Beyond the Paper Records The link below goes to an article by Susan Meates published in the bookzine Discover your Ancestors. DNA testing enables you to make discoveries beyond the paper records. This article describes a journey of fascinating family history discoveries as a result of using Y-DNA testing. 310 men in 17 countries were tested. A step by step systematic approach is covered, and the DNA results are provided. Surname distribution maps and early recordings were also utilized. Discoveries were made about the family trees, the surname, and surname evolution. An unknown variant was also discovered. Published in 2017. Link: Article_DYA_2017_Beyond_the_Paper_Records.pdf.