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Gilbert Families Summary Pages

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This is a page of the Gilbert Name & DNA Study started in June 2021 and being added to slowly.

Gilberts of Cornwall

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I understand that my family are descent of the Gilbert of Compton. I have already built a family tree back too Otto Gilbert on Ancestry and heard stories from my great aunty and plan to do likewise on WikiTree if possible.
posted by Roy Pounsford
Unfortunately, I consider it very unlikely that they are the same Gilbert family. It is very common for many Gilbert descendants to jump to the assumption that their Gilberts are related to the famous Compton ones especially if from Devon or Cornwall, but the Compton Gilbert lines are well researched and assumed links are usually quickly disproven. I am always happy and interested to look at any Gilbert trees to see where any incorrect assumptions have been made and to connect to the correct family etc. The Gilbert Y-DNA Project has also helped sort out incorrect trees
posted by Chris Gilbert
If that is the case, I welcome your review of my family tree on Ancestry relating to the Gilbert link. Gilbert Y-DNA is not relevant as that would be a male direct link which is not what I am claiming. Looking forward to working with you.
posted by Roy Pounsford
The Y-DNA is of course relevant for just male Gilberts. It has also helped non Gilberts via atDNA links to male Gilberts etc. If you post your tree link in the profiles you are creating that will help people see your tree and any sources you have as that is very important here on WikiTree (see the Honor Code we sign), or you can send me a private message link to it if it is not public. Look forward to helping.
posted by Chris Gilbert
edited by Chris Gilbert
Chris, I am waiting for the upgrading of my FTDNA from Y37 to Big Y. Are you saying there ways that we can somehow check the link? Thanks for your input. Regards, Roy
posted by Roy Pounsford
edited by Roy Pounsford
Not with your Y-DNA. It's when non Gilberts descended from a Gilbert have atDNA tested and have a match to a male Gilbert who is from the same tree, then that male Gilbert's Y-DNA can prove the Gilbert line going backwards if he has matches on Y-DNA to a more distant common Gilbert ancestor.
posted by Chris Gilbert
edited by Chris Gilbert

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