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Barry Reeves Barry Reeves
Admin
January 26 @ 9:31am
Earlier last year Beverly posted some instructions related to the Privacy and Sharing settings in your FTDNA Profile. Recently, there has been some confusion about those settings and this has delayed our ability to include your test results in our project, so I thought it would be a good idea to post those instructions again. I admit that some of the settings are indeed confusing and it may not be clear what they actually mean. Some of these settings are new and related to the requirements of the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) so we will all have to be careful when defining our settings in the DNA project. If your privacy setting is set to "Group Project Access Only" for their personal Project preferences, then the project admins will not be able to do the following: *Compare their results; *Go into their home page; *See what level testing they are at; *See what tests they have ordered. In short, we will not be able to work with your results to enhance the project and identify family lineages as we have in the past unless the member gives the project admins "Limited Access" but preferably "Full Access" (Full access is where we all were before these new mandated privacy restrictions were instituted). To do this, log into your FTDNA personal home page and hover your cursor over your name on the top right hand side and click on “Privacy and Sharing” and work through the privacy options. When complete, click on the tab right next to the “Privacy and Sharing” called “Project Preferences” For every project that you have joined, please click on “EDIT” then grant the admins ‘Full Access’ or at a minimum Limited Access. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of our Administrators and we will be happy to help you through it.
Robert Reeves Robert Reeves
August 14 @ 9:00am
Another photo from the site. They are sending a photo album from the dedication. I will hold it until someone come forward.
Robert Reeves Robert Reeves
August 14 @ 8:58am
Follow up to a previous post. Last week in France this monument was unveiled. It marks the spot where Will W. Reeves plane crashed in WW 2. They postponed the ceremony a month hoping to find a direct descendant but none were found. They went ahead this past week.
Beverly Watson Beverly Watson
Admin
August 11 @ 8:33pm
Over the last several weeks we have added two new testers to the Reeves Y-DNA Project. The results of Stephen Brett Reeves, #B245517, have matched members of DNA Group 3 and he is now listed with that group. Also, the results for Donald Reeves, #912384, match members of DNA Group 5 and Donald has now been moved from the ungrouped list to Group 5. Welcome to Stephen and Donald. It's always wonderful to have new Y-DNA participants to help us learn more about these early Reeves' lineages. Beverly Watson Co-Admin
Martin B Martin B
Admin
July 29 @ 4:09am
On the 29 July 2004, the Reeves DNA Project announced its first match and the formation of DNA Group 01. See https://thereevesproject.org/data/tiki-index.php?page=DNA_Project_News_2004_07_29 Fifteen years later, we have 210 Y-DNA testers in our project, formed into 19 Groups and many more individual results which are currently unmatched. We are still actively seeking additional Y-DNA participants, particularly from those with a R*v*(s) surname who are based in England or who are a very recent emigrant from England.
Linda Stanfill
July 29 @ 7:05am
Happy Anniversary and thanks to all the volunteers who have made this possible........
Martin B Martin B
Admin
July 1 @ 3:19am
A summary of the activity within this group during the second quarter of 2019 has been included on the July 2019 news page over at The Reeves Project. https://thereevesproject.org/data/tiki-index.php?page=TRP_News_2019_07_01 If you have Y-DNA test results included here at the Reeves DNA Project, please take a moment to read the section Y-DNA Donor Permission. Regardless of whether you are a TRP member or not, TRP needs your help. And if you're not yet a TRP member, now would be a good time to come and join us. Martin B Co-Admin
Robert Reeves Robert Reeves
April 29 @ 3:15pm
Is there anyone on here that is active and part of Group 9? I have been contacted by members of the French association ANSA ORNE-MAINE 39-45 (association for air remembrance). Their goal is to honor the allied airmen who gave their life for French freedom. In June of this year they will be honoring 2nd. Lt. Willis Ward Reeves, Jr. a US fighter pilot who crashed and died 19 June 1945, while on a mission near Normandy. They will be placing a memorial at the site of his crash. Another U.S. Pilot who also died in the mid air collision with W.W. Reeves, Jr. they have located a member of his family to attend the memorial. They were hoping to find a relative of Lt. Reeves to attend as well. At your own cost. From my research he had a niece that outlived the rest of his family. But I have found no others. If you have any information, please let me know and I will put you in contact. It seems to be quite an honor.
Beverly Watson Beverly Watson
Admin
April 20 @ 3:50pm
The most recent news for the Reeves DNA Project can be found at https://thereevesproject.org/data/tiki-index.php?page=DNA_Project_News_2019_04_21 If you've been thinking about taking a Y-DNA test but not got round to ordering one yet, now might be the right time. FamilyTreeDNA currently have a sale (ends 25 April 2019), which includes a USD40 saving on the Y-37 test. Ladies please remember a Y-DNA test can only be taken by males, since it exclusively focuses to the markers passed from father to son. So you'll need to find a male Reeves to donate a DNA sample on your behalf; perhaps your brother, father, uncle or male Reeves cousin. And if you are located in the UK, contact Martin for a price in pounds sterling for the Y-37 test.
Beverly Watson Beverly Watson
Admin
April 20 @ 3:46pm
From Barry Reeves, DNA Project Coordinator on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the project: As I look back over the last 15 years, I’m amazed by the many discoveries made and the overall progress we have seen as a result of the Reeves DNA Project. The first discussions about using DNA testing in our family research started on the REEVES-L mailing list on Rootsweb in early 2004. None of us really knew what to expect from the DNA test results, but we all had high hopes that the paper trail we all had accumulated for years would finally be validated. Initially, the Reeves DNA Project began as a Y-DNA project for the Reeves surname or one of its many spellings. As more and more men started taking the Y-DNA test and receiving their results, groupings started to form. The goal being to identify the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) for each group. As one of the first people to take the Y-DNA test and receive my results, I would anxiously await my emails each day hoping to get matches. It didn’t take very long to start seeing those matches as I became the first person in match group #3. Skipping forward a few years, many of us have been able to confirm suspected relationships and lines of descent. On the other side of the coin, some were disappointed to discover their Reeves line wasn’t the one that they thought it was. Yours truly being one of those. But as anyone who has been involved in family research eventually learns, you accept the disappointments along with the successes and then move on. Genealogy is the story that has no ending. Now after 15 years, I am still just as excited about our DNA project as I was in the beginning. I get just as much enjoyment from seeing other members of our project find matches as I do myself. Our project has grown to include Mitochondrial DNA tests and Family Finder tests. It has evolved into nearly 20 match groups and 319 members as of April 1, 2019. I can’t wait to see what the next 15 years will bring. Barry The Reeves Project - www.thereevesproject.org
Robert Reeves Robert Reeves
April 4 @ 12:06pm
When I visited our Blandford Forum Ancestral home this past summer, I snapped this image of the coat of arms of George Ryves. My daughter’s friend converted it to a wonderful sketch he is very talented.
Martin B
April 4 @ 2:00pm
Robert, A nice piece of art. But in case you or any of our other readers are not aware, in British heraldry there is no such concept as a coat of arms for a family name. See https://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/ Since arms belong to an individual, to use the arms belong to another individual (even if they are long departed this world) is a form of impersonation, which I think may fall within the Fraud Act which is pretty all encompassing "any representation as to fact or law ... express or implied", see Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraud_Act_2006 M PS I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice ;-)
Martin B Martin B
Admin
April 1 @ 3:37am
A summary of the activity within this group during the first quarter of 2019 has been included on the April 2019 news page over at The Reeves Project. https://thereevesproject.org/data/tiki-index.php?page=TRP_News_2019_04_01 Martin B Co-Admin