"Hi, I have traced my daughter in law's ancestors to Portland, Maine, but no one in her family has a clue as to where they arrived from. There are some indications they may have arrived through Canada but I haven't found anything as yet.…"
"Try ports of Baltimore, MD and Bayonne, NJ. (Bayonne was sometimes used when there was a larger than normal immigrant arrival period and handled overflow from Ellis Island) I don't know where to find these records, but just suggesting…"
Don't give up on the search in the passenger lists. I searched for my grandparents ship for years and almost gave up. I finally found them and the problem was misppelling of the surname on the passenger manifest. Our surname is HUTTER…"
"Terri, Order of the Eastern Star was an offshoot of the "Freemasons". All four orders used various depictions of the three-link chain. Daughters of Rebekah>:This Daughters of Rebekah example shows the three chain links symbol…"
Here is a possibility>: In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such anorganization were…"
I hope you will be as successful in achieving that perfect match.
My newly found first cousin has other designations listed. I am assuming that it is because he had more testing. (M201, P15.) I am also assuming that designation fits me…"
Glad to hear that you have already had success! That is an inspiration to all of us and something that I personally hope to achieve ... thanks for the encouragement.
The FTDNA Haplogroup G Project public page tells us more about your results and the project administrators can discuss your specifics. According to the project public page you are a predicted (red) G2a with twelve DYS marker values and you have been categorized as "G2a3b*--DYS388=13" by the administrators. You will see your haplotype listed on the public page in a large cluster of members with similar haplotypes although you are the only member with your surname.
Don't let the terminology or the science interfere with the use of your results! We don't need to understand how our cars work or our computers run to use them ... likewise we don't need to understand genetic test results to use them. We have plenty of experts who do understand and their knowledge is rapidly expanding ... use what others already know so you don't have to ... I do the same. ;-)