I manage the BLANCHARD-L Mail List at RootsWeb and we are conducting a Genealogy DNA project to help resolve several questions about some of the early BLANCHARD immigrants to America.
A number of our List members are participating in the project but we need to find more test subjects to fill a few of the critical slots. The testing involves Y-chromosome analysis, so we require living, direct male descendants.
In particular, we are looking for descendants of Thomas BLANCHARD (c1590-1654) through his eldest son George.
I believe that Francis B. Blanchard, b 1863 Farmington, Tioga, PA is a Thomas > George descendant. Francis was a physician and in 1913, was living in Lake View, Montcalm, MI. If you have any knowledge of Francis or information about his possible living, male descendants, please contact me.
Thanks for your help and if you are interested in our BLANCHARD Family DNA Project, we would be glad to share the public results with you.