My Youngblood brick wall was knocked down by YDNA. Many Youngblood genealogy books had linked our family to the wrong Youngblood ancestors. For years, my dad and I tried to confirm the "wrong" answer documented in our famiy book and many of Youngblood famiy books. Then after his passing, YDNA confirmed we were not in that line of Youngbloods and set us on the path to finding our place (undocumented) in the South Caarolina Youngbloods c1745-1830 before migrating to GA and AL.
I was able to find descendants of all four sons of our believed common ancestor... we matched first, of course, 12/12 YDNA genetic markers in 2004...and now we match in general 66-67/67 YDNA genetic markers and 109/111. Only a few members have done the Big Y... maybe one day this will tell us new things.
I had YDNA from the "Other" Youngblood line and we match about 7/12 YDNA genetic markers...then roughly 25/37 but he was relatively undocumented before 1800. Then I found a member who was very well documented with the help of others on the research lists and he matched me ~42/67 YDNA genetic markers....but near exactly the undocumented first tester of this line...so I was able to connect these to 'Other" lines of YBs. We have identified their common ancestor to c1680 in MD.
Ultimately, by slight but consistent mutations (1 or 2 genetic markers of 67) and research, I was able to define 4 (four) distinct branches by further research.
We have identified adoptees with their branch and other NPE's by YDNA and assisted in finding other lost and undocumented branches by using YDNA and the increasing better information contributed by all
At this time, I have yet to confirm a common ancestor to these branches... that person probably having lived in Germany prior to 1700....and migrated to PA/MD c1720s.
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