Free DNA Tests


It is possible to get a free DNA test whether or not you are able to make it to Back to Our Past. These tests are sponsored by Project Administrators who run specific projects at FTDNA (FamilyTreeDNA). Most of them are members of ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy). 

Have a look below to see if your surname is on the list. If it is, you can either come to the FTDNA stand at Back to Our Past and see if you qualify for the free test, or else you could contact the relevant Project Administrator privately to make enquiries and (if you qualify) they will arrange for the test to be sent to you in the post.

Free DNA Tests at Back to Our Past

The testing is carried out by FTDNA (FamilyTreeDNA) who are sponsoring the DNA Lectures at Back to Our Past and who have a stand at the event where you can have your DNA taken by a simple mouth swab. ISOGG volunteers will be on hand to offer advice on the various DNA tests available, answer any questions you have, and help you decide which test is most suitable to address your own particular situation. Then there is a simple form to fill out with your name, email address, contact details, and payment information. The swabbing takes two minutes - one minute for your left cheek, and one minute for your right cheek - and then you're done.

The sample will be shipped off to the lab and you will be sent an email as soon as it arrives there. You will also be emailed a password which you will use (together with your kit number) to access your results on your own personal webpage, provided by FTDNA. Your results will be posted here in about 6-10 weeks and again, you will receive an email when they have been posted. In the meantime you can explore the FTDNA Learning Centre and fill out your ancestry details on your personal webpage.


Free DNA Tests via Project Administrators directly

Certain Project Admins are willing to consider fully or partially sponsored DNA tests for people with specific surnames. These are detailed in the table on the ISOGG Free DNA Tests webpage and only partially reproduced below. These free DNA tests are offered directly via the Project Admins or at genealogy events, like Back to Our Past, or Who Do You Think You Are, or Family History Shows.

Always check the ISOGG webpage for the most up-to-date list of surnames and the eligibility criteria. Usually this means that you will have to provide them with a copy of your family tree, or at least your direct male line, or a link to your online tree - the requirements vary from Admin to Admin. Anyone wishing to avail of the free sponsored DNA testing can check the eligibility criteria and make enquiries directly to the Admins concerned by consulting the table on the ISOGG website.  If the Admin judges you to be a suitable candidate, they will usually arrange for a test kit to be sent to you in the post. Then all you have to do is swab your cheek, stick it in the post in the envelope provided, and 6-10 weeks later you'll get your results.

Would you like to sponsor a test for someone else?

If you are a Project Administrator and would like to have your surname of interest added to the list, please leave a comment below with the specific details or email me directly by clicking here and I will add it to the list. Please use the same format as that on the ISOGG webpage or simply cut and paste from the fictional GLEESON example below:
Project NameName VariationsContact InformationRequirements
GLEESON


Gleason, Glisson, Glissane
For further details contact the Project Administrator at
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GLEESON
to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.
A free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for any GLEESON (or variant) who turns up at the FTDNA stand at BTOP or WDYTYA and can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland, and who is not closely related to anyone already in the project. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis.

Projects offering a free DNA test (full details on the ISOGG webpage at www.isogg.org/wiki/Free_DNA_tests)

Project NameName VariationsContact InformationRequirements
BarryBarre, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Barrivane, Barry, Barrymore, deBarra, deBarre, deBarri, deBary, DuBarry, and others with direct documentation of a paternal relationshipContact the Barry Surname Project administrator, Jim Barry, at jbarry6899@me.com

