- a reasonably exhaustive search;
- complete and accurate source citations;
- analysis and correlation of the collected information;
- resolution of any conflicting evidence; and
- a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.
Recent DNA tests show that few Kennedy's are related, and we've had one Kenly test but no match yet. However, there are also Kinleys that match, too. Take the DNA test to figure out your family line, help build the database and distinquish family lines.
Feb 09 NEWS -- The Georgia Kenerly - Kennerly families are related to the other US Kennerly's thru Thomas Erastus Kennerly. A descendant of Thomas Erastus has tested with an exact match and even has the unique distinquishing marker that all other Kennerly's to date possess.
Dec 08 NEWS ... and we have some news ... the Maryland Kennerly's are definitely related to the Virginia Kennerly's and as a result of DNA testing, we've also learned that at least some Kinley's dating back to the 1700's in North Carolina are also related. So, our "family" is much bigger than previously thought. And all go back to Cheshire England, where the family can be found as far back as the 1500's at least.
22 Oct 08 NEWS - Several new DNA project test results have revealed surprising connections. In addition, we have 4 tests pending to include test on Maryland, Kentucky, English, and North Carolina descendants. Check out the DNA project website for more info at: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Kenerley
For English/UK Kennerley - Kennerly etc family info, check out previous Newsletters (links below).
For additional info not posted, contact me at: kenerley4 @ msn.com
No spaces and note my last name spelling (my grt grndfather changed it from Kennerly in the 1800s!!!).
The purpose of this website is to help identify and sort out the various Kennerly, Kenerly, etc ... family lines from England, Ireland, and Scotland who immigrated to the US. After extensive genealogical research, we've found "Kennerly" lineages range further across Europe and the US than previously thought: From England, Scotland, Ireland, and even Germany, "Kennerly's" immigrated to VA, MD, SC, GA, FL, AL, AR, TX, KY, TN, CA, IN, IL, OR, SD/ND, MI, OK ... almost every state in the US as well as Canada.
We'd like to hear from you -- Where was your Kennerly family from? We'll help you find out! We have several researchers assisting this effort and have a tremendous amount of information on the family from all over the US - 49 states!!! I'm sure we can find evidence in Hawaii and Canada, we just haven't looked. But ask about New Zealand and Australia!
A big challenge to research is that the Kennerly name was (more often than not) mispelled!!! Varations in offical records/documents include: Kennerly, Kennerley, Kenerly, Kenerley, Kinnerly, Kinnerley ... Kennery, Kemmery, Kinnery ... Kinly, Kinley, Kenly, Kenley ... and even McKenderly, McKinly and Kennedy ... Cannerly, Connelly ... and every combination of lettering of the above, too. This was because record keepers and census takers either misunderstood, our ancestor's mispronounciation, or transcription or transposition errors ... and so, some of those (mis)spelling variations have continued to present day. No matter how the spelling variations occured, it greatly complicates tracking the Kennerly family lineages.
Visit the Kennerly - Kenerley DNA project website: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Kenerley/
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Arkansas Kennerly family:
Kentucky Soldiers War of 1812
For more links, check our DNA page and my NC Kennerly pages!