ACREE PROJECT HISTORY

September 12, 2017
A new webpage was added to enable Acree males to test privately to determine if they descend from the Virginia or the Maryland Acrees, without first joining our Project or contacting its administrator.
July 22, 2017
An article published in the latest Journal of One-Name Studies related the project's unique success in discovering revealing, genealogically-applicable SNPs that have originated in Acree males during the past 400 years.
July 13, 2017
Oldaker081, whose surname is Oldaker but whose test results match those of the New Jersey Akers family, joined our project.
June 21, 2017
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was augmented as the result of additional SNP tests providing further evidence that multiple distantly-related men adopted variants of the Akers surname (linked to Acree) in Medieval Britain.
June 18, 2017
Test results for Cox080, whose surname is Cox, matched the project's minority haplotype, revealing that he is related in some way to William Akers of MD.
May 30, 2017
Akers078 became the fifth resident of England to join our project. His SNP test results, distinct from those of other Akers participants, provide further evidence that the Akers surname and its variants had multiple origins in the UK.
Test results for Hardage079 (the son of Hardage034) matched the project's minority haplotype.
April 4, 2017
Collier077, whose surname is Collier but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to fifty-three.
March 9, 2017
Test results for Acree076 raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to fifty-two.
Y-DNA and autosomal DNA matches for Hardage034 indicate that the project's minority participants, known as the "Maryland Acrees," relate to the Akridge, as well as the Akers, family.
January 26, 2017
Test results for Acree075 raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to fifty-one.
November 22, 2016
Myers073, whose surname is Myers but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-nine.
Test results for Acree074 raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to fifty.
September 8, 2016
Test results for Acree071 raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-eight.
August 14, 2016
Wells072, whose surname is Wells but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-seven.
Test results for Acra070, a fourth descendant of Jacob Acra of Middlesex Co. VA, matched those of Acree029, another Jacob descendant - establishing an ancestral haplotype for Jacob's descendants and confirming an Acree/Acra connection.
June 5, 2016
Brown069, son of Brown037, whose test results also match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-six.
May 14, 2016
Test results for Acree068 raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-five.
April 14, 2016
Test results for Acree065, a third descendant of Lewis Acree of WV, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-four.
Test results for Acree066, a third descendant of William Acree of MD, increased the number of participants who match the project's minority haplotype.
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of extensive SNP testing that has revealed additional haplogroup subclades pertaining to our project's Maryland Acree/Akers minority.
March 23, 2016
Test results for Gibson067, whose surname is Gibson, the fourth resident of England to become a project participant, matched the project's minority haplotype, revealing that he is related in some way to William Akers of MD.
February 27, 2016
Test results for Phillips064, whose surname is Phillips, matched the project's minority haplotype, revealing that he is related in some way to William Akers of MD.
February 1, 2016
Test results for Cox063, whose surname is Cox, matched the project's minority haplotype, revealing that he is related in some way to William Akers of MD.
December 1, 2015
Test results for Acree060, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-three.
October 26, 2015
SNP test results for Acree033 indicated that he and his cousin, Akrie017, did not descend from John Acree, Sr. of NC, as deduced earlier, but rather from John's brother, Joshua Acree of VA.
October 8, 2015
Test results for Acree062, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-two.
Test results for Acree061, another descendant of Abraham Acree of VA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty-one.
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of further SNP testing.
July 31, 2015
Test results for Acree058, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to forty.
July 29, 2015
Test results for Acree056, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-nine.
July 27, 2015
Test results for Shepherd059, whose surname is Shepherd but whose test results distantly approximate those of the Maryland Acrees, joined our project.
July 12, 2015
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of extensive SNP testing that has revealed numerous haplogroup subclades for our project's Maryland Acree/Akers minority.
July 1, 2015
Test results for Acree057, another descendant of Abraham Acree of VA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-eight.
June 29, 2015
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of SNP testing that has enabled specific descent from "Cashie" John Acree, Sr. (c1735-1814) of Bertie Co. NC to be verified inexpensively by a single SNP test.
May 27, 2015
Test results for Acree053 (a grandson of Acree001), another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-seven.
May 9, 2015
Test results for Acree055 (a son of Acree044), another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-six.
April 24, 2015
Test results for Acree054 (a grandson of Acree001), another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-five.
April 5, 2015
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of SNP testing that has enabled descent from the Virginia Acrees to be verified inexpensively by a single SNP test.
February 15, 2015
An inexpensive, private Y-DNA (STR) test to verify descent from the Virginia Acrees, on the basis of the majority haplotype's distinguishing microallele, was implemented at the YSEQ firm, where our project began to test occasionally.
January 30, 2015
Test results for Akers052 matched those of Akers048, establishing an ancestral haplotype for William Akers of NJ.
