Seeking descendants of Baumgärtner/Baumgardner (and other spelling variants) families from Pennsylvania and Maryland who have DNA tested.
I am working on a long term project to determine relationships between the numerous early Baumgärtner/Baumgardner families utilizing DNA triangulation.
So far, my spreadsheet contains 30 folks whose Baumgardner genealogy is confirmed via "paper trail" documentation whom we know are related via shared ancestry. There are about 10 more for whom the connection has not yet been made. I have made several DNA triangulations within this group.
If you are a Baumgardner descendant who has DNA tested, would you please help expand this project by uploading your DNA data (and any others in your family who have tested) to both Gedmatch Genesis and MyHeritage? Both are free.
If you haven't yet DNA tested, would you please consider testing yourself and/or asking the oldest living descendant in your family to do so?
My own earliest known Baumgärtner/Baumgardner ancestor is Christian Baumgärtner, Sr. who was born in Lancaster County, PA.
He married and raised his family in York County, PA then migrated to Centre County, PA. His known descendants spread to Mifflin County, PA; Centre County, PA; Clarion County, PA; Clearfield County, PA; Fulton County, PA; Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, and Nebraska.
There is another Baumgardner line connected to Christian Sr.'s which is from Maryland.