Also, please visit the Earls of Barrymore DNA Project, the first effort to test ancestral DNA from the remains of a member of the Anglo-Norman-Irish aristocracy. Free tests are available for selected contributors to the project.
Free introductory (12 marker) YDNA test for any man who is paternally related to any of the following:
  • The original Barry settlers in Ireland who arrived with the Norman-Welsh invasion in the 12th century
  • Colonel Charles Barry of Santry, Ireland (1660-1730)
  • James Redmond Barry of Donoughmore, Cork, Ireland, last claimant in 1825 to the title of Earl of Barrymore
  • John Smith-Barry of Cheshire, England (1725-1784)
  • The deBari or deBary family of Tournai, Belgium
The relationship must be established on the basis of primary documentation, which may include genealogical books and published pedigrees, but may not be based only on online family trees.
BartonFor further information, contact the administrator of theBARTON DNA Project.The BARTON DNA Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test to a male BARTON with defined ancestry to a specific time and location in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France or any other European country who is not closely related to a male BARTON who has already tested.
BoltBOLT, BOULT, BOALT, BOLDT, BOLTEThe BOLT DNA PROJECT Administrator
FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the BOLT (and variants) surname who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway.* (American military base births excluded)
  • Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator
BonnellBonnell, Bunnell, Burnell, Bonell, BunellContact Project Administrators listed athttps://www.familytreedna.com/public/BNL_dna/Free initial Y-DNA tests for MALES with documented ancestry of several generations of subject surnames in UK and Western Europe areas (Reviewed on a case-by-case basis).
BooneBOONE, BOON, deBOHUNFor further details contact the administrator of theBoone DNA Project.A free 37 marker Y-DNA test is available for any BOONE, BOON or de BOHUN.
BraceyBrace, Bracey, Bracie, Bracy, Bracye, Braissie, Brase, Brasee, Brasie, Brassey, Brassie, Brassy, Brasye, Braszi, Brazee, Brazie, Brazy, Brecy, Brescy, Bresei, Bressey, Bressie, Bressy, Bresy and BrissiePlease contact the administrator of the Bracey Y-DNA ProjectA free 12 STR marker Y-DNA test is available to any Bracey, Brace or Brassey male (see variant spellings that qualify) who resides in the USA, Europe or the British Isles and who is willing to both participate in our Bracey Y-DNA Project and provide details for at least three generations of his paternal Bracey ancestry.
BrewertonBruertonFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/BREWERTONto discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.I offer free Y-DNA-37 to any BRUERTON and to any BREWERTON whose line has less than 2 testees. If a Brewerton applied and I did not know his line then I would test him. I run a one-name study and know the family history of most Brewerton's in the UK, but the USA is not as well researched due to lack of records on line. There are Irish families with both names.
BrookshawBruckshawMy name is Nora Probasco and I can be contacted at nprobasco@gmail.com.Offering free 37-marker Y-DNA test. One per each surname, Brookshaw and Bruckshaw.
BunchBunch, BuncheFor further information, contact the administrator of theBunch DNA Project.The Bunch DNA project wants to expand its base beyond the USA: We are offering 12-marker Y-DNA test kits through Family Tree DNA for Bunch family lines that did not come through the United States. We are principally interested in British family lines that remained in Great Britain, but are also interested in recruiting emigrant lines from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean Islands, or wherever else the trail might lead. In most cases (I can't think of any exceptions, offhand) we would be willing to upgrade tests to at least 37 markers at the Project's expense.
BurtonHatcherContact Elizabeth Siskron at this e-mail address: lsiskron@mindspring.comRequires a 5 generation genealogy. Will pay for one test fully. Will pay half for a second person to test. They must not be related to each other. No brothers or father and son,etc.
CairdKatherine Borges, CAIRD DNA Project Administrator
FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any male with the CAIRD surname. Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator
Calhoun/Colquhoun/CalhoonCalhoun; Calhoon; Colquhoun; Kilpatrick; KirkpatrickFor questions, please contact Gail Riddell at riddelldna@gmail.comMales with the surname to the left AND who have a pedigree of at least 4 generations AND who reside in the UK are invited to take a free Y-37 DNA test.
Carpenter CousinsCarpenter, Carpentier, Charpentier and similar variations.
Zimmerman, Timmerman, Simmerman and similar variations.
Send genealogy/pedigree or questions to: John R. Carpenter.
See also our Carpenter Cousins main web page.
The Carpenter Cousins Y-DNA Project is willing to supply a free basic Y-DNA test kit to a qualified living male Carpenter or Zimmerman with a biological ancestry of Carpenter, Zimmerman or similar surname ancestry in England or Continental Europe with genealogy into or earlier than the 1700s. Specifically we are looking for Carpenter/Zimmerman lines not covered by the lineages on our lineage page here.
Those interested in Y-DNA testing should submit their genealogy/pedigree for review.
Cecil-CissellCissell, Gascoyne-Cecil, Saycol, Cecil and similar variationsFor information contact the Cecil-Cissell Project Administrator at: dcissell@gmail.comA free 37-marker Y-DNA test is offered for any family member with the identified surnames of recent British ancestry whose lineage is not yet represented in the project and who are willing to provide family information to help Project efforts.
ChichesterNoneFor further details or questions please contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/chichester/Two free Y-DNA-37 marker tests (one per person) are available for any CHICHESTER who can provide proven Devon ancestry. Our proper candidate is a resident of England or Ireland. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis. No two males from same family please.
ColdwellCOLDWELL, COULDWELLFor further information contact the administrators of theColdwell DNA project.A free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any COLDWELL/COULDWELL of recent British ancestry whose lineage is not yet represented in the project.
CorsonCourson, Coursen, Curzon, Colson, Corsa, Coursey, VroomFor further information, contact the administrator of theCorson DNA project.Free 37-marker DNA tests are available for men who can document at least 3 generations of male-line descent from a progenitor with the surname CORSON, COURSON, CURZON, COURCON, or a similar variant who was born in Europe, particularly Scotland, France, or England.
CourtneyCourtney, CourtenayFor further information, contact the administrator of theCourtney DNA project.A free 12-marker Y-DNA test for any male with the surname of Courtney - Courtenay documented ancestry for five generations of proven Irish genealogy and currently living in Ireland.
Coverly Family FinderCoverley, Coverly, deCoverly, Andrews, Baber, Barber, Barker, Bougourd, Carlton, Ayres, Crane, Fuller, Gayner, Glover, Hart, Hooton, Howitt, James, Knight, Langdon, Lloyd, Longman, Luttman, McGuire, Mitchell, Poole, Ridley, Rogers, Veale, Wills - and other branches.For further details, contact the administrator at Coverly FamilyFinder projectYou may be eligible for free autosomal (family finder) testing if you are descended from a London Coverly family within 5 generations. Mixed gender lines are accepted in this project.
Cruse/Cruise/CruwysCREWES, CREWS, CRUISE, CRUSE, CRUWYS, SCREWS and SCRUSEFor further information contact the administrator of theCruse/Cruwys DNA project.Free Y-DNA tests are available for men with the surnames CREWES, CREWS, CRUISE, CRUSE,CRUWYS and SCRUSE. The offer is open to men with documented lineages from the British Isles. The offer is restricted to a maximum of two tests per lineage. The project is also able to sponsor free 111-marker Y-DNA tests for Irish or British men with the surname CRUISE. For the qualifying criteria see the flyers for the Cruise Men of Ireland project and the Cruise Men of Britain Project. The project is also able to offer a free Y-DNA test to any African American with the surname SCREWS with a documented SCREWS lineage in Alabama.
