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A group for those researching the Richards surname.The founder of this group manages the Richards DNA Surname Project at Family Tree DNA. While Y-DNA testing is recommended, it is not a requirement to join this group.

Website: http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/Richards-DNA-Project.html
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2017

Richards Brick Wall Discussion in Southern States Problem Solving

One of the excellent groups on Genealogy Wise is Southern States Problem Solving. I started a discussion about my personal Richards brick wall and received some excellent responses from a professional genealogist. His tips are worth reading for everyone.

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Comment by Richard Hill on July 13, 2009 at 2:52pm
I also sent a sample to Sorensen that never showed up. I understand that it could be years or maybe never before you see anything from that source.
Comment by Judith Richards Shubert on July 13, 2009 at 2:08pm
Hello,
My name is Judith Richards Shubert.I have submitted my DNA sample to the Sorenson lab in Salt Lake. I mailed it March 25, 2009 and understand it may be a long time before mine shows up on the website. My paternal direct descendancy chart looks like this:
1 James Richards b: in Wales, Great Britain
.. +Biddy Cunningham b: in Ireland
...... 2 Charles Harrison Richards b: Feb 29, 1780 in Blount Springs, AL d: Apr 04, 1839 in San Augustine Co., TX
......... +Mary Elizabeth Polly Sapp b: Jul 30, 1797 in Atlanta, Jefferson or Richmond Co., GA d: Oct 10, 1879 in Buena Vista, Shelby Co., TX
............. 3 John S. Richards b: Feb 19, 1819 in Blount Springs, Blount Co., AL d: Oct 06, 1875 in Shelby Co., TX
................ +Carolyn G. Conway b: Apr 26, 1829 in TN d: Aft. 1910 in Shelby Co., TX
................... 4 Joshua Hooper Richards b: Apr 21, 1861 in Shelby Co., TX d: Feb 25, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co., TX
...................... +Mary Elizabeth Saphrona Arbella Saria Conway b: Mar 29, 1866 in TX d: Dec 01, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co, TX
.......................... 5 John Robert Richards b: Jul 17, 1890 in Timpson, Shelby Co., TX d: Jan 24, 1975 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX
............................ +Willie Laura Homsley b: Jun 21, 1894 in Klondike, TX d: Nov 02, 1966 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX
................................. 6 Leon Fremont Richards b: Aug 26, 1916 in Peaster, Parker Co., TX d: Apr 08, 1985 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
................................... +Vernelle Gailey b: Sep 25, 1921 in Millsap, Parker Co., TX d: Aug 19, 1998 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
.......................................... 7 Judith Gail Richards b: Oct 14, 1943 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX
....................................+ (2) Mildred Lorraine Smith b: Feb 28, 1921 in Deluce, AR d: May 04, 2001 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX

Since I, obviously, am a female my DNA would only be useful in pinpointing the location of origin, if I understand it correctly. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a type of DNA that is carried by both men and women but is only inherited from their mother. Mothers, in turn, inherit their DNA from their mothers ... and so on back in time along one's maternal line.

I'm looking forward to interacting with this group.
Comment by Claire Smith on July 13, 2009 at 1:12pm
I match mostly Nasons and Masons, not Richards. I did match one Richards, a descendant of Charles Nason 3rd was kidnapped by Indians in Maine in the late 1600's and sold in Montreal. His name was mis-translated to Jacques Ritchot. It was later anglicized to Richards when some of his descendants moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1800's. I'm trying to figure out how my ancestor, Peter Richards, b. abt. 1787 in St. Thomas, West Indies connects!

I am also descended from another Richards line with immigrant ancestor Thomas b. 1590 in England and d. 1650 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
 

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