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  • Francis Leroy Montgomery (1845 - 1906)
    First evidence of Francis is as a 2 year old child in the 1850 census, Washington County, VA with a single mother and 3 siblings. His father is unknown. His mother remarried in 1852 and moved the famil...
  • Jonathan Howton (1760 - 1826)
    "The Howton family of Fayette Co. has been the greatest genealogical mystery of my life for the past 18+ years. Every posssible person who could have been the progenitor of our line from Jonathan Howto...
  • Robert Guthrie (c.1635 - 1692)
    Robert Guthrie Died: on Block Island, December 3, 1692; buried in the graveyard on Block Island.* Married: 1 wife, Margaret Ireland, born 1633; died on Block Island April 5, 1687; buried there,...
  • Henry Whitney (c.1615 - 1672)
    Please use this About section for basic information. Long documents should be linked or added as a source. Early Life The statement that he was born in 1620 at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, son of T...
  • Stephen Miller (1750 - 1824)
    YDNA R-M269 Several unsourced trees list his wife as Katherine Katy Haverbout. However, this is not supported by a marriage record. There is also confusion between two Stephens born in Cumberland Co....

R1b is the most common Y-haplogroup in Western Europe, the most common group defined by the SNP M269. It consists of more than 50 subclades, and further SNP testing is necessary to determine which of these one belongs to.

A Deep Clade test at Family Tree DNA is recommended.


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Add your oldest known direct paternal ancestor to the project if you belong to this group. If you have completed Deep Clade (SNPs) testing to find your subclade, join the proper subclade project instead.