Is anyone else working on African-American Tufts families from Georgia? I recently started researching this family group and discovered a classic census taker error. Jefferson Tufts is noted in the 1930 census with his mother and her new husband and family. In the 1940 census he is noted again but with her new husbands name. He was married later that year with his correct Tufts name and 2 years later his draft card also issues his Tufts name.:
Friday, October 2, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I am working on a DNA project of Tufts descendants with results at Gedmatch. Please contact me if you have tested your DNA, have results there or are willing to participate.
There are many Tufts lines of descent who claim they are from other immigrants than Peter Tufts of Charlestown, MA, circa 1638, specifically TUFFS and TUFT families and Irish immigrant families of numerous spellings. This could be an opportunity to eliminate any doubt, if we get enough participants to accurately complete the genetic analysis. This is only one way this project could benefit researchers of Tufts and other families.
Please see the links below for more information. Contained in these links are some with warnings about risks of testing and having results posted on a database or website. Please review these and learn as much as you can about DNA testing for genealogy before testing or participating in this project. As of this posting (September 20, 2020), this project is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Tufts Kinsmen Association.
My personal opinion is that DNA testing for genealogy is simply one of the many tools we use to trace our ancestry. It is like a database, a record or file. They all have to be reviewed and judged for content and accuracy. DNA results should match good genealogy research.
Thomas W Tufts
Please email email@example.com if you wish to participate.
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