Surnames/tags: Mitchell Michell Mitchel
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Please contact me Sherrie Mitchell or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!
I descend from John Mitchell .
This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. To join simply add "Mitchell" to your followed tags.
Update here, I've been through surname Mitchell and sourced as many as I could, others are welcome to pile in. There are about 11 or so pages of 200 each for Mitchells. That's a lot!
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I added William M. Mitchell's profile. He was an orphan but did have children, names unknown. The wikipedia page states "William M. Mitchell (c. 1826 – c. 1879) was an American writer, minister and abolitionist who worked on the Underground Railroad. He is said to be the only writer who wrote about the railroad while it was still illegal."
Wikipedia highlights his "Early life and career". and includes a link to a free download of his book "The Underground Railroad, Mitchell 1860" which is well written and amazing. his wikitree profile is Mitchell-33264. William M. Mitchell (abt.1826-bef.1879)
DNA testing is very valuable for surname projects — Y-chromosome tests in particular. By themselves, Y-chromosome test results do not have particular meaning. You need to be able to compare the tests with others. A surname project gives you that opportunity.
Create a table with your family's yDNA results and encourage other members to do the same so that comparisons can be made.
You can find others with your surname who have taken DNA tests by going to your surname index page and selecting "DNA Connections." This will take you to a page like this:  https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:DNATests&s=Mitchell]. YDNA test-takers are the most valuable, but anyone who has taken an autosomal test knows the value of DNA for genealogy and may be able to find a male member of their family who could be tested.
Y-DNA testers can upload their results to mitoYDNA.org. Adding a mitoYDNA ID automatically associates that Y haplotype with their direct paternal line in WikiTree and allows for haplotype comparisons and matching. mitoYDNA users should enter the url for the earliest known direct paternal line ancestor (EKA) as https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Roberts-7104/890 (simply change “Roberts-7104” to the Y-DNA tester’s direct paternal line EKA).
Genetic genealogy is not easy. Others in the WikiTree community are willing to help. Ask a question in G2G using the tag DNA.
Communication and requests for help
Received this today 22 Mar 2020: I am also descended from a John Mitchell, Revolutionary War Vet b. 1757 in Warwick, Orange Co, NY. And then from John Jr, b 1808 T of Catharine, Schuyler Co, NY. Recently obtained info from Orange Co Genealogical Society that traces John Mitchell's father to James Mitchell b abt 1732, William Mitchell b about 1708 (about 21 when he was aboard the George & Anne ship 1729), Alexander Mitchell b about 1685 (died on the George & Anne). Prior to that, un-named Mitchel ancestors came from Corboy, County Longford, Province of Leinster, Ireland and before that Ayrshire (?) Scotland.
Am trying to find William Ray Mitchell II who wrote the 2016 book on Mitchell/Edsall genealogy that OCGS cited. It has a Library of Congress card number 2016911566 but no address or contact info (?self published book).
Also looking to tie in to any other Mitchell resources to explore my ancestry.
Ms Dale Mitchell (4x great granddaughter of John Mitchell b 1757) Wisconsin
Here is a link to John Mitchell b 1757: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mitchell-10077
Received this today 30 April 2020 request to join, he descends from Experience Mitchell who is our earliest know Mitchell arrival, he is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mitchell-6301. This group is tested at Familytreedna.com.
Welcome to all who express interest in our surname. If you add"Mitchell" in your tags, you will see updates. This is a space where all can participate, share lineage, communicate. Thanks for joining us!
I would suggest that it could be good to work in teams paired by locations. We have 2 responses from Australia, who could work together. Check the comments below to see if you have a potential partner in research efforts for your line.
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