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Taylor Ancestral Trees

This page has information about the Taylor Ancestral trees submitted to the Taylor Family Genes Project. Each project member has a tree file made at the time of joining, but not all are complete. Completeness depends on member submissions.

For those who have just received your kit, Welcome!

While you’re waiting for the results to come in, you can prepare your male lineage and send it in to us, via Ralph.
To use the online form, click here.

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Send us your family trees

"Thank You" to all who have sent in their information. Your tree may help you and will help others to find ancestors. It can identify where your Y-DNA intersects with others'.

Please send in any updates on your male lineage and changes of email addresses to Ralph Taylor or use this online form. Please include your kit number on all correspondence to help us find you among the hundreds of twigs and branches.

The ancestral trees below are reported by the participant whose DNA test results can be viewed using the kit# and clicking on the Y-results tab. (upper right). Members, please be sure to check your own personal male lineage for accuracy.

The focus of this website is to help members find their ancestors who lived centuries ago and to maintain as much privacy as possible for those currently alive. Please supply a CONTACT email address so that people who would like to know more about your line can communicate with you. We, the administrators, do NOT do research for members or non-members; we are here to maintain the database, update it, and answer basic questions about the DNA results.

We have developed an online form for submitting your tree. To use the form page, click here. When you click the submit button at the bottom of the form, an e-mail will be sent to the admin team for publishing to the website.

How to format your tree

No special programs are required; you can send us your tree in an e-mail message or other convenient means.

  1. Begin with your FTDNA kit number and your name on the first line.
  2. On the second line, put the word "Contact", the name of the person to be contacted (which needn't be the same as the kit donor's) and an e-mail address. If no contact is desired, put "Do not contact".
    Please give a valid e-mail address. It is not mandatory, but we ask for a good reason. Genetic genealogy is about identifying DNA links with others and tracing back to a common ancestor. Without the email address, a viewer who may be related and wishes to contact a member will not be able to.
  3. Start the tree portion with your most distant (earliest) known ancestor and proceed down through the generations until you reach the kit donor. Give each generation a line number.
    • For each male ancestor, give the line number, name of male ancestor, birth year, birth county & state, dash (-), death year, death county & state, +, (blank or m#), wife’s full maiden name.
      • Include only information about each male Taylor, and the woman’s name who was the mother of the next male Taylor in the lineage. Begin with the most distant Taylor, ancestor for which there are records.
    • If you have a short note to add, the best place for it is immediately below the line for that ancestor.
    • Include only what is reasonably supported by evidence -- not statements that are wishful and unproven.
    • For your family's privacy, do not give the name of living persons, simply indicate "living" as in the sample.
  4. Below the tree, indicate the family's migrations -- the various countries or states where the males were born &/or died or spent significant time. Indicate the order by a angle bracket ">".
  5. Finally, list other surnames of genealogical importance.

Sample tree:

Contact: John Doe Taylor at john.doe /at/ taylor.net
  1. William Tarlton Taylor, (1759 VA/MD? - 1811 VA) + Elizabeth Hampton
  2. Jonathan Robert Taylor (1780 MD - 1849 TN) + m2 Keziah Jones s
  3. Robert Jonathan Taylor (1802? TN? - 1865 OH) + Hannah Beasley
  4. William Beasley Taylor (1824 TN - 1909 NE) + m3 Dinah Cooper
  5. Andrew Jackson Taylor (1851 TN - 1935 KS) + m2 Sarah xxx
  6. John Daugherty Taylor (1880 KS - 1949 CA) + Rosalyn Rowe
  7. Mr. Taylor, (living) + living
  8. Kit donor Taylor,

Here are some real examples:

Symbols for the male lineage trees:

Master Listst

A full list of trees for Taylor Family Genes Project members is here. Every project member has a file, whether or not they personally submitted a tree.

To protect privacy from spam-harvesting robots, we have replaced the @ sign in e-mail addresses with " /at/ ". Make the reverse substitution to e-mail the person.

Other Tree Links

The individual trees are linked from many pages in the website where they would be relevant, for example on the matched group and haplogroup pages. 

These trees are linked in various ways throughout the site. Access to the trees may be obtained in either of three ways.

  1. If you know only the kit number, click here for the master list. This page gives a master list of all the trees in numerical order and links to them on this site.
  2. If you know the group assignment, click here and on the link to the particular group's page. Then click the link by the name &  kit#. This permits comparison of trees by those sharing a common male ancestor.
  3. If you know the haplogroup, you can also access it from the haplogroups page.

The tree shows the email address of the contact person for further research discussions along that line. It is the responsibility of the kit owner to send updates and corrections to his tree and email address.  If an email address is no longer valid, we are sorry; we can and do update the addresses as members inform us.

Search Trees

The search box below is for searching this website (including trees) for specific keywords. Note that it will only find pages or files that Google has indexed.

Leave the "only" box checked to restrict the search to this site.

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