CurdCurde, CurdsFor further details contact the administrator of the Curd DNA Project.A free 37-marker test for any male with the surname Curd, Curde or Curds is available to anyone who presents for testing at Who Do You Think You Are? Live.
DaltonDalton, D'Alton, Daton, Daulton, Dolton, Daltuin, DawtonFor further information contact Project Administrator K.T. Dalton-Mapstone athttp://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Clan_Dalton to discuss eligibility.A free 37 marker Y-DNA kit will be made available to any DALTON (or variant) who can provide proven ancestry prior to 1850 and whose Dalton ancestors are from the Rathconrath, County Westmeath and/or Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary areas. Our proper candidate is a resident of Ireland, the West Indies, Argentina or the Canadian Maritimes and is not closely related to anyone already in a DALTON DNA project. This offer is on a first-come, first-served basis.
DankoDańkoFor further information, contact the administrator of theDanko surname project.The DANKO Surname Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test to men with the surname DANKO with ancestry from southeastern Poland, western Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, or Hungary.
DawDAW or DAWEContact the DAWE DNA Project for further details.Any DAW or DAWE with documented links to the south west Devon farming areas in particular may be eligible for a subsidy to get up to 67 markers tested should they belong to a line without a confirmed DNA signature. Important Note: This offer is not available for Who Do You Think You Are? Live.
DoolinDewland, Doolan, Doolen, Doolin, Dooling, Doulen, Dulan, Dulen, Dulin, DulingFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Doolin/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.I would pay for up to three Y-DNA37 Tests for persons who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850 and who is living in the UK or Ireland, who visits the Family Tree DNA or ISOGG stands during the London Who Do You Think You Are? Live or Dublin Back to the Past, and who is not closely related to others who have tested. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc.). For others who live in the UK or Ireland and fit all the above criteria except attendance at the two conferences, a scholarship program is available to assist in testing.
DuncanDuncan, Dunkin, Dunken, DuncansonTim Duncan
Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
We offer a free 37 marker Y-DNA test kits to Duncan men, and variant surnames, that have a documented family history at least to a gggrandfather and a documented connection to Scotland and/or Ireland. All others please contact project administrators. Visit our project website at www.clandonnachaidhdna.org for much information about our research. A participant needs to be willing to share their male line ancestry, help in test upgrade costs, and assist in further genealogy research.
This offer is offered on a first come bases and is limited to 4 test kits. This 37 marker test may need to be upgraded to obtain increased resolution for matching. A participant receiving a free test needs to be willing to help pay some of the upgrade costs as the DNA project will consider also contributing more funds to an upgrade.
Persons with any questions please contact Tim Duncan at tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org.
EastmanEasman, Eastman, Eastmond, Eastmonds, Estman, Estmond, Estmund, OstmundContact the EASTMAN DNA Project
FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the EASTMAN (and variants) surname who are natives of Europe. (American military base births excluded)
Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator
FamiltonPlease contact the administrator of the Familton Surname DNA Project,http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Familton
Further information available on the supplementary pages for the Familton Surname DNA project:http://dnasurnames.info/lineages/spFAMILTONLineages.htm
Any direct male line FAMILTON not closely related to existing representative(s), subsidies exit to test up to Y-DNA67.
FarrisFAIRES, FAIRS, FARIES, FARIS, FARISH, FARRAS, FARRES, FARRIE, FARRIES, FARRIGH, FARRIS, FARRISH, FARRISS, FARRISSEY, FARRY, FEARIS, FERIS,FERRES, FERRIE, FERRIES, FERRIS, & FERRISSPlease contact the administrator of this project at: [1]http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ferris/


