Active interest in identifying the origins of my Seymour ancestors primarily through DNA analysis. Enjoy the puzzle of finding ones cousins.
In addition to WikiTree.com I can be found on Ancestry.com, 23&me, FTDA, GedMatch (& Genesis), Semargl.me, yFull and ySearch.
For those who are willing to make their DNA data public I would recommend GedMatch (registration), Genesis (register with GedMatch) , Semargl.me, yFull, and ySearch. For those who have had their complete mtDNA tested please consider GenBank.
Paternal DNA tests of STR and SNP appear to define a group of individuals which share a close genetic relationship between each other. The paternal surnames of this group include Arnold, Bennett, Coat, Follis/Fallis, Locke, Robinson, Seymour, Smith and Ware. Roughly speaking we share a common ancestry within the last 1300 years or so. About 800 or 900 years ago this group split into two subgroups, the Arnold, Follis/Fallis, Robinson (& Hoppins), Seymour, Smith, and Ware subgroup and the Bennett, Coat, and Locke subgroup.
The DNA signature for these two subggroups includes both SNP and STR results. FTDNA currently defines two subclades for the two subgroups. The SNP, FGC29330/BY3299, defines the Bennett/Coat/Locke subgroup and the BY3298 SNP for Arnold, Follis, et al group. Note 1 provides details of the relevant STRs and or subclades as currently defined by FTDNA and yFull. The largest genetic distance (GD) between individuals I consider part of either group is at least 26 (FTDNA111) (or a GD ratio of 0.234 (26 / 111)). I would recommend that most individuals who may fit either surname group should consider STR testing to the 67 or 111 level. Additional BigY testing (FTDNA) or similar would be extremely useful to define the subclade structure as well as providing better time estimates of subclade formation. BigY results can be analyzed by yFull.com ($50) for up to 500 DYS.
Anyone who thinks they may be part of either surname group should consider joining the BCProj.
(FTDNA Haplotree (as of Dec 2017))
yFull.com Haplotree (as of Dec 2017)
The primary genealogical reference for descendants of Richard Seymour (1604-1655) of Hartford, Connecticut can be found here, A history of the Seymour family : descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut, for six generations by Jacobus, Donald Lines and Seymour, George Dudley, 1939, 662 pages.
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On 30 Aug 2014 at 19:31 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few features you may find useful.
Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards.
If you need to describe an event, heirloom or a location relevant to your research, try Free Space Profiles.
If you run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving these unfortunate situations.
A project of note is the Global Family Reunion check it out at Global Family Reunion.
Questions? Ask via my profile page. Mags
On 18 Aug 2014 at 19:53 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include DNA on the GenealogistToGenealogist (G2G) feed: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following
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On 15 Aug 2014 at 02:21 GMT Denny Seymour wrote:
On 5 Feb 2014 at 21:31 GMT Michele Bergin wrote:
On 5 Feb 2014 at 19:21 GMT M. (Stewart) H. wrote:
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