A Rawls Connection from Dorset?

I received an email from a gentleman who thinks that we have a link on Chromosome 8. He believes that this is a Rawls link, and that we have a connection on 8 with several other people.

Our MCRA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) is 4.8 generations, so let’s call it 5. I suspect there was some intermarriage so that could skew the results. My oldest known Rawls ancestor is Theophilus Rawls, born approximately 1800 in Virginia or North Carolina.

I see that I am going to have to educate myself more on DNA. I’ve been content to dabble around the edges of the DNA pond, but Dorset changes things. I’ve suspected that my Rawls line came from Dorset, but that was not scientific thinking, merely coincidental that there is a higher concentration of the Rawls name in that area of England.

On that note, I’ll close out this post and this year.

Happy New Year, and see you in 2019!

2 Responses to “A Rawls Connection from Dorset?”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Happy New Year, Ruth. It has been a year, again, for all of us it seems. Here we are at 2019, best wishes and hopeful thoughts for this next year.

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