Visualizing the DNA branches of the Meehan family. Mapped using DNA Painter.
Descendants of Charles and Hester Freeman Meehan.
20 People In Group
Descendants of Robert and Catherine Anderson Freeman (Hester's Line)
8 People In Group
Descendants of Livas and Mary Anderson (Hester's Line)
3 People In Group
Montgomery County, Maryland Descendants - Before Livas (Hester's Line)
12 People In Group
Descendants of Charles's Jewish Line (Himmelreich-Heaven rich)
23 People In Group
Descendants of Charles's European Line.
10 People In Group
The mapping project includes only people who have tested with 23andMe, FTDNA, MyHeritage, or who have added their test results to GEDmatch.
AncestryDNA test results are not included unless the tester uploaded their results to GEDmatch or to another testing company. Ancestry does not have a chromosome browser yet. If/when one becomes available, several outstanding Meehan family matches will be added to our chromosome map.
I did not include names of those tested and included in the map for privacy purposes.
Chromosome mapping allows us to assign segments of our DNA to specific ancestors. Known DNA matches can then be used to identify unknown matches based on specific DNA segments. This process can help identify the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) between matches, identify the relationship between unknown matches, and help find lost or unknown ancestral lines.
A few projects are on the horizon:
I will focus research time on the Montgomery County group. I have long wanted to identify the origins of Livas's Anderson family and his true connection to Osborne Perry Anderson.
I have not found paper trails the Freeman family before Hester's father, Robert. The same is true of Livas Anderson's wife, Mary. I will continue to pursue these lines trough traditional genealogical research while attempting to isolate DNA chromosome segments associated with them.
Envelopes from my father's 1930s correspondence will be submitted to totheletter DNA. If viable DNA can be extracted, a DNA profile will be created. If successful, that profile will add to what we know about Hester's family. It could also provide greater insight into Charles's paternal versus his maternal family. There is more to come on this venture!
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