Have you joined the lists yet?
Merrick: In the present family line we have the famous producer Daniel W. Merrick of Hollywood son of David Merrick, a clearly Jewish Origin. Then we have me, Daniel W. Merrick, Ph.D. son of Robert W. Merrick son of Walter T. Merrick. Did we come from the same line? Why is my name the exact same as David Merrick’s son? I was raised protestant but still believe myself to be a Jew. Is it an inner spiritual sense or is my research on the family line, which I love so well, the result of an ancient fraud?
Manuscripts from Wales and England, the Vatican and Scotland, seem to be telling us a story which I have published in ‘The History and Genealogy of Merrick’ a compliment to the George Byron Merrick book from 1902. In addition I have one of the only surviving copies of Alice Meyrick’s Genealogy which recounts her work as an advisor to ‘Gone With The Wind’, the story of the southern Meyrick lines.
My Merrick lines are from Mostyn MS. 117 which dates from the late thirteenth century. The earliest being Peniarth MS.45 of the second half of the thirteenth century. It overlaps with both the Harleian MS. 3859 and the Jesus College MS.20 (998-1400) Now during the period of the Safrahime, 400BC to 70AD, many bought genealogy to claim kinship to Abraham. So are we really Jews as the manuscripts suggest? Did we come from Merari? (Num.26:57) Only our DNA will tell. To match, I need one Male and myself from the clear line of Israel Merrick from Md. and Tioga County PA. That will give us a base to compare with the Welsh lines and create a data base to grow from.If you want to know which side of the DNA tree for the Merrick line your leaf sprouted, please join.
For More Click Here: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Merrick
Join the Rootsweb List at: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/m/merrick-foundation.html#MERRICK-FOUNDATION