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Re: Trail DNA
Posted by: George (ID *****9144) Date: March 15, 2007 at 17:32:38
In Reply to: Re: Trail DNA by Vernon Trail of 2022

Vernon i would like to know what the first 3 or 4 generations are of the 4 Trails who have been tested. Mine are David Sr.,James Sr., James Jr., Notley. Also just 3 generations ago in my line, my greatgrandfather lost his wife not long after she had her 6th child. He was a working man with 5 children and no wife so the newborn, Richard, was taken in by the parents of his mother and subsequently raised as an Armstrong and kept that name rather than his blood name of Trail. This was about 1920 so you can see this was much more common earlier and especially on the frontier where life was so rough. Now my line never left the confines of Seneca Creek and my test results are similar enough to the Trails who have been tested who descend from Orkney and Angus so that I know my blood line is of a Trail branch somewhere from Scotland. That yours and the other 3 are so different may indicate that you had a situation in your past similar to Richards'(the new born I spoke of). The last possibility would be the accuracy of the tests themselves being in question. If the tests are accurate my best guess is that your blood line is of a line the Trails married into.

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