Is my Ancestry.com DNA indicating ancestry from So. & Central Ostrobothnia, Finland enough to search
I know that my great grandfather, Seamon (likely Simon) Hoagland was born 25 September 1859, although one of his daughters gave his birth year as 1863. Records indicate he immigrated about 1880 but no record of his immigration has been found. One daughter reported he had come to the United States to escape the standing army of Russia. In searching US censuses, his place of birth or 'where he was from' were listed: on the 1900 US Census-Russia, the 1910 US Census- Finland, the 1920 Census- Finland. A daughter indicated he was born in Sweden.
I have had my DNA tested by Ancestry.com. The results gives a 10% as from Finland and cites the specific regions of Central and South Ostrobothnia in Finland. Is this enough to begin searching for my great grandfather?
Let me also state that it was reported that he changed his surname to Hoagland. He immigrated with a brother whose surname was Anderson. We assumed he changed his name as well. This daughter indicated that Seamon immigrated to avoid serving in the "standing army of Russia." At this time Seamon would emmigrated from the Grand Duchy of Finland (Russia). Although Findland had it's own 'independent' army, Russia called it up to fight some of its wars.
FYI: He eventually lived in Florida and raised oranges.