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Autosomal DNA

Autosomal DNA testing is the latest breakthrough in genetics and can be a useful tool in genealogy. In 2009, 23and Me launched their test dubbed “Relative Finder”. Following on their heals in 2010, Family Tree DNA launched “Family Finder” and in 2012, Ancestry launched “AncestryDNA” which was at the time more affordable solution. Since then prices have dropped and all three offer the test for $99.

Query: McCutchan Children

This photo of McCutchan children was purchased from the Antique Mall in Lexington Va. The dealer, who was selling it, purchased it at auction in either Augusta or Rockingham Co., VA. It is a daguerreotype with the writing on the back. While it is faint, you can plainly make out “Annie A. or H. McCutchan”, “Peach Grove, Virginia”, “Middlebrook” and “ Augusta County”. The boys names are not legible. The image likely dates to the period 1848 – 1855.

The Homeplace Rose

By: David Lindsey Whaley

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The McCutchen Trace has about 200 members who are McCutchens or descendants of McCutchens. We spell our names McCutchen, McCutcheon, and McCutchan and have heard of people spelling it McCutchin. Some of us are related some of us aren't, and some of us probably are but we aren't totally sure how. We have just moved to a new website and don't have the online store up so if you are interested in membership please fill out the attached for and sent it in with a check for $10 for regular membership and $5 for digital membership. With digital membership the newsletter is emailed to you so make sure to give us a email address if you chose that option. If you have any questions use the contact us page.

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