Lost Colony of Roanoke YDNA Project- Background



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The Lost Colonists of Roanoke were left on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina in 1587 in order to establish the first colony in America. A vessel was sent back to England with Governor John White to obtain supplies and was subsequently unable to return until 1590. Upon the return of the supply ship, the colony was gone, not destroyed, but removed. The only clue was the name Croatan carved into a tree. John White, whose daughter, son-in-law and grandchild were among the colonists began a lifelong quest to find the colonists. Some historians say they perished, but clues and rumors persisted for decades that they did not, that they either were captured by or assimilated into the local native population. We hope to discover whether the colonists perished or survived as part of the indigenous culture. Participants are welcome who meet the following criteria:

•Your surnames include those of the Colonists or others on the interest list AND your family is proven to descend from Eastern North Carolina, preferably before 1700, or the areas of interest shown on the maps later in this document.
•You have a history of Native Ancestry from this area, confirmed or unconfirmed.
•You have an oral history of Lost Colony ancestry.

Individuals whose maternal line includes people who might be either Lost Colonists of or native descent from this area of NC are encouraged to join the Lost Colony mtdna project at www.familytreedna.com/public/LostColonymtdna.

For more information please visit our website and click on the FAQ link: www.lostcolonyresearch.org

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General Fund

Current balance: $150.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $150.00 4/8/2014 System One In Memory of Jennifer Watson-Powell   Unknown
Debit $28.00 7/9/2013     180533 Unknown
Debit $17.00 6/26/2013     159683 Unknown
Debit $123.00 12/31/2012     267993 Unknown
Credit $30.00 12/29/2012 Sharron Brace My parents and grandparents   Memory Of
Credit $50.00 12/28/2012 Susi to honor the Berry Family     Honor
Credit $5.00 12/26/2012 Janet Crain In honor of those brave souls who endured hardships so we could be here.   Honor
Debit $149.00 10/3/2012     180533 Unknown
Credit $20.00 6/27/2011   $20 ck 186022 Unknown
Debit $340.00 6/27/2011   HD:1022979 185981/186012/186022 Unknown
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