The primary goal of this GoFundMe effort is to help the Hadley Y-DNA project members in the United States and abroad who have spent many years, some even decades, researching the ancestral origins of our Hadley ancestors Simon, John, George and others Our efforts to connect them to their ancestral families and places of origin has basically gone as far as it can using paper records and testing among ourselves in the United States. This is where this effort comes in. The most recently developed Y-DNA test, the Big Y-700 at FTDNA presents all of us with a chance to link our ancestral lines to a family in England within a relevant historical time frame. We've spent a large part of the last year trying to find willing Hadleys in England to test and compare with our existing DNA signatures. Given the current flash sale for the Big Y 700 at FTDNA lasting through this weekend (3/31/19), I am hoping that we can raise funds to purchase a few Big Y 700 kits at the discounted price of $449 each. My hope is that we can purchase several kits that can be used to test Hadleys in England that have good regional ties and ancestral links to area where our ancestral origins are likely to have existed.
We hope the results of this effort will allow us to gain further insight into our family origins and provide sufficient clues to move forward to in our research. Anything you can give will be held for the long term as we find people to test.
Hadley Y-DNA Project co-admin