We’ve had a request from Dr Alan Holdcroft…
Are you a Holdcroft who is interested in genealogy, and with ancestors in Norton-in-the-Moors/Norton Green, or known to be one of the ‘descendants of Walter Holdcroft b ~1600 Norton-le-moors’.
I am a member of an international genetic genealogy group ‘U-106 haplogroup’ whose purpose is to carry out genealogical DNA testing on the Y (male) chromosome, with the purpose of identifying common ancestry in the more distant genealogical past (pre-surnames) and inferring their origins and migrations.
In our case we’re (most probably) not part of the 70%-ish majority ‘indigenous’ English males, so when and from where did we come to Britain – as Belgae, with the influx of Germanic tribes, or Franks (with the Norman invasion)? By pooling results, resources and testing to see who matches who, we can make inferences about this.