Stockton DNA Project Background

August 23, 2017.


A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son, like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father’s Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father’s father’s father’s…) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test.

We are undertaking the use of Genetic Analysis to further the genealogical study of our Stockton ancestors and family lines. After many years of researching our own elusive ancestors, helping other researchers and learning of the various disputes among Stockton genealogists, we have decided to use the newest tool in genealogy research, "DNA testing". This project will not take the place of your own traditional documentary research, but we hope to provide a companion tool for you to verify your own research, determine relationships and establish family lines.

Knowingly, we will solve some mysteries and create others, but hopefully this project will enable you to find answers to your own family mysteries. For our Stockton cousins who don't know where they fit into the Stockton Family Tree, donating DNA to this project will help you connect to your "Genetic Cousins"

This is an ongoing research project that will be expanding with each new Stockton DNA donor. With the participation of our Stockton cousins in the United Kingdom, we have forged a bridge across the water, providing additional genetic pools and ancestors. "The Stockton DNA Project" will be a valuable resource for our English and Irish cousins to trace Stockton ancestors that may have emigrated to the United States and continue the bloodline. We hope you join us in our endeavour to Discover New Ancestors (DNA).

How Do I Join ?........ 
If you are a male with the Stockton surname, you are eligible to join the "Stockton DNA Surname Project" all testing is done through "Family Tree DNA". Testing can begin with a low level Y-12 marker test at $59, but a good place to start is with the Y-25 or Y-37 kit, also available are Y-67 and Y-111 marker test kits for a higher dna sample rate. The test procedure is performed by utilizing a mouth swab. Please go to the membership page for more information.

To join and participate in the FTDNA Stockton project click here