How about taking the Bangle Files to the next level? Curious? Let me explain.
While I am still working on the paper trail, why not getting some help from new tools available to us? Y-DNA tests are what I am talking about.
The Bangle descendants Facebook Group has suggested that we create a Y-DNA group on Family Tree DNA. And so we did.
For that purpose, we are looking for male persons bearing the Bangle, Bengle or Bingle surname, who are either from Québec—or anywhere else in Canada—or from the United States who are willing to take the test and whose ancestor is one of the four men mentioned below:
- William Bangle, married to Marie Tourville around 1794
- Louis Bangle, married to Angélique Duhaut-Jasmin in 1817
- Joseph Bangle, married to Theodate Yeaton in 1828
- Philip Bangle, married to Polly Ann Loing in 1837
Our goal: finding out if all these men descend from Adam Bangle, who was the first to came from Germany to North America in 1764.
Your surname is Bangle but you do not know your ancestry; if such is the case, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to find it out for you. Your surname is Bangle and you are from German ancestry but your ancestor is not Adam Bangle? Why not join the group anyway? Or maybe you have already been tested? We’d love you to join our group!
Also, kindly spread the word—share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, emails with your family!
Maybe some Bangle, Bengle or Bingle are to be found among your friends or acquaintances? Share this post with them as well!
Hopefully, this will lead to put the Bangle puzzle together… or at least to gather a few more pieces!
If you read this before April 26, 2016, please note that there is a DNA sale going on at Family Tree DNA. All the details here!
Of course, the paper trail research will resume in two weeks.