
Roland Young
September 8, 2017 @ 3:43pm
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Joseph Swisher
September 26, 2017 @ 11:20am
Thank you
Paul Switzer
January 19, 2018 @ 6:22pm
I am an Irish Palatine descendant, family name Switzer. I have not been able to trace earlier than Tobias Switzer 1821-1873.(Co. Limerick then Co. Cork). My brother Paul Switzer has tested Y111 and Family Finder. Our Gedmatch Numbers are Paul T852857, Myra Keay T778383, Kay Switzer A563508
Joseph Swisher
January 23, 2018 @ 9:04pm
Paul, sorry it took a few days. I looked under FF and the yDNA Kits in my line, no Match, I looked in gedmatch and under the Ancestry kit on gedmatch's X List I found Darlene Marie Randall. Kit # A600127. I know who that is. Look in your FTDNA Kit for Daniel Mark Swartz, Darlene is Daniels Mother and his Sister Beth Christopher are also on Ancestry. In the Ancestry Kit under search type in Swisher, they should come up. i am related to Daniel and his Sister through my Paternal Swisher Side. Its kind of late for me tonight I will look at this again in the morning. Type in Darlenes Kit in the one to many box on gedmatch and Daniel, his Sister and a few others should come up.
Robert Fetterley Robert Fetterley
December 28, 2017 @ 11:29am
My Big Y results are in. My kit is 345651and I am R-PF6658. My goal is to find any heritage details of my fifth great grandfather Philip Fetterly 1725-1803. Philip was a farmer in New York. I have no matches listed. I have had my data analyzed by the ytree and I have been listed as Z193. A 1783 document indicates Philip and his wife were living in Germantown PA. Please respond with any clues about my Fetterly family.
warren barnhart warren barnhart
October 24, 2017 @ 12:43pm
I have been researching my Palatine roots via my Bernhardt/Barnhart line. I have also been researching possible hanky panky on the part of my great grand mother Helen J Gray. It is possible that great grand father Sylvester Barnhart is not my grand father's father. I have been searching for over two years for a living direct line descendant of George Barnhart (1743) in an effort to get a Y-DNA test from beyond Sylvester. Any one out there from this line (or Johannes - 1714)
warren barnhart
November 7, 2017 @ 11:24am
Question answered!. I have found a 5th cousin using autosomal DNA. Cousin and I have been able to match our family trees back to George Barnhart (1743). My question about being German has also been answered. It appears that my Barnharts have simply not tested yet.