“We have more than 60 men who have been Y-DNA tested for this project, but most reside in the USA. A surname analysis by Dr. Tyrone BOWES from the 1841 Census of Britain indicates clusters of our surname variations in: ENGLAND in: Bradenstoke, Cornwall, Devon, Essex, Gloucestershire (Ferris Court farm in Eastcombe), North Wiltshire, Somerset, Trowbridge and the border lands with Scotland; SCOTLAND in: Aberdeenshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire (Rutherglen) & Stirlingshire; IRELAND (1911 Census) in: County Antrim, County Carlow, County Cork. County Donegal, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Kerry (where there is a Dunferris = Ferris hillfort & a Ferris/Moriarty Castle called Ballymalis), County Mayo, County Sligo & County Tyrone.”
The FARRIS Surname Group Project at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) will offer at least 4 free Y-DNA 37 marker tests to males that meet the following requirements:
a. He is living male with a surname listed to the left. b. He now lives in Britain or Ireland c. We would prefer that he has a four or five generation documented pedigree going back to a location in Britain or Ireland. However, we will consider male applicants that have strong family links to Britain or Ireland prior to 1850 which include known locations such as counties, villages, Churches, etc. d. He is willing to provide & share pertinent family information to assist our project. e. He is not related to another applicant for this free test. We don’t want two or more men from the same family. f. Consideration will also be given to potential candidates with one of the listed surnames living in other countries (other than the USA) who can trace their direct male line to a specific place in Britain or Ireland with documented records prior to 1850.
FergusonFergus, Ferguson, FergussonColin Ferguson
colin.fergie@gmail.com http://dna.cfsna.net/
These are for one 37 marker kit per offering. The recipient must be a male Fergus(s)on whose pedigree meets the criteria shown.
Offered ByRequired Earliest Known Ancestor
CFSNAmale FERGUSON born Aberdeenshire prior 1855
CFSNAWilliam FERGUSON born 1735, Kelso the founder of the Dutch Clan Ferguson
ColinJohn FERGUSON married Jane GALLAGHER, Co. Cavan 13 Oct 1854.
EugeneDaniel FERGUSON born about 1774 Clackmannan
AnonymousRobert FERGUSON of Southampton County, VA circa 1800
CFSNA = Clan Fergusson Society of North America
FitzgeraldFitzgeraldThe FITZGERALD Surname Project Administrator,Linda MagellanFREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the FITZGERALD (and variants) surname who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway.* (American military base births excluded)
Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator.
Fleming Appalachians ProjectFlemingAll qualified respondents please contact any one of the following DNA Project administrators:
Gary Mullins: revel55@msn.com Tony Fleming: lists@tonyfleming.org, Janice Lambert: bijieb@comcast.net You can find more information on this project by going to:http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Family_Tree_DNA
A free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available from the Fleming Appalachians Project for any male with surname Fleming having proven ancestry that they can provide for at least 5 generations in the following Northern Ireland counties: Derry, Antrim, Tyrone. Special consideration will be given any Fleming male with information that ties his line to a William Fleming who married a Virginia (Jenny) Buchanan who may have had a son named Robert Fleming born circa 1773.
FoadFOAD, FOADE, FOAT.For further information or to discus eligibility and arrange for delivery of a free DNA test kit, please contact the Administrator of the Foad Surname DNA Project.A sponsored 67-marker Y-DNA test is available for any male FOAD (or variant surname) who provides some paternal-line pedigree information.
Frame / Freame / FremaultFrame, Fraim, Freame, Freme, Fremault, Fremaux or any close variantsFrame / Freame / Fremault DNA Project Admin: The Frame / Freame / Fremault DNA Project is willing to sponsor free 37-marker tests to any Frame / Freame / Fremault or similar surname males from the British Isles or Continental Europe on condition that documented paternal lineages of several generations are provided (max. 5 kits).
FranklinFranklin, Franklyn, Frankling, FranklandFor further details &/or information please contact the project administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Franklin to discuss eligibility and setup delivery of a DNA test kit. Additional information on the Franklin Y DNA surname project may be viewed herehttp://trackingyourroots.com/FranklinGeneticsFree Y DNA tests are available for Franklin (or variant) surname men living in England, Australia, Scotland & Ireland with English ancestral Franklin lineages.
FraserFraser, FrazerGail Riddell - contact at riddelldna@gmail.comFree Y-37 test to any man who can demonstrate Scottish birth in the last 200 years.
GladstoneGledstane, Gladstones, GledstanesFor questions, contact Gail Riddell Gladstone at riddelldna@gmail.comAny male who either lives in or has a 6 generation pedigree based in the UK is eligible for a free Y-37 DNA test.
Gough/Goff/McGoughGOUGH, GOFF, GOFFE, ANGOVE, MCGOUGH, MCGOFFFor further details, please contact the Group Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Goff/Gough/GoffeThe GOUGH / GOFF / MCGOUGH Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test for any male in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand with the surname GOUGH, GOFF, MCGOUGH or other variant, provided he submits his paternal ancestry and is not too closely related to someone who has previously tested.
GravesGRAVES, GREAVES, GRAVE, GRIEVE, GRIEVES, GREEVESContact the administrator of the Graves DNA Projectfor further information.The GRAVES/GREAVES DNA Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test for any male in the UK with the surname GRAVES, GREAVES, GRIEVE or other variant provided that he submits information about his ancestry and is not too closely related to someone who has already tested.
