I considered calling this blog entry ‘Put up or Shut up’ as I advise followers to this de Lacy Chronicles site and its sister Facebook page. That if you can retrace your Lacy name down four or five generations to the 19th century. Probably your Lacy name will go right back to Lassy in Normandy (i.e.; pre-1066). On our de Lacy Family Tree page I pose the question about my branch of the Lacy family.
Are we related to Gen Sir George de Lacy Evans? Who claims links back to General Peirce de Lacy who again claimed links back to William Gorm de Lacy and the Walter de Lacy Baronial family which links directly to Lord Hugh de Lacy Lord of Lassy, Calvados in Normandy? The line goes back to Norway in the ninth century.
Well, I have put up and subscribed to a DNA testing company and submitted a swab sample to them. It surprised me it involves so many companies in this business. After some research on the merits of each company, my choice was Living DNA they offered a more assertive study of the paternal line or following the Y chromosomes in my sample.
It will also give me information down the maternal line. My driving interest is however whether my DNA agrees with my assumption that my Lacy family ancestors reached back to Lassy in 11th century Normandy.
They have told me that it will take a couple of months before I receive the report from Living DNA at that time I will post in the blog what the results show.