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The oldest known ancestor of this family is Joseph Pearce born in 1725.  He married Annetje Miller in New York City in 1743.

Family Tree DNA has recently discontinued the 67 marker Y-DNA test with the 111 marker test now being the option for those wishing to go beyond 37 marker testing. 

While the 67 marker results will continue to be shown at our Pierce DNA northern group website, we are now providing a link to the 111 marker results which will be displayed at the Family Tree DNA website.  Click on our Results tab for instructions on how to view your 111 Y-DNA marker results if you have tested out to the 111 marker level. 

The oldest known Pierce ancestor of this new participant is John Pierce (weaver) who was born about 1716 in Rhode Island.