Family Tree Surname Projects
How would you like to discover family members you never knew you had? Or go deep into the roots of your family tree? Well now you can, and it’s never been easier . Family Tree DNA has the largest DNA database in the country. More than 280-thousand people have joined this 21st century genealogy science by submitting DNA samples for information about their families.
If you have an unusual last name or surname, it’s not surprising others with that surname are your relatives. But what are the chances you’re related to the other Smith’s or Jones’s? That’s where a Y-DNA test comes in. Y is for the Y chromosome found only in men. Men who wish to find out about their ancestry submit a simple and painless cheek swab to Family Tree DNA and the experts in the lab take it from there, matching your genetic makeup with others across the globe.
If you’re a woman seeking information about your paternal heritage, ask a brother or other male relative if they’ll submit a cheek swab for testing. Women lack the Y chromosome and therefore are eligible for a different genetic test called mtDNA.
There are surname projects underway all over the world and Family Tree DNA is at the forefront of this bold new technology. If you want to join in an existing surname project, simply type in your last name in the box above me to see if a project for your surname is underway. If not, consider starting one yourself. It’s only a matter of time before you learn of others both near and far who share a common ancestor with you.
Y-DNA testing at Family Tree DNA. Finding familial bonds in people you’ve not yet met.
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