I haven't yet had a chance to read the new Sykes book as it's not yet been published in the UK. I've referred to the Wikipedia article you mentioned before and I was also surprised at the large amount of German ancestry. Perhaps we're not so much aware of it as we only have contacts with Americans who are researching their British ancestry. I understand the chromosome paintings used by Sykes were provided by 23andMe. They are supposed to be refining their admixture analyses to make them a little more detailed, though I'm not sure when the change will take place.
I think we have communicated a long time ago. After about 12-15 years I am still searching for the connection of my mom's family Isaac Deforest born 1801 in Nova Scotia. I have so much information on the DeForest I sometimes think somewhere is the clue. He shows up with his family in CT in 1840 before he is in Rochester in 1850. I have tried every angle. I thought for the longest time that he might be a loyalist. I have found names of Deforest loyalist however I cannot make the connection of them to Isaac. I hope to go to the New England Genealogical Historical Society in Boston as they have Nova Scotia records. This summer I did go to Long Island and I saw the old church and grave site across the street. I would have to look on a map, I think it was Huntington. Well were ever it was there was a Deforest trace
Thanks for the kind words Paul. The PgDip is Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogy and PgCert is the Postgraduate Certificate.One can progress each year onto the next level if successful.I am now studying for the MSc in Genealogy,and this should hopefully be an end to my formal studies.I am currently designing a web site www.scotlandsgenealogy.com which I hope will be ready when I turn full time professional about July.I would certainly be willing to explore your Scottish connections.
I haven't traced back to any Irish Stutt ancestors as yet, Paul.
So far, mine are in the East Riding of Yorkshire (back to 17th C, but with a Robert Stut being Mayor of Hull in the 14thC). I know there were a lot of Stutts in the Bristol area ---- no links to mine as yet either. There is a John Hamilton Stutt(1924-2008) from Paisley who designed golf courses, but I don't know where he fits in, if at all.