I have done much more research than is apparent from this scanty information. However, time constrains me from doing more. Here is the bare bones of what I have been working with.
- DNA testing has revealed that my father, Ernest S. Brogdon’s line carried Y-DNA I1a. We have traced the surname to the far West Riding, Yorkshire, England
- My mother’s Morse line carries Y-DNA R1b [now upgraded to classification of R-M269] and appears to match the line of Samuel Morse of Dedham, Massachusetts. The Morse Society recently moved these results from its “Ungrouped” category to its “Samuel” matches (and I just want to tell them, “I told you so,” after getting nothing out of them one way or another for 30 years). The Morse lines in the U.S. come mainly from either England or originally from Flanders. After hearing that we were not related to Samuel F.B. Morse, the latest data says we are. Well what do you know. . . I hit a brick wall with our first ancestor to Texas who was murdered near Laredo and buried in an unmarked grave, so how he goes back to Samuel, I do not yet know.
- In 2008, I had my mtDNA tested and it places the female line in Haplogroup W. Later it was reclassified as W3a1c, and lastly my project group updated it to W3a1c+G7853A+T9716C. This is how they defined it:
- W is defined by T195C! T204C G207A T1243C A3505G G5460A G8251A G8994A A11914G G15884c C16292T.
- W3 is defined by C194T & T1406C.
- W3a is defined by T15784C.
- W3a1 is defined by A13263G.
- W3a1c is defined by T199C & G7269A.
- W3a1c+G7853A is defined by G7853A.
- W3a1c+G7853A+T9716C is defined by T9716C.
- You have no private mutations.[No private mutations?]We are uncertain as to where our mtDNA jumped off from Europe, but it almost certainly came through the British Isles, through a lady named Lucy B. Tooley, probable daughter of Frances Burnett.
- In 2021 I did the autosomal DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA. I later ran the same raw data through DNA.Land which uses the 23 and Me format. Results came out different, but not as contradictory as it appears on the surface. It has to do with the size of the company’s database and what they are able to differentiate — yet. Some can tell you the city your ancestors may have come from; others can’t distinguish between French, German, and English or between Scandinavian, Irish, and Scottish, etc. Databases simply have to get larger and more varied before “perfection” can be attained. The 23 and Me format yielded more specific information that I was able to use.
Family Tree DNA image:
FamilyTree DNA format
DNA.Land using the 23 and Me format