I have had numerous trips back to the UK & Ireland & the USA to connect & chase various places and cousins of interest. Most of my Anderson ancestors are in America with 5 brothers moving there in the mid 1800s with my ancestor being the only brother to head to Australia earlier in the 1830s. I am yet to find any Andersons still in Lincolnshire or the UK but I haven’t given up. In recent times my Autosomal DNA suggests my many families (staring from the 1500s) are 100% European predominately from Ireland UK and NW Europe
My DNA journey started here: https://www.dubbophotonews.com.au/news/general-news/top-stories/item/2578-tapping-the-gene-machine
My primary testing company is FamilyTreeDNA.com Results from this company are Following my Anderson male line:
Y DNA Haplogroup R-FGC32890 further refined to R-F3987 my terminal SNP. Follow my Y DNA journey out of Africa and journey through Europe by clicking here: http://scaledinnovation.com/gg/snpTracker.html?snp=R-FGC32890
Here is my current position on the Big Y Tree listed as Anderson 16273 https://www.ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=394
One of my upstream older SNPs CTS4931s traced back to a single man way back about the time the Vikings invaded. And before that, all of us L1065s trace back to a single man who was probably in Europe. His descendants came to Scotland where they fought with the Romans, the Irish Dal Raida and the Anglo-Saxons after the Romans left in 410, the Vikings starting in 789, and then the Normans starting in 1066. It amazes me that any really old Y-DNA survived to be passed down! Ireland was spared the Roman rule, but the Vikings played hell with them. Scotland was mostly spared from the Romans—they erected the Hadrian and Adrian walls, but the Irish Dal Raida either absorbed or extinguished the Picts. The Anglo-Saxons didn’t cause too much mischief, but again, the Vikings occupied the north and east, the northern and western islands and even parts of the highlands. There was much collusion between Vikings and various Scots against other Scots R-F3987 has appeared in the last 200 years among the Anderson line in Australia.
Following my mothers mothers etc line my Group is listed as mtDNA Haplogroup - T2b30
I have also tested my Autosomal DNA with Ancestry & transferred my data to My Heritage, Living DNA, 23&me. Each company suggests a slightly different ethnic mix across all my families.
Living DNA suggests I am
Great Britain and Ireland 97.9%
Northern Ireland and Southwest Scotland
Orkney and Shetland Islands
23 & me suggests: 84.4% British (mainly London,Glascow & Merseyside) & Irish (mainly Dublin Cork & Galway) 6.7% French & German 1.6% Scandinavian
My Heritage suggests: 89.2% Irish Scottish & Welsh 7.7%East Europe
FYDNA suggests: 57% Irish 24% Central Europe 19% Scandinavian
Historical records going back 4 generations indicate out of 16 grandparents 9 (57% ) originated from Ireland & 7 (43%) departed from England
Pharmacist I come from a long line of Pharmacists including father & grandfather.. Our Andersons owned Andersons Pharmacy Warren from 1928-2005 at 128 Dubbo Street. The pharmacy was renamed Warren Pharmacy by new owners in 2015 & is now located inside the local supermarket. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drugsrus
Following the American War of Independence in 1783, it became crucial that the British Government find an alternative locality to transporting convicts to the American colonies. As a result of the exploration of the Pacific by Captain James Cook, Botany Bay had been recognised for its potential. It was suggested as one of the possibilities to establish a penal colony. The decision was made in 1786 when the British government resolved to send convicts to this area. Captain Arthur Phillip was appointed as the Governor of NSW and along with the First Fleet set sail on the 13 May 1787. The First Fleet arrived on the 18 January 1788 to Botany Bay. Convicts were sent to NSW until transportation ceased in New South Wales in 1842. The last convicts to arrive in Australia landed in Western Australia in 1868. I have claimed my convict family on this terrific site .http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/index.php
Below is a lost of my convict ancestors “Australian Royalty” with their arrival ship and date.
Boucher, Mary 1796 Indispensable
Childs, Mary 1806 Alexander I
Clee, James 1807 Duke of Portland (1)
Duggan, Margaret 1804 Experiment I
Freeman, Samuel 1801 Earl Cornwallis
Geehan, Hugh 1819 Minerva I (2)
Kenelly, Alice 1828 City of Edinburgh (1)
Macklin, John 1798 Barwell
Nolan, Eleanor 1821 John Bull
Rayner, Samuel 1817 Larkins (1)
Ruffain, William 1802 Perseus
Saunders, Thomas 1791 Matilda
Smith, Charlotte 1829 Princess Royal (2)
Smith, Elizabeth 1810 Canada (2)
Tyler, Edward 1816 Atlas III
Welch, James 1819 Baring (2)
170 years of Andersons in Australia https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byu_SKtydeeMX2JYSUZHMTZSNlNVemJlUUNYbGk0Zw/edit
My mothers family is documented here McAlary Family history here https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byu_SKtydeeMSlNxUEVrU3hlbEU/edit?usp=sharing
My American cousin penned this terrific trip report https://www.normandy2019.com/post/hallowed-ground
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