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.
Today starts my Pharos course on One-Name Studies. I have registered my Duart family name with the variants of Dewart, Doward, Dhu-Ard and Duard. This should help me reach out to others researching the family name. It is a fun course, from England, done entirely on computer. I’m excited to get started and will keep you posted on the outcome, but keep an eye on my One-Name Study – Duart website. You can reach it by clicking on the One-Name Study emblem on my front page.
On another note. The TV program “Who Do You Think You Are?” begins again on NBC on Friday, Feb 4th at 8:00 pm. Last year’s program was a great success and brought lots of people into genealogy. Beware of how easy they make it look. They had hundreds of people and research hours to bring you a 3 minute segment. It is still pretty amazing what you can find on your family, if you just look.