January 28, 2015
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was edited as the result of SNP testing that revealed modern-era subclades for the Virginia Acree majority.
January 10, 2015
Test results for Acree051 did not match those of other project participants.
November 1, 2014
The Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage was re-written to include new findings and speculation regarding the haplogroup subclades to which project participants belong.
September 21, 2014
Test results for Acree050 (a son of Acree015), another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-four.
August 18, 2014
Dacre049, whose test results are unique, joined our project.
July 9, 2014
Akers048, a descendant of William Akers of NJ, joined our project.
July 8, 2014
Collier047, whose surname is Collier but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-three.
June 5, 2014
Ancestry.com announced that it would cease testing for Y-DNA, on which our project depends, and would no longer display Y-DNA test results. Our project began testing primarily with FTDNA.
May 13, 2014
Y-DNA SNP testing revealed a more refined haplogroup designation for the majority of our participants, who descend from William Acree of VA (c1710-c1767), as discussed in the Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage - supporting our project's long-held belief that William descended from a family who lived in the western English/Scottish border area during Medieval times.
February 28, 2014
Martins046, whose surname is Martins but whose test results approximate those of the Virginia Acrees - indicating a common ancestor who lived in the British Isles a couple thousand years ago, joined our project.
February 4, 2014
The Acree Surname DNA Project - Test Results webpage was created, as an alternative way to view participants' genetic profiles, which could also be seen on the Ancestry.com and FTDNA websites.
December 12, 2013
Peel045, whose surname is Peel but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-two.
June 29, 2013
Test results for Acree044, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty-one.
June 10, 2013
Test results for Ackers043, the third resident of England to become a project participant, did not match those of other participants.
March 22, 2013
Test results for Akers042 became the second resident of England to join our project.
December 4, 2012
The project was established additionally at the Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) testing firm, to run concurrently with its continued presence at Ancestry.com.
November 27, 2012
The Acree One-Name Study was established at the Guild of One-Name Studies to work in tandem with the project.
July 9, 2012
William Acree of MD (1752-1833), the progenitor of a substantial minority of Acrees living in the U.S., was deduced, on the basis of an Akers DNA match and circumstantial evidence, to be a son of William Akers (1726-1765), whose British family had settled a couple generations earlier in southern New Jersey.
July 1, 2012
Y-DNA SNP testing revealed a more refined haplogroup subclade designation for the majority of our participants, who descend from William Acree of VA (c1710-c1767), as discussed in the Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage - indicating that William descended from Germanic or Scandinavian ancestors who invaded England during the first millennium AD.
March 23, 2012
Test results for Acree041, who at the time was considered to be our first descendant of Joshua Acree of VA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to thirty.
December 2, 2011
Test results for Acra040, a third descendant of Jacob Acra of Middlesex Co. VA, were unique to our project. In particular, they did not match the results of Acree029 or Acra036, the other descendants - disallowing genetic confirmation that Jacob was unrelated to Colonial progenitors William Acree of VA and William Acree of MD.
November 5, 2011
Test results for Acree039, a second descendant of Lewis Acree of WV, provided evidence that many Acrees living in West Virginia descend from the Virginia Acrees and raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-nine.
October 26, 2011
Test results for Acree038, a second descendant of Jasper Newton Acree, the patrilineal ancestor of many Acrees, matched the results of Acree013, the project's earlier Jasper descendant, establishing Jasper's ancestral haplotype.
August 19, 2011
Test results for Acra036, a second descendant of Jacob Acra of Middlesex Co. VA, were unique to our project. In particular, they did not match the results of Acree029, the other descendant of Jacob.
August 10, 2011
Brown037, whose surname is Brown but whose test results match those of the Virginia Acrees, joined our project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-eight.
July 1, 2011
Y-DNA SNP testing revealed a more refined haplogroup subclade designation for our participants who descend from William Acree of MD, as discussed in the Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage.
May 20, 2011
Test results for Acrey035, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-seven.
April 1, 2011
Test results for Acree033, who we later determined to be our second descendant of Joshua Acree of VA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-six.
March 29, 2011
Test results for Hardage034, whose surname is Hardage, matched the project's minority haplotype, revealing that he is a descendant of William Acree of MD and that his father, an orphan of unknown parentage, was therefore an Acree by birth.
January 26, 2011
Test results for Acree032, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-five.
September 24, 2010
Test results for Acree031, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-four.
July 14, 2010
Test results for Acree030, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-three.
May 15, 2010
Test results for Acree029, a descendant of Jacob Acra of Middlesex Co. VA, did not match those of other project participants.
April 22, 2010
Test results for Acree028, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-two.
March 17, 2010
Test results for Acree027, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty-one.
