Using Y-DNA to Explore Paternal Ancestry with Janine Cloud
In Search of William "The Immigrant" Cloude - Using Y-DNA Testing to Explore My Paternal Ancestry with Janine Cloud
My direct paternal line paper trail dead-ends in 1838 Georgia, so I turned to Y-DNA testing to attempt to prove a connection between my brick wall ancestor and William "The Immigrant" Cloud, who settled in Pennsylvania Colony in about 1682. The results yielded several surprises, including a cluster of about a dozen "close" matches at 111 markers (STRs) who have no recent connection to each other - and includes five different surnames. (Yes, one of them is Cloud.) Will next-gen Y testing help unravel the mystery? This case study uses Y-STRs, Big Y, and traditional genealogy to explore connections among my direct paternal line's closest matches.
Janine Cloud became interested in genealogy when a grade school assignment to complete a pedigree chart prompted her to begin questioning family members about her ancestors. She found her niche with FamilyTreeDNA in 2011, starting as an information specialist, then moving up to Customer Service manager before creating the Group Projects team she now manages. The team assists Group Project Administrators and group project members. She is also the event coordinator, handling arrangements for all the events and conferences that FTDNA attends. Janine is a fifth-generation Texan and a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.
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