I'm trying to break through a brick wall in my Cox family ancestry. I have an account on Ancestry and have taken Ancestry DNA and MyHeritage autosomal DNA tests and Family Tree DNA Y-chromosome tests. I have also done extensive work using Family Search, Ancestry, Find-A-Grave, etc. to build my family tree on Wikitree.
Sadly, the Y-DNA test from Family Tree DNA did not match me to anyone else in their database. Most Coxes are haplogroup R1 and and I am I2.
So, I am looking at next steps. Here are some possibilities:
(1) Upgrade by MyHeritage account to get access to their database and know more about how my DNA matches their are related to me.
(2) Take an autosomal DNA test on 23 and Me, to access to more DNA matches.
(3) Trace the Cox descendants of early Lenoir County, North Carolina (where my great-grandfather was likely from) through means available to me, and contact descendants and ask if they have done a DNA test.
Any other ideas you might have that I might have missed.
Many thanks for any advice you can provide,
Robert Cox, great-great-grandson of George Cox of (most likely Lenoir County) North Carolina, born around 1820.