January 16, 2017 - Please note that the Lindsay Surname DNA
project test results web pages are no longer being updated on
the Clan Lindsay
website. The project is being transitioned to FTDNA,
and it will take some time for Ron Lindsay, project
administrator, to transfer all the information regarding the
Y-DNA test markers. I will update this site in a limited
manner. I will continue to add information about new
project participants and their lineages. I will also add new
research findings. But I don't plan to update the Y-DNA
test results charts, as that information will be available on
FTDNA. I still hope that descendants of the Long Marsh
Lindsey family will find much information here to help with
research about their ancestors. Feel free to contact me
with your research questions. So...
Welcome! The purpose
of this website is to share information about the Lindsey
lineages that fall within the Lindsay Surname DNA Project Group 2.
We seek to add to the data that is presented on the Lindsay
web page about
the Group 2 Lindsey's to further our knowledge about our
the Group 2 administrator, and the webmaster of this site.
I welcome comments, questions, and any information that you
would like to share about your Group 2 ancestors. Click on my
name to contact me. Please note that this website is
independent of the Lindsay International website.
To get an overview of the Group 2 Lindsey's, take a look at
Research conducted by
myself and others has led to the conclusion that many of the
DNA project participants in our group descend from a family of
Lindsey's that lived in the Long Marsh area of old Frederick
Virginia (now Clarke Co., and Berkeley and Jefferson
counties in WV). For this reason they are called the "Long
Marsh Lindsey's". Two Lindsey men believed to have been
brothers, John (b. about 1700) and Edmund (b. 1697), settled in
the area ca. 1733.
Members of the family began
to migrate from the Long Marsh to other areas starting about
1763. They moved into
South Carolina and
from there into other southern states including Tennessee,
Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Other members of the
family moved north and west into
Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and
from there into other states including Ohio and Indiana.
By the late 1780's only a handful of the original Lindsey
family members remained in the Long Marsh area.
The work on our Lindsey's
is far from complete. Our ancestors seemed to have taken
delight in covering their tracks! They also loved to
recycle given names. Much research is still needed to be
done to find all of our Lindsey's and sort them properly into
family groups. Though we have a growing number of DNA project
participants, not all of the Long Marsh lineages are
represented in the project. And some lineages seem to
fall outside the Long Marsh family. So we need to locate
and recruit more DNA project participants. You are invited to
join us on the hunt!
This page was updated on 1-16-2017