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Travis Surname DNA Project

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Hello, I am looking for some volunteers to participate in the Travis Surname DNA Project.

Some North American Travis lineages have shown a possible genetic connection to British men that have had Y-DNA test results posted at various YDNA sharing databases. However, there has not, to date been any close genetic links with any men in Great Britain with the Travis surname. My hope is that some British Travis men will participate in the below project so that we can get a conclusive connection with Great Britain.

Anyone interested in participating in this project can find details about it at the following site:
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/t/travis/

This project is open to all direct male descendants of Travis Surname lineage.
The more participants we have, the greater benefit to all of us! :)

Sincerely,

Larry Travis
 
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Probable relationship between two Travis men found through DNA testing.

Arthur Travis, G2 grandson of William Levi Travis, was at a genealogical dead-end. G2 grandfather William was adopted along with his three siblings. He managed to keep his original family name, but he passed down no knowledge of his ancestry. In order to circumvent this dead-end, Arthur decided to submit a DNA sample for testing.
Out of the 37 markers from his Y-DNA that were tested, Arthur had a 33 out of 37 match with Larry Travis. Although this is not a perfect match, according to Family Tree DNA, Arthur and Larry are ‘probably’ related.
Larry is the G8 grandson of Garrett Travis. In order to get a better understanding of the relationship between Arthur and Larry, any direct male descendants of Garrett Travis are encouraged to submit their DNA for comparison. The benefits of having your Y-DNA tested go far beyond helping to confirm Arthur and Larry’s relationship. It will also confirm any paper genealogical records the tester has that link them to Garrett.
As all genealogists know, not all genealogy records are 100% reliable. DNA testing is a way of providing very strong corroboration of those paper records.
As well, there is the potential for revealing previously unknown relationships by having one’s DNA markers compared with the 10’s of thousands of other people in Y-DNA comparison databases. This number continues to grow daily.

If you are interested in getting your DNA compared with other Travis males for genealogy purposes, please click on the following link to learn more:
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/t/travis/
 

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Hi Larry,

I hope Travis people respond to your requests :)

I believe more and more people who are researching their ancestry / genealogy / family history will be using DNA testing to help.

In the USA many such people are doing this. In the UK this is still very much in its infancy.

All the best in your endeavors,
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Dave
 
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There is now a Facebook group dedicated to the Travis DNA Project. This group is useful for sharing photos, videos and other multimedia that may be of interest or use to anyone interested in pursuing this fascinating genealogy tool.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5904053716

Anyone with connections to a Travis line that may want to participate in this DNA project is more than welcome!

Sincerely,

Larry Travis
 

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