I thought it would be a good idea to post a little bit about me and my place in my particular Burchett line.
I have a BA in History (cum laude) and have been studying genealogy since becoming interested in the history of the American Civil War over 25 years ago. I began searching to see if I had any ancestors who fought in the war (I have quite a few) and since then I have been hooked on understanding not only my families history, but have aided others as well in their family searches.
I am hoping to get my mother and father, who are both living, tested to further help in connecting my my heritage. I have taken the Ancestry DNA test as well as the FamilyTree Y-DNA (37) test.
So, on with my position in the lineage of my furrthest relative, Benjamin Burchett:
The other surnames that are associated with my paternal line are:
Baker, Blanchard, Boldrey, Bond, Clark, Comyn, Denny, Drury, Felts, Hammond, Hampton, Holmes, Johnson, Leach, Ludwig, Martindill, Moore, Nations, O’Bryan, Pierce, Shuppert, Stanley, Swick, Todd, Upton, Reynolds, Wade, and Waldron
My original results from Ancestry showed me with a high percentage of English, German, Scottish and Swedish. Since then the Swedish has vanished and the Scottish has risen significantly, about even with my Germanic results. A lot of this coincides with my Y-DNA results, which place me in the I-M253 haplogroup, precisely in the area of the North Atlantic/Northern Europe area.The Germanic results were not surprising at all.
My maternal side were 20th century immigrants to the United States from the German/Poland area.