In the thread above you can see how my cousin and I have been grouped within the MacDougall DNA chart.
Below is how we are placed on the Douglas(s) DNA chart. We're the Phineas group in orange:
I can also confirm that I am R-M512,…"
I tried to connect with you on Facebook to provide you this very consequential update, but this forum should suffice.
A few months ago, a distant Douglass cousin of mine reached out to me and confirmed that he had submitted his DNA to…"
Jonathan ELLIOT Sr born 16 Aug 1701 at Framingham, Middlesex, MA. He married 25 Mar 1726 at Sutton, Worcester Co, MA,
Jonathan ELLIOT Jr born at Sutton, Worchester Co, MA, 28 Feb 1750
JOHN ELLIOT born at Sutton, MA, 17 May 1758; married first 15 May 1781 to Mehitable SIBLEY born 27 Jul 1762 at Sutton, MA; dau of Samuel and Abigail [PARK] SIBLEY. She was the sister of Lucy Sibley, the mother of Simon Bardon of Croydon, Sullivan Co, NH
Sutton, Worcester Co, MA, then on to Croydon, Sullivan Co, NH, then through Ohio, onto Iowa where I was born.
My family was not as lucky to be sent to the Caribbean, we ended up in Massachusetts, as Scottish Royalists Anglican-Episcopalians like Barbados, fighting for king Charles of Charles Town, not SC but MA, indentured to Puritans.
Did you know that "Gomes" is a Portugese surname? Peter Gomes of Havard also, and was found to have ancestry that were not slaves, because Quaker, of the Bailey family freed them. Did you know Frederick before he was Douglass was a Bailey?
Barbados is Anglican, and the Hamilton were Scottish Anglican, and Alexander was from the West Indies. This means that Alexander Hamilton's family could be from indentured Scots fighting for Charles II. Also means as for us Elliott in America, skin coloration is not a factor, in determining Scottish Y-DNA.
With http://forebears.io/surnames/ just insert surname at end. Using http://named.publicprofiler.org/ with Douglas, and Elliot with a single ending letter, they concentrate more on the Scottish side of the border. With Douglass, and Elliott with a double ending last letter they concentrate on the English side of the border, with Elliott highly concentrated in Co. Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland.
The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.
Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.
Professions also help.
'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?