As I stumble through history I come across all of these famous Robinson or Robertson I may or may not be related to. Since this waiting on Y DNA is such a slow process I was thinking it would help if those who are related to people like James Robertson Father of Tennessee or Edward G Robinson Movie Star etc would drop a name here or there so we could use that information in our search. Doesn't have to be super famous. Maybe Wikipedia famous. What do you think?
November 8 @ 3:09pm
Any Robinson's with R-Z49 that have a heritage going back to Bristol in the UK, love to hear from you.
October 29 @ 2:52pm
I am attempting to trace back my Robinson branch of the family beyond the earliest known certain ancestor - William Graham Robinson, born the youngest of 12 in 1808 in Pettigo, Donegal, Ireland and emigrated eventually to Rush, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA. One brother (Adam) went with him, another brother (Christopher) went to Mersea, Essex, Ontario, Canada (and some of his descendants to New Brunswick, Canada perhaps) and apparently another brother (Andrew) went to New South Wales, Australia. It looks like a couple brothers (John and Thomas) stayed in Northern Ireland. It looks like their father was probably John Robinson, born 1776 in Fermanagh, Ireland and died 1820 in Donegal, ireland and his spouse's name was Ruth Graham. It appears his father was also named John Robinson, born 1749 in Tead, Fermanagh, Ireland and died 1823 in Castlepollard, Westmeath, Ireland and his spouse's name was Jane Armstrong. It appears these Robinsons intermarried with a number of Northern Ireland families with surnames listed as Border families and also Plantation families. Beyond the info on William Graham and a couple of his brothers, not much of the above is certain as far as I know. The results of my Y-DNA testing (R-M269) and MtDNA testing (T-2) and my Family Finder testing is posted on FamilyTree DNA and Geni. I see very few Robinson surname matches on Y-DNA and very little help. I don't really understand much about the Y-DNA and MtDNA testing. I have just joined this project and several others. Any help would be appreciated.
October 5 @ 10:14am
If I upgrade my Y test do they send me another kit or will they use the last sample I sent in?
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March 26, 2017 @ 5:51pm
“I"m lookig for black Robison, robertSon, robertson, robinson ANY VARITION FROM SOUTH CAROLINA”
November 10, 2017 @ 2:40am
Col. William ROBINSON Royal Engineers. and Ellen Martyr (Nee' NUTTING)
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December 13, 2017 @ 9:08am
I doubt that there will ever be a match with my Robison surname. I am the last of a spindly branch of the line. For several generations before me, there were single offspring of fathers who died young. I never knew any of my paternal relatives. I joined the group to add my data to the collection in the hope that someone else may benefit from it. My kit number is 161255, and my haplogroup is I-L38. Here is the URL for my webpage for my known Robison lineage: http://lonestar.texas.net/~robison/Robison.html
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December 6, 2018 @ 4:51pm
Have just joined group and I am looking forward to getting my results in January 2019. My gg-grandfather, John Robinson (Paternal) was convicted in the Kent Assizes in 1819 and shipped to VDL (Tasmania). Whilst I know a lot about John after his arrival, I know nothing about his life or family up until his conviction. I am hopping that the test results will provide a lead to Johns heritage.
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October 17 @ 7:30pm
“So, i had my direct male decent of a supposed Robinson finally take the Y37 test. He is in haplogroup M269. is this prevalent for Robinsons? Personally i do not believe that he truly is a Robinson which is why he tested. Thanks for any help here.”
Robert 'Bob" Smith
October 18 @ 6:13pm
Any Robinsons in this group have Robinson/Roberson connections to Ticonderoga, Essex, New York.