Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


DNA testing helps find lost legacies and cements connections

Edwin Blancher was looking for a genealogical breakthrough.
Researching his patrilineal family tree through documents revealed roots in Vermont. There he stumbled on the gravesite of his great, great grandfather William Blancher. Or was it Blanchard?

The 79-year-old retired postal worker from Canyon Country says he suspected his oldest known relative, whose headstone indicates he was born in 1790, could have altered the surname.

Six years ago, a pair of home DNA test kits would prove Blancher right and add 150 years of Blanchard branches to his family tree.

“Without DNA testing, I would have never known for sure,” he says. for more click here

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