We started our DNA Project back in 2006 with a UK based company called DNA Heritage, unfortunately sometime ago this company went into liquidation and we will now use Family Tree DNA. This company is US based and is the market leader in DNA testing for family history.
When we started this testing project I was not expecting to find that so many Haggers appear to be related. We have now had 15 people tested, 12 with DNA Heritage and 3 with Family Tree DNA. Of those tested with DNA Heritage only one participant 5 (Michael J) does not appear related to the others. We have only traced Michael's ancestry back until about 1861and cannot be sure why the DNA relationship is not there. Is it a branch that is truly not related to the others or was there an illegitimate son somewhere in the past.
Moving onto those tested with Family Tree DNA where we have 3 participants, unfortunately we know very little about each of these. The first of these participant 11 (Daniel) is clearly not related to our participants and in this case this is to be expected as the family changed its name to Hagger several generations ago. With participant 14 (Charles) it looks highly likely that he is related to most of our other participants, all we know about Charles is that he is based in the USA. He may or may not have roots back to the UK. Finally participant 15 (James) we do know he has roots back to Germany and it look very unlikely that he is related to our core participants.
All we can say at this stage is most participants with UK roots appear to be related, we really need more participants before we can draw any real conclusions.
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