Why, How, How Much, and Where to sign-up to receive a DNA test kit.
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Please Add Your DNA to the Project !!!
Calling all males with one of the variants of our surname. As of July 2004, we have Project Status with DNA Heritage. The link below will take you to the "Join Form" for this project. 23 markers are pre-selected.
Once you fill out the form, you will be sent a kit. No money is required until after the test is sent to the lab for testing, and DNA Heritage will invoice you. Please read the section below on how to find the results you want. Also please be sure that you or the person you want to take the test is a direct male descendant carrying the surname.
Why This Project
If we can get a number of male individuals from known lines with any of the surname spellings tested in this first go around, we should be able to differentiate between the spellings. In addition, we should be able to associate some unknown families with a known line. It all depends on the number and line of individual tested. More tests and more markers means more information, and more possibilities of differentiation.
How This Project Will Work
Once you sign up, you will be sent two access codes for the Oracle Database. These access codes allow you to see the progress of your test, and the results. The project administator and co-administrator also have these access codes. If you do not wish us to see this information please order an individual test and send me the results. Private information, including the names of participants tested, will NOT be published on the web.
Results take 4 to 5 weeks after submission of the swabs. You will be sent a copy of your individual results, access codes, and and interpretation of the results.
The administrators will also be notified. We will log into your account, copy the results only and we then publish those results on the web at the Results Page. You will only be identified by Sample Code Number. If you provide a genealogy of your line to us, this will also be published on the individual results page. The participant, his father and grandfather, will not be named. Our interpretation of the results in the context of the current Project will be published on the Discussion Blog.
How to Get the Results You Need
As you have learned, DNA, by itself has no value. The results have to compared with some-one else's results to be of any value. Who this other may be, may be hard to find. Here is an example that Family Tree DNA provides.
Here is a graphical depiction of the route of both the y-chromosome and mtDNA through the family tree here:
If you are unsure if a DNA test is for you and your research, please contact us with any quesions you have.
Thank you for your interest and participation!