Searching for Connection to Ward Family
DNA testing has shown that my close family relatives are related to the descendants of a Mathias Ward and Elizabeth Salmons. I have mapped out the descendants of Mathias and Elizabeth but I cannot establish a connection with my earliest known Ward ancestor to any of Mathias' descendants. I have an extensive tree for Mathias but my ancestor just doesn't seem to fit anywhere on the tree. I've tried the Leeds method to see where he could fit to no avail. Any suggestions?
If you did DNA in Ancestry.com, the Cousin list, found under DNA Matches, found with "Public Linked Tree", may be useful. You could get some information by looking at these individuals Tree in Ancestry. Some of them could have contact information, and may be willing to help. I was able to fill in some of my family connections that way.
If you know the ID numbers for Mathias Ward and Elizabeth Salmons in Family Tree, you could follow the generations back from them, and look for familiar surnames. You might want to message other users that have made contributions to their record, and see if they can be of help. Use the link below:
We wish you success in your connection, to Mathias Ward and Elizabeth Salmons, search.0
Hi @lazabby. I can understand your frustration with not finding the exact ancestor that is associated with the DNA results that you recently discovered.
There is no place in the FamilySearch Family Tree to even enter DNA results at the present time, and all information in Family Tree has been provided through our users. If there is a connection that has not been entered in the Family Tree program that will prove the DNA results, it may show up as you and others continue to build your pedigree.
DNA testing has become a big part of genealogy and family history. DNA matches, sometimes referred to as cousin matches, can be the link to overcoming brick walls in family history research, help adoptees find their birth families, and lead to exciting new family history discoveries.
With this being said, DNA testing does not replace traditional forms of family history research. Rather, it can complement a well-documented family tree.
Thank you for your efforts to continue your research to verify any results you have received.0