Anyone else have Ancestry DNA results and searching their Ray line pls write me.

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My Ray line is from NC into Ga, then few came into Florida, I have 3 tests back from Ancestry, me, my brother and a Ray 1st cousin.Anyone want to try to compare them?
in The Tree House by Linda Mattingly G2G Crew (400 points)
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My Ray line is from Alabama and Georgia.  Ray is my Great Grandmother's maiden name, Nannie Lou Ray Slappey.  My mom and I both did Ancestry DNA.
Hello!  My name on Ancestry is Linda_Mattingly65, my brother's is L.M. administered by me and my cousin is David Lester Ray. Can you check these names as matches and send me the names of yours?

My Gedmatch is A030594.  I have not loaded the other's on it yet.

Most of my research originates with Allen Ray Sr, abt 1788-1864 in Telfair Co , Ga. and his two wives, Temperance Brewer and Margret McDaniel. He had about 16 children, was in Georgia from about 1820 until death in 1864. He is so far the furtherest I can get back.

Hope we match and can figure out how!

Hi Linda, my name is Deanna Clark Summer and on Ancestry is d2summers. I could not find your Allen Ray Sr. in my line.  My Great Grandmother (Nannie Lou Ray) was married to William Alford Slappey.  Nannie's parents were Marion Brew Ray and Nannie A Horn.  My Gedmatch is A682393, my mom's Gedmatch is A224090 (administered by me). Here is a link for my Wiki page..hope it works.

My email address is
I have Ray DNA as well, though the locations do not seem like very close matches. Most of my Rays were in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. But further back, they do reach to the Alabama/Georgia area. Perhaps we have a connection there somewhere.
Hello! My name on Ancestry is Linda_Mattingly65 , see if we are a match, I did not know how your name shows up on it to look. Thanks so much for responding! Linda
Hi Deanna, Sorry it took me so long to respond. I did not find you as a match on Ancestry, and gedmatch only shows me up to 4th cousins and we could connect back further but I do not know how to tweak it. My gedmatch is A030594, perhaps you can tweak it?  Thanks, Linda
Hi Linda, sorry but I'm not that good at figuring out GEDmatch, but I will try. You might show up on my mother's since it is her Grandmother that was a Ray. I will check on hers also and let you know. I will also check Ancestry for a match. Deanna
You are on the list that Robert just sent me a link for!  How exciting, we are connected, now to just put the dots together!! Linn was also a match!! This is wonderful, now where to go from here.....
Hello, Mr. Voigt . . . I recently discovered that my biological father's surname was Ray. I was born in Oklahoma. I've got several matches to those with Ray ancestry on GEDmatch, but we haven't been able to figure out the connection yet. Maybe there's a connection here.

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i'll give it a go but mine came into Pennsylvania and then to indiana.  if a match may have to review findings and re ask stories
by Lin Turner G2G Rookie (260 points)
Great! Is yours on Ancestry or Gedmatch?
You and Deanna show up on the list that was just sent to me by Robert!!

How exciting!!  I found cousins!!! Now maybe we can connect the dots!!

This is great!
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Hello Linda,

Here are the Rays in WikiTree you have a descendant who has tested with AncestryDNA:

Here are the Ray descendants in WikiTree who have had an autosomal DNA test:

It is easy to compare between AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and Family Finder if you register at and follow GEDmatch's instructions to upload your autosomal DNA results there.

Sincerely, Peter
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (556k points)
edited by Peter Roberts
WOW, that is so neat!!  Thank you so very much!!

How do you do that on other surnames?

Thanks again!!
Change RAY in the addresses above to the other surname.
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My grandmother Mary Ann Ray Mishoe was born in Horry County, SC. Her father Francis Marion Ray was born in SC as well. My 2x GGF Edward Thomas Ray was born in Maryland abt. 1823 and died during the Civil War..

There are several Ray families in Scotland County, NC where I was born. I have tried for years to find a link between the two families but no luck so far.
by Anonymous Williams G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)

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