Descendants of Abraham BIDGOOD & Joan DAWE:
My particular interest, in addition to “meeting” relations, is to hear from any who may be interested enough in their ancestry to consider undertaking autosomal dna testing in the form of a FamilyFinder test from FamilyTree DNA.
I’m trying to add more data to the picture of the DAWE segments of DNA on my DAWE page, http://familytree.lornahen.com/spDAWE.htm
FamilyFinder is a great DNA test when looking for relations within the last 4-6 generations max (although many have confirmed relationships detected back beyond 6 generations).
Because the inheritance pattern is random as to which bits of which ancestor makes it down the generations, once you get back to say 4th cousins, there’s only a 50% chance that a specific ancestor’s dna will have survived for comparison, so it’s the luck of the draw that a match can be detected via this means in distant cousins.
These sorts of dna tests are painless (no blood involved), done in your own home, may be as private as you wish (although too private negates the reason for testing, comparison with others to mutually explore shared ancestry), and have nothing to do with forensic or medical testing. There are a useful set of Q & As on the FamilyTree DNA FAQ pages (http://FamilyTreeDNA.com).
To order without a subsidy, simply join the DAWE dna project by following this link
Forgot to add a link to the descendants of Abraham and Joan (DAWE) BIDGOOD that I know about: