Juan Ponce de Leon His New and Revised Genealogyby John J. Browne Ayes
Many books have been written about Juan Ponce de Leon. Many of them fall short because not enough research has been done on the man's life, his ancestors and who his legitimate wife was. The author has spent over ten years researching within the Ministry of Culture Spain to retrieve documents and has come away with some new and exciting discoveries. This book has been written for the historian as well as the amateur genealogist.
John Browne Ayes is an experienced Biogeographical DNA Genealogist and Paleographologist. He has had his yDNA and mtDNA tested and has used the scientific results to empower his research and discovery project which is his personal family genealogy.
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An EARNEST warning to any perspective buyer, especially to any serious student of genealogy: This overpriced read is an amateur's fanciful take on an alternate origin to the Adelantado of La Florida as well as others in the Ponce de Leon family. Browne Ayes' poorly written findings show serious errors, such as asserting Christopher Columbus' and Hernan Cortes' ties to the Ponce de Leon family. In both cases, he assumes too much, basing these connections to men with similar names, but who in fact lived thousands of miles to where they should have been, or to "couples" who in actuality had married others and not the ones he claims. Brown Ayes had a very good source, having used a lot of his speculation off the free online Spanish Archives (PARES.MCU.ES), however, this opportunistic author's feeble research skills do his work in, in a very bad way. Advice (for myself as well the next time): Do your homework on the author first before you decide to buy a book, especially when the title itself makes enormous claims.