Adams Surname Y-DNA Project - Results

The presidential Adams family haplotype has been deduced.

About half the men tested have found no matches/connections within the project.

Within this group there are over 15 families that have an oral history of being related to the US Presidents John and John Q Adams. We also have a result from several men with a documented relationship to the Presidential family (See Presidential Adams below.) The test results show most families with the oral history do not have a common ancestor within genealogical time. Thus one must conclude that the family stories are refuted by the Y-DNA results or that the documented history for the Presidential Adams family is in error. With the data at this time I would believe the documented history over the oral histories.
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