March 10, 2010
Test results for Acree026, another descendant of Abraham Acree of VA, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to twenty.
November 24, 2009
Test results for Acree025 (the son of Acree001), another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to nineteen.
October 17, 2009
SNP testing revealed an amplified haplogroup subclade designation for the Virginia Acrees - our majority matching participants, as discussed in the Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage.
April 30, 2009
Test results for Acree023, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of the project's majority matching participants to eighteen.
April 27, 2009
Williamson024, an uncle of Williamson019, whose test results also matched the Virginia Acree haplotype, joined the project, raising the total of the project's majority matching participants to seventeen. The probable adoption, in eastern Tennessee two hundred years ago, of a grandson of Abraham Acree of VA by these Williamsons' patrilineal ancestor was discovered.
February 28, 2009
R1b haplogroup subclades to which our majority and minority matching participants belong indicate that both originated in Britain, as discussed in the Deep Ancestry section of the Earlier Acrees webpage.
February 19, 2009
Test results for Acrea022, a second descendant of William Acree of MD, matched those of Acree011, our earlier descendant - confirming that a second prolific Acree progenitor immigrated to colonial America, creating a minority set of matching participants, and establishing an Acree/Acrea family connection.
January 29, 2009
Test results for Acree021, whose lineage is unknown beyond his grandfather, raised the total of matching participants to sixteen.
January 8, 2009
Test results for Acree020, a descendant of Lewis Acree of West Virginia, did not match those of other project participants.
November 23, 2008
Test results for Williamson019, whose surname is Williamson, matched the haplotype of the Virginia Acrees, with an unknown ancestral relationship to them, raising the total of matching participants to fifteen.
November 3, 2008
A working relationship was established with the relatively new Acres Surname Y-DNA Project (later discontinued) that was testing participants in the British Isles named Acres, Ackers and Akers to evaluate their ancestral commonality.
October 8, 2008
Test results for Acree018, another descendant of Abraham Acree of VA, raised the total of matching participants to fourteen.
August 18, 2008
Test results for Akrie017, who we later determined to be our first descendant of Joshua Acree of VA, raised the total of matching participants to thirteen and established an Acree/Akrie family relationship.
August 10, 2008
Test results for Acree013, a descendant of Jasper Newton Acree, an orphan born in Kentucky who is the patrilineal ancestor of many Acrees, did not match those of other project participants.
August 1, 2008
Test results for Acree014, our first descendant of Abraham Acree of Caroline Co. VA, raised the total of matching participants to twelve, established that Abraham was closely related to both William Acree of GA and John Acree, Sr. of NC, and strengthened the case that the three were sons of William Acree of Hanover Co. VA.
July 31, 2008
Test results for Acree016, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of matching participants to eleven.
July 31, 2008
Test results for Acree015, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of matching participants to ten.
July 21, 2008
Test results for Acree012, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of matching participants to nine.
July 11, 2008
Test results for Acree011, a descendant of William Acree of MD, did not match those of William Acree of GA and John Acree, Sr. of NC, indicating that a second prolific Acree progenitor, from an entirely different family, came to colonial America.
March 11, 2008
Test results for Acree010, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of matching participants to eight.
September 7, 2007
Test results for Acree009, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of matching participants to seven.
August 9, 2007
Test results for Acree008, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of matching participants to six.
June 18, 2007
The Relative Genetics firm was acquired by Ancestry.com. Our project was automatically transferred there.
May 1, 2007
Test results for Acres007,the first resident of England to become a project participant, did not match those of other participants.
April 13, 2007
Test results for Acrey006, another descendant of William Acree of GA, raised the total of matching participants to five and established an Acree/Acrey family relationship.
February 28, 2007
Test results for Acree005 did not match those of other project participants.
November 6, 2006
Test results for Acree004, another descendant of John Acree, Sr. of NC, raised the total of matching participants to four.
October 19, 2006
Test results for Acree003, our first descendant of William Acree of Wilkes Co. GA, raised the total of matching participants to three and established that William Acree of GA was closely related to John Acree, Sr. of NC - suggesting that both were sons of William Acree of Hanover Co. VA (c1710-c1767).
August 31, 2006
A press release issued jointly by Relative Genetics and SMGF cited the project as an excellent example of the value and promise of genetic testing.
August 10, 2006
The project administrator initiated the Acree Surname DNA Project, selected Relative Genetics as its testing firm, created this website, and identified himself as Acree001. The matching acquaintance became Acree002.
June 28, 2006
The project administrator received his Y-DNA test results from the Relative Genetics testing firm and, within the database at the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation's (SMGF) website, found a perfect match with an acquaintance whose lineage he recognized, which, like his, extended to "Cashie" John Acree, Sr. (c1735-1814) of Bertie Co. NC. Testing additional markers solidified the match.

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