My Duart One-Name-Study will begin to add a DNA component. In the next couple of weeks I will work on the website where you can log on and obtain the DNA kit for reduced price, from FamilyTreeDNA. http://www.familytreedna.com/ My goal is to prove Scottish descent.
I have traced John Duart b. 1784 in N. Ireland, but have not been very successful in getting back beyond his parents, who I am pretty sure are Thomas and Margaret (Ferguson) Duart. Although the One-Name-Study is not necessarily to research specific family lines, I had hoped to find further information about mine.
I have also had difficulty with the ONS website and putting a spread sheet on line. If anyone is tech savvy and thinks they know how to do this, I would be open to your assistance.
Well, another report of sad news. Aunt Bea McCord passed away at the age of 91 years on September 29th, 2013. She was the last of 3 children of Walter and Effie (Bell) White. The family will have a memorial service October 19th in Troy, PA and she will be buried in the White family plot in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Many students will remember her as a physical education or science teacher in the Troy Area School District. She was a lifelong member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and many other organizations in the area.
I can hardly believe that I have known Aunt Bea for so many years. She read books to me and introduced me to “Horton Hatches an Egg” and Beatrix Potter books. As a kid I probably thought she wrote those as I thought Grandma White (E.B. White – Effie Bell White) wrote “Charlotte’s Web”. It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I realized E.B. White was a man.
Growing up in Snedekerville with the McCord cousin’s was a very special time that created a bond between our families that very few people of this age are able to have. We are now spread across the country, but times like these we are back together and can reminisce about our days in Sned.