By 1770, there were a bewildering number of AMBROSE families in Frederick County, Maryland, and the adjacent areas of Virginia and Pennsylvania. By 1850, descendants of those families had migrated south from Maryland to Florida and west to California, and settled in many states or territories between. In researching my own AMBROSE family (Henry of Berkeley Springs, Virginia), I discovered different family lines had settled in the same vicinity at the same time, and I needed to identify them to track my own ancestors. Thus, the site has grown to encompass not only my own German Ambrose family, but several others, including English, Irish, and some whose European roots are not yet known.
While records are difficult if not impossible to find in the 17th and 18th century, we now have the advantage of DNA testing to confirm family lines as we have believed them to be. If you have documented your descent, by being tested you can help others find their ancestors. If you are still seeking your ancestors, comparing your DNA results with others can help to verify your Ambrose lineage.
The search for our roots can take us down some fascinating paths, but the search can be frustrating. The purpose of this site is to share all of the information we have collected, and perhaps help you break through your own "brick wall". However, these pages contain family legend and hearsay as well as other possibly inaccurate information. Genealogy research is NOT an exact science. Always verify.