Are there any people with the Beardsley or Beardslee surname interested in testing and sharing dna information?
I have compiled information on nine people who have tested either y-dna or family finder (autosomal). Seven of the nine have lineages going back to William Beardsley (the immigrant, husband of Mary Harvie) and our dna confirms the close family relationship. Two of the testers' results indicate that they do not descend genetically from a Beardsley ancestor. Based on this data we have a fairly good dna baseline for the Beardsley family, but the sample size is still too small to clearly define the family lines (though some patterns are hinted at).
There are two new tests available for the y-dna, Full Genomes and the Big Y test just announced by ftdna. These tests are relatively pricey, but would reveal a tremendous amount of information for those interested in using dna to define/confirm lineages within the Beardsley family.
If there are others who have tested, or plan to test, I would be very happy to share the information I have. I have put together an Excel spreadsheet with the known information which I am willing to send to other testers so that we can compare and analyze results.