I cannot believe with all the Parsons there are that I have not had one y-dna match. My family dates back to William Parsons and Polly Craig, about 1745. Familytreedna.com has a sale on the 37 marker y-dna test until the end of August for 119.00 plus shipping. It would be so nice to connect with another Parsons family. I know that they all had large families so can't figure out why no one is testing. I think we come from a castle in Birr, Ireland but cannot be sure unless and until we have some matches that can trace their ancestry there.