So good to hear from you again. Thank you for your kind words. I am so ignorant when it comes to the dna stuff, but I do try to get some grasp of bits of it. The way in which I describe it is in the simplest form so that I could understand it and I only hope it somehow may help others.
Yes, I do know Exactly what you are speaking of and as I've said before there are members of my extended family who Refuse to believe our Ydna results in that my branch of the MOODY family does NOT link to John of Hartford, William of Newbury or Clement of Exeter (even though the Clement line being of the HaploGROUP "I" as our branch is, Supposedly, according the dna experts, our branch cracked off of theirs thousands of years ago...their branch is the oldest one and ours...our 'I1d' branch according to Dr. Nordtvedt was formed fairly recently as time goes, but still thousands of years ago).
Anyway, yes, I do know the frustration of the stubborness of some to refuse to believe the dna evidence when there is absolutely NO arguing with it. That doesn't say that one does not Relationship within a Moody family and that they don't share that relationship they've had for generations with that branch...i.e. their parents, grandparents, grt. grandparents as they've known them their entire lives, that will never change. Those are the folks who brought them up, who taught them their morals and scruples. Who gave them their family traditions etc. However, if they do not match Ydna with that specific group it IS telling you that you do NOT via Blood-Line and Genetics (ydna) officially belong to that Surname.
In other words, you have a Father somewhere back in your genealogy with Another Surname and it may never be discovered if a female was a victim of a rape, or an out of wedlock experience (NPE -Non Paternal Experience), and that very likely a Son born to woman of that circumstance gave her son her own family name. OR a male child was taken in by a MOODY family and Adopted by them and given the MOODY name even though the blood and Ydna running through his body is NOT a MOODY's but someone of another Surname...which would be his real father's name.
That is why I say the Ydna testing is So Important to sort out these Numerous Moody lines. Just look at how many Different Moody branches there are now in our Surname Group.
I was and still am stunned to see so many! Its overwhelming to say the least, but I do believe there are enough represented now that many who wish to be Ydna tested to see if they have their Genealogy Correct, should match or closely match to one of these numerous groups we now have represented.
Its the Only Way I think to essentially Prove once and for all and back up with Proven knowledge that your Genealogy IS or is NOT correct and when you do the ydna test, you can with great assurance hand your family generations to come, the True lineage line of your Moody family.
Anyway, I ramble on...so will close now.
Take care and thanks again.
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