The Pierce DNA Project North announces the launching of its newly designed, more user friendly website. We are pleased with the new look and hope that you will be too.
Here are some of our new features:
1. New site search. Use this to search for individuals of interest in our pedigree files.
Search may be targeted towards names, places, or dates. Use "quotes" for exact names or phrases.
2. Pedigrees can be viewed by a selected group only or all pedigrees in the project can be viewed together on a single page.
3. Results chart of standard size can by viewed by clicking the results tab or the choice of a larger chart is now available in the results drop down menu.
Read about some of our success stories using DNA in genealogy research under the "Our Community" tab.
Some have "jumped the pond" and found their relatives in England. Others have confirmed their traditional paper trails by finding other related cousins who have the same New England Pierce relatives. An adoptee found his lost Pierce line. Old family pictures are included with our stories.
If you've had similar success with DNA, we can add your story. Just contact us if you wish to do so.
March 28, 2009: New matches in groups H and K.
Feb. 14, 2009: Another match in our growing group C. This family is a descendant of Capt. Michael Pierce's son Ephraim.
Feb. 7, 2009: We have a nice success story in group C. The Foster family in that group knew that an unknown Pierce had given up his children for adoption in the early 1900s in Minnesota (one of the children was adopted by a Foster family). They matched our group C. After further research, they were able to find the connection with group C. They are in one of Capt. Michael Pierce's lines, thru his son Ephraim.
Jan. 10, 2009: Another new Percy family in new group U.
Dec. 14, 2008: A new Percy family group T added.
Nov. 22, 2008: A new match in family group N.
Oct. 31, 2008: A new Pearse family group S added.
Sept. 12, 2008: A new match in group K.
July 27, 2008: New family group R added. Our first participant with Australian ties. Origins from England.
July 8, 2008: A new match in Group J. One participant currently in testing.
June 25, 2008: A new match in Group C. This participant's ancestor was the son of an unknown Pierce, and was born in Minnesota and adopted into a Foster family. The point of connection with other Pierces in Group C is unknown at this time.
May 1, 2008: Group A participant is matching those in group K after upgrading to 37 markers. He has been moved to group K.
April 26, 2008: A new match in Group N.
March 10, 2008: A new match in Group D. This matches our first Pearse family in the project with a Pearce family. Both have lines in England. Also a new match in Group K.
Dec. 23, 2007: A new match for Group H from the Sorenson Database.
Oct. 18, 2007: New family group P added.
Oct. 10, 2007: Two new Percy families added. One matching group C and one group M.
Sept. 2, 2007: Another match in our large Group C. Descendants of Capt. Michael Pierce.
April 24, 2007: Another match in Group C. This line descends from Capt.Michael Pierce/Peirse
April 12, 2007: A very interesting match. A Percy family is matching those in our largest group C.
March 9, 2007: New family group N added.
Feb 10, 2007: New match found for family group C--a descendant of Thomas Pierce.
Jan 25, 2007: New family group M added. This is a descendant of Richard Percy of Mass. No match found.
Abraham Pierce of Plymouth colony in group K does match the family of George Peirce of Chester Co. Pa. The common ancestor is unknown at this time.
Jan 20, 2007: New family group L added--a descendant of Daniel Peirce of Newbury, Mass.
Jan. 19, 2007: New family group K added--a descendant of Abraham Pierce of the Plymouth Colony. He is a tentative match with the family of George Peirce of Chester Co. Pa.
Nov. 15, 2006: A new participant with a line to Daniel Pierce of Ipswich/Newbury Ma has joined the project.
Nov. 1, 2006: New family group H with ancestor of Richard Pearce b. 1615 of Rhode Island. New family group I with ancestor William Pearce b. 1655 of Maryland. New family group J also added with ancestor John Pearce, mason
of Rhode Island, born 1632. Some descendants of this family moved to North Carolina.
Oct. 19, 2006: A new participant with a line to Abraham Pierce of Plymouth Ma. has joined with results pending.
Oct. 13, 2006: The group continues to grow. A new member has matched our largest group C. He is in the line of Thomas Pierce of Charlestown, Mass. born 1583 in England. Thomas was the ancestor of President Franklin Pierce, so this group matches the dna profile of the President. A Sorensen database line of Capt. Michael Pierce, born 1615 in England also matches this group.