Administrators and their areas of focus:
New York and Pennsylvania Dymond/Dimond M3 lineage
Diamond Loyalist: Ontario and New York M3 lineage
Newfoundland Diamond/Dimond and New York Dymond/Dimond
Dymond of Hudson's River yDNA Project will continue indefinitely
at FTDNA projects site.
Bookmark these pages:
Dymond of Hudson's River yDNA Project at FTDNA
The study of all
Diamond, Dymond, Dimond etc worldwide;
Diamond and Diamond variants Surname Project at FTDNA
In this surname study Lineage Q-M3 is Lineage E and I-Z140 is
of this site is to research and share Lineage histories.
The study uses Y chromosome DNA to
better understand linkage of our early ancestors in an
era where there are few if any records. It is also a
conduit to connect cousins that family history may be
shared. Participation from all branches is needed
and welcome. Even if you find that your line already has
participated in the study it could be that your
participation will greatly aid our understanding.
Contact the study managers to discuss whether your
participation makes sense.
We would like to hear from you if you have branch family
information you would like to share, or correct/add to lineage histories, or to discuss the
The Dymen of
Hudson's River Y DNA Project Summary
Site rewritten and restructured 2012.
(Please report any error of fact on these pages and
broken or missing links)
The introduction of yDNA technology as a tool in 2002
led to the yDNA study of the D*mon(d) surname in
colonial America. The goal was to learn whether any of
these early family groups were/are linked. This goal was
reached in the spring of 2007.
In July of 2007 the Dymond Lineage of Hudson's River was
split from the greater Diamond yDNA surname study
to focus attention on the one lineage of primary
At the outset the paternal outline of the Dymen of
Hudson's River was based
primarily on three publications.
Genealogy of the Dymond, Williams and Related Families
by Robert H. Dymond covering the Luzerne County, PA branch [A much expanded
version now exists].
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER by Herbert James Malone,
presented to United Empire Loyalist Archives, Adolphustown, 1992 covered
the Fredericktown, Ontario branch.
The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, Historical
and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent
4 by Frank Doherty This is an amalgamation of the earlier two works with
research related to the Settlers of Beekman Patent in Dutchess County,
Beekman Patent Outline
There are now hundreds of Dymond genealogies in personal
ancestry program files on the World Wide Web based on these
It has been nearly thirty years since the first was
published. A great deal has changed.
Errors have been found in each of these
genealogies. This is to be expected. As Robert H. Dymond
said in his book,
"A genealogy is
never completed, for there are always new events occurring,
new discoveries made, and ever-present errors to be
corrected. Many defects spring from the very nature of what
is attempted and no one can avoid them.........".
and additions have been made to the genealogies.
The information presented by
this project is updated as required to
remain current and as accurate as possible.
The lineage as theorized in the Settlers of Beekman Patent begins with Edward Dimond of Beekman Patent and
his sons, Johannes1723, Marcus1726, and Jacob1744
and links Pennsylvania and Ontario branches of
Matthew Dymond1740-1839 ,
Jacob Diamond 1756-1813
, John Diamond 1762-1848
to Edward thru these
Prior to 2007
it was assumed that all D*mond along the Hudson River
were members of the Edward Dimond family of Beekman
Two Distinct Lineages-
Q-M3 and I-I-Z140
Between 2007 and 2009 several Y DNA participants
thought to descend from Marcus Dymond1790
of Stephentown, NY were yDNA tested. While matching each other they were not
a match to the previously defined Q-M3 rooted D*mond
lineage that are linked to Edward Dimond of Beekman
Patent. This new lineage is defined by their deep
ancestral root I-Z140.
it was found that a separate branch of the I-Z140
lineage was found in Newfoundland in the 1700s.
are used to label the lineages of this study.