02 August 2014

Announcing start of Genealogy Services Business

I have started a Genealogy Services Business called:
Linda D. Newman Genealogy Services.

I have been doing genealogy since 1994. I have researched my family in the US, England, Ireland, and Canada, so have a pretty good background in searching at least the basic records in all those countries. I have also done research for others in recent years and they have all been pleased with the results. The most common response is "Wow! I didn't know you would be able to find so much on my family"

If you don't know where to start, or have reached a brick wall and need a little help please contact me. I will be honest in letting you know if I have the skill set to help you in your research. I understand the necessity of documenting where I searched, what I found, and using proper citation for all records.

I have a business page on Facebook at: Linda D Newman Genealogy Services. Rate information is available on my facebook page. Or you can contact me via email at mom4teachr@yahoo.com Please specify that you are writing me about possibly contracting for genealogy research help.

Let's Talk Family History!

Newman paternal haplogroup

One of my male cousins on the Newman side did the 23andMe dna testing, The results for the paternal haplogroup show our Newman branch is R1b1b2a1a1. R1b1b2a1a1 is most commonly found on the fringes of the North Sea.

The interesting part is that my son's paternal haplogroup is R1b1b2a1a1* (which would be the LUCIER line).

From 23andMe:
Today R1b1b2a1a1 is found mostly on the fringes of the North Sea in England, Germany and the Netherlands, where it reaches levels of one-third. That distribution suggests that some of the first men to bear the haplogroup in their Y-chromosomes were residents of Doggerland, a real-life Atlantis that was swallowed up by rising seas in the millennia following the Ice Age. Doggerland was a low-lying region of forests and wetlands that must have been rich in game; today, fishing trawlers in the North Sea occasionally dredge up the bones and tusks of the mastodons that roamed there. Doggerland had its heyday between about 12,000 years ago, when the Ice Age climate began to ameliorate, and 9,000 years ago, when the meltwaters of the gradually retreating glaciers caused sea levels to rise, drowning the hunter's paradise. Doggerland's inhabitants retreated to the higher ground that is now the North Sea coast.