Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/hall
Contact: Mr David Hall
The study into the name HALL is rapidly developing in this age of communications. Research commenced slowly several decades ago in England when many parish records were still held in locked chests inside churches and the 1871 census had not long become available for public viewing.
The task to cover the name HALL worldwide is daunting. Most of the genealogical material collected so far relates to England, centred in Northumberland and Durham and extends into the borders with Scotland. From this region, and other parts of the UK, HALL families have migrated all around the world and in this sence the study is already worldwide.
It is hoped that many other enthusiasts will enjoy helping with this project by sharing information on their HALL families.
There is a HALL dna project at Familytreedna (www.familytreedna.com) which interested Halls and Hall relatives are encouraged to join.
There are also a number of HALL dna web sites being developed by others, with forums.
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