I have been thinking about this for a while and it came up again today. Why don’t we start a DNA Project for descendants of the Scottish POWs which arrived in Massachusetts in 1651 and 1652?
I belong to several DNA projects: the Hamilton DNA Project for my Scottish POW ancestor, John Hamilton, and the Scottish DNA Project, in hopes of finding a connection to Scotland someday for my Hamilton ancestor, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to join a Scottish POW DNA Project where we can all compare our DNA to see if we had a relative on the ships with us?
There were several Hamiltons on the lists and several Andersons and so on. At the very least it would eliminate connections to those that shared the same surname and there is the possibility that we might find a relative among the group?
People would be able to join the project if they thought they had a connection and we might be able to break through some brick walls?
I am not qualified to take on such a project but I would be very supportive. 🙂 Any takers?