Will a Big Y DNA test answer these two similar questions?
I have sent this query out to a number of people since RootsTech 2021 but no reply.
You could reply to my e-mail attached below - or this location - hope I can find my way back here.
1004 Riverdale Ave.
Cornwall, Ontario, K6J-2L4
This is a brief explanation of two questions I have related to 2 different lines in my Family Tree. In both cases I want to know Does the Mazerolle male gene pass from modern day through 2 different people known to be in the male Mazerolle line. Paper trails exist for the lines.
- It centers around the first known Mazerolle in Port Royal Nova Scotia in 1691. He was called Louis and was born about 1861. No one has ever found a paper trail that identifies his parents or place of origin.
- There is a family that came into New Amsterdam (now New York) in about 1663 with wife and child. He is called Jean Mesurole and there are descendants to this modern time.
- WOULD a “Y” chromozome DNA of say myself and a man from the NY line tell one if the Nova Scotia Man was a child of this Jean Mesurole in New Amsterdam?
- ********************* Question 2
- Louis Mazerolle had a child Joseph who himself had a child Jean Mazerolle dit St Louisthis by his first wife. The French often have a “dit” name (alias or nick names). Some believe this Jean died young and another group that claims descent through him. They claim he (Jean) began using St Louis as a last name.. I am descended through Joseph's second marriage.
- Would a “Y” chromozome test of say myself , and someone claiming ancestry through Jean Mazerolle Dit St Louis prove Such St Louis claimants are descended from Louis 1661
- & Joseph 1711 Mazerolle ?
The pedigree is done for myself back to Louis .
Me – of Theadore of Edward of Luc of Edward of Nicholas of Mathurin of Joseph 1711 2nd marriage of Louis 1661.
I do not have the NY line in my head but it does exist in Family Search so that pedigree is done. It goes back to a Jean born about 1641 he came to NY about 1663. I do have the data in my research papers if needed
The pedigree is also done on a line of the St Louis (family name) from today to Jean Mazerolle b1741. I have not confirmed the source supplied to me by the local people for the crucial connection to Jean 1741. All else is fine , so far– It may be necessary for Covid to end before I can get access to The Quebec records they claim.