DID THOMAS1 HAVE
MORE CHILDREN THAN HIS THREE SONS JAMES2, THOMAS2 JR.,
We have received recent word from various sources that perhaps Thomas1 did indeed have other children than his three documented sons of our
lineage. Do you know of others? NSFA would welcome communication from
any source that could help clarify these relationships. See Page One
for how to be in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!
(Excerpted from NSFA current Newsletter
Vol.15, No.1, January 2004)
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The Stanley Surname DNA Project officially
began Sept.17, 2003 in an effort to establish Y-DNA profiles of the
numerous Stanley family groups. These profiles may enable Stanley family
researchers to find a common ancestor and thus connect. The Stanley
Surname DNA Project, one of over 200 surname projects in the U.S. was
created to take advantage of this new scientific approach, in an attempt
to determine which Stanley family groups are related and have common
Scientists have discovered that the DNA
in the Y-chromosome, found only in males, is passed from father to son,
virtually unchanged, except for rare (and random) mutations. By testing
these chromosome segments, it is possible to determine if two or more
living males are related, and approximately when they had a common ancestor.
The purpose of the project of the Stanley Surname DNA Project is to
provide an opportunity for males with the Stanley surname to participate
in a DNA test, with the possibility of matching the DNA of other participants
and thus establishing a possible genetic link between two or more participants.
Female Stanley descendants are encouraged to participate by having a
male Stanley relative take the test.