Membership Information

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 for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.

Types of test carried out by familytreedna are as follows:

Y- DNA12 -- Male 12 Marker Paternal Test $59

Y- DNA25 -- Male 25 Marker Paternal test $109

Y- DNA37 -- Male 37 Marker Paternal Test $169

Y - DNA67 -- Male 67 Marker Paternal Test $269

Each order is good for one DNA kit and will add the person to the Surname Project.


What can DNA testing Determine?


Determine relationships 
Establish family lines 
Identify a generation where an unknown adoption or extramarital event occurred 
Show migration and ancestor's land of origin
Connect with "Genetic Cousins" of different surnames 
Determine timeframe for "Most Recent Common Ancestor" (MRCA) between family lines 
Determine that traditional documentary research is accurate & scientifically verify 

Basic questions about DNA and Genealogy are answered in this page.

Frequently Asked Questions