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Re: road block - suggestions welcomed
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 01 March 15 17:56 GMT (UK) »
have you looked at the Channel Islands? Symons and Bryce families both occur together there.

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Re: road block - suggestions welcomed
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 30 November 17 17:26 GMT (UK) »
I've bought SO a Ancestry DNA test for Xmas. We shall see.  :)

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Re: road block - suggestions welcomed
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 30 November 17 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bugbear, it's a little too bad you went with Ancestry, in my humble opinion.

For US$30 (if I recall correctly) you can upload the results to Family Tree DNA once you have them, to try for matches there.

What I was originally suggesting was YDNA testing, the one that is used to trace a male line. That is not done by Ancestry. You mentioned that you might be able to find a male-line descendant in your husband's family, so I would still consider that -- since there is a male-line descendant of William Skinner Bice c1790 in the Cornwall YDNA project at FTDNA.

I would strongly suspect that the various Bices in Cornwall are all related, and YDNA tests can show connection with a common male ancestor pretty far back. Autosomal testing will not identify cousinships beyond 5th cousin (i.e. same grx4 grandparent), really, and may not do so reliably that far back.

Otherwise, you might see whether the Bice descendant at FTDNA has done (or would do) an autosomal test of the same kind as Anc'y's (called Family Finder at FTDNA), so that you could upload and compare, or would test at Ancestry himself.
HILL, HOARE, BOND, SIBLY, Cornwall (Devon); DENNIS, PAGE, WHITBREAD, Essex; BARNARD, CASTLE, PONTON, Wiltshire; SANKEY, HORNE, YOUNG, Kent; COWDELL, Bermondsey; COOPER, SMITH, FALLOWELL, WILLEY, Notts; CAMPION, CARTER, CRADDOCK, KENNY, Northants; LITTLER, CORNER, Leicestershire; RUSHLAND, Lincolnshire; MORRISON, Ireland; COLLINS, ?; ... MONCK?

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« Reply #39 on: Thursday 30 November 17 21:18 GMT (UK) »
Understood - of course, doing one test doesn't preclude doing others...

I'll see what happens.

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« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Understood - of course, doing one test doesn't preclude doing others...

I'll see what happens.

 BugBear
'tis done.

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