Surnames covered in our DNA project:
plus any other variants
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The current banner shows Alnwick Castle, in Northumberland - a county in the far north east of England, bordering Scotland. This region is home to a number of Appleby lines - and our DNA project has confirmed genetic connections between several of these, which also match lines in Canada, USA and Ireland.
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(Meanwhile, I suggest you switch to a PC!)
aug 2018 - new set of yDNA results added for Applebys of Brompton, bringing the total number of yDNA results within our project to FIFTY ONE. This latest set of results fits into the Northern Group Two cluster.
Dec 2018 - Latest yDNA results page updated with results added on 31 dec 2018
Feb 2019 - added new line for the Hyons Wood Applebys - which also probably links to the Corbridge line.
Mar 2019 - added new line for Samuel Appleby, Attorney and Violinist in the London section
Mar 2019 - Latest yDNA results page updated with two sets of results - a 2nd set of Wylam branch results and also test results for an APPLEBERRY descendant.
Mar 2019 - new line added for a line whose members move from Lancs to Northumberland (or is that where they originally came from??
Apr 2019 - updated BMD spreadsheets for East Anglia region
Apr 2019 - updated list of Trees on website and in progress
Apr 2019 - and another set of yDNA results added to the spreadsheet: these are for a new line of Painters and Decorators from St Pancras, London, which I hope to add to the London Family Trees shortly. These are a bit of a puzzle as we had expected to find they matched the London group, but instead they match Midlands Group Six. More digging is necessary to discover why!
Oct 2019 - added a new line for 'Blacksmiths of Bedfordshire' which features Robert Appleby, the only known Appleby to serve as a soldier in the Battle of Waterloo!
Oct 2019 - all Midlands Region Census data and BMD spreadsheets updated
Oct 2019 - new line added for 'Charles Applebee, wheelwright of Moulsham Essex'
Nov 2019 - notice posted on side bar about problems viewing site on Apple devices
Mar 2020 - three trees added for the new section on London Painters & Decorators (two more trees for this section in the pipeline)
Mar 2020 - resignation as Guild rep for Appleby study announced, and details updated to help visitors discover if their own Appleby line is held on this website
Mar 2020 - line for Robert Appleby of Barnard Castle corrected
Dec 2020 - Apprenticeship data spreadsheet updated - see Resource Section