Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network

Information

LEWIS

A group to discuss any variation of the surname Lewis.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2016

Discussion Forum

Lewis surname DNA 5 Replies

Have any Lewis members used DNA analysis to further their Lewis surname genealogy? If so, how did it help your research?

Tags: DNA

Started by Michael Alan Lewis. Last reply by Rosemary Taylor Mar 11, 2016.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of LEWIS to add comments!

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on March 11, 2016 at 12:17pm

I have no evidence, other than other researchers say-so, that Henry Lewis married Kendall.  It may be true, but I took it off my tree.  If anyone has evidence, I would like to know about it.

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on March 11, 2016 at 12:14pm

As far as I can tell, there is no evidence Henry Lewis m Buford has documents of being connected to anyone.  The court houses and many documents in Virginia burned during the Civil  War.

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on March 11, 2016 at 12:07pm

People  really need to do in-depth DNA testing to sort out the Lewis families in America!  I do not think simple, low marker tests will be relevant for genealogy research.  My maternal grandmother was a Lewis, but my Mt-DNA is not relevant except for close relatives.

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 10, 2013 at 8:40am

Seeking info on Elizabeth Lewis who married William Rush in 1724 in Philadelphia or possibly NJ.  He is the son of John and Sarah Carver Rush.

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on November 26, 2012 at 8:54pm

When there are surnames, like Lewis, with different haplogroups.  The DNA results helps.

Comment by Michael Alan Lewis on November 26, 2012 at 1:40pm

You will likely not find DNA connections to recent ancestors. The strength of DNA research is in finding those ancient connections by comparing DNA results with genealogical documentation.

DNA results are only relative, since so many genealogical lineages share similar DNA profiles. We can use DNA to provide direction for our paper research, but it will be unlikely to reveal specific relationships.

Comment by Michael Alan Lewis on November 26, 2012 at 1:37pm

When laying out your ancestral line, it's important to show where your ancestors were from. There are so many Thomases, Johns, Edwards, Roberts, and just about every other given name in our line, we need to know where they lived and when in order to sort them out.

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on November 26, 2012 at 1:08pm

I don't know if there were any Lewis participating in the DNA chart from Oklahoma.  This was my point.  It is too hard to tell.  I had/have Lewis in Oklahoma also, but mine do not appear to connect with yours, except maybe a very long time ago.

Comment by Dichotomy2u on November 25, 2012 at 7:47pm

Are there any of the Kansas?Oklahoma Lewis' participating on the Dna tree? I looked but can't find my connection. http://mylewis.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mylewis&mmg=...

Comment by Rosemary Taylor on November 25, 2012 at 6:03pm

It looks like your Lewis are not the same family as mine.  Sorry.

 

Members (18)

 
 
 

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2021   Created by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service