GuffeyGuffee, Guffey, Guffie, Guffog, Guffy, MacGuffey, MacGuffie, MacGuffog, MacGuffy, McGuffee, McGuffey, McGuffie, McGuffog, McGuffyPlease contact the project administrator, Susan Milligan, at similligan@msn.com. You can view the project website athttps://www.familytreedna.com/public/Guffey/The Guffey DNA Project will sponsor up to three 37 marker Y-DNA tests at WDYTYA Glasgow. Participants must be a male with one of the listed surname variants and be able to produce at least a three generation pedigree in the direct male line.
HamHAMHAMMHAMME,HAMMESContact the administrator of the Ham DNA Projectfor further information.The HAM DNA Project funds Y-DNA tests for males with the surnames HAM, HAMME, HAMMES.
Requirements For Free Tests:
The project will sponsor free 111-marker Y-DNA tests for British men with the surname HAM. The offer is open to men with documented lineages from London or Somerset in the British Isles. The offer is limited to:
  • A maximum of two free tests per lineage.
  • A maximum of three free tests total with (male) London ancestry.
  • A maximum of three free tests total with (male) Somerset ancestry.
This offer is limited to 6 free kits total, and only available at the ISOGG booth during the "Who Do You Think You Are? - LIVE!" conference. This year's conference will be held in London, England February 20-22, 2014. See:Event:Who_Do_You_Think_You_Are?_Conference_and_ISOGG In order to qualify for the offer, it is necessary to supply a list of your paternal line ancestors for at least three or more generations.
Requirements for Financial Aid:
The project also provide some limited funding for other males named HAM who need financial assistance. The HAM DNA Project will pay half the cost of Y-DNA tests, up to the maximum available in the HAM DNA Project General Fund. See:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/HAM_DNA_Project
HendricksHendrick, Hendrix, HendryxFor further details contact the Project Administrator at HendricksDNA@charter.net or
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/HENDRICKS to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.
Five free Y-DNA-37 marker tests are available for any HENDRICKS (or variant) who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland, and who is not closely related to anyone already in the project. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis.
HicksonHixson, Hixon, HigsonFor further information, contact the administrator of the Hickson project at
Free 12-marker test to any man of British descent with the surname Hickson or any variation, provided you supply a pedigree of 5 generations (paternal line and their wives). The earliest man must have had the surname HICKSON, HIXSON, HIXON or HIGSON, must have been born in Britain, and must have died before 1841. Please provide references to original sources (no secondary sources). Family Bibles are acceptable.
HollisterHolister, HollesterContacthttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Hollister/The Hollister DNA Project is offering free Y-DNA 37-Marker tests for men with the surname HOLLISTER, HOLISTER or HOLLESTER. The offer is open to men with documented lineages from Any Country. The offer will be subject to the approval of the Administrators' assessment that the outcome is likely to benefit the project.
HudsonHudson, Hutson and similar phonetic spellings.Joni Hudson (Please direct any questions to joanh954@aol.com ) The DNA website is www.familytreedna.com/public/HUDSON_HUTSONetc/The tester, in order to qualify for a free Y-12 DNA test, needs to have at least a direct Paternal Scottish pedigree back to 1800 and earlier if possible, please. ("Direct paternal" means father, grandfather, G grandfather, GG grandfather etc.).
HuntsmanHUNTSMAN, HUNTMAN, HUNTEMANNFor further information or to discuss eligibility and to arrange for delivery of a free DNA test kit, please contact the Administrator of the Huntsman Surname DNA Project.A sponsored 67-marker Y-DNA test is available for any male Huntsman (or variant surname) who provides some paternal-line pedigree information.
JohnstonMy names is Kathy Johnston,  co-administrator for theSouthern California Genealogical Society DNA Project.I am offering a free 12 marker test, one per family to the first 10 males with the Johnston surname from N. Ireland and/or Scotland with preference given to those with Covenanter Presbyterian ancestors during the 18th Century who lived in Balleymoney N. Ireland. I am particularly interested in those who have a reasonable chance of being related to the Archibald Harvey Johnston b. 1765 of Counties Antrim and Down, Northern Ireland (m. Martha Orr) or to his father, Archibald Harvey Johnston from Scotland. Archibald b. 1765 along with other Johnstons went to America in 1821 including John b. 1795 (m. to Martha Gault), Archibald b. 1803, William b. 1809. Their brother, James Johnston was believed to have stayed behind in Balleymoney, County Antrim, N. Ireland during the mid 1800s.
KelsoKelso, KelsoeFor further details please contact Janet Burks or Ed Kelso the Project Administrators athttps://www.familytreedna.com/public/Kelsofamilyproject/A free Y DNA 37 marker test is available for any male Kelso (or variant ) who can provide ancestry at least four to five generations who is living in Scotland, Ireland, UK, or who visits the Family Tree DNA or ISOGG stands during the Who Do You Think You Are? Conferences Live or Ireland’s Back to the Past, and who is not closely related to others who have tested. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc)
KennedyTo discuss further please visithttp://www.kennedydna.com/contact.htmlMale Kennedys may be eligible for a funded Y chromosome DNA test if they have a solid paper trail to a rural parish in Scotland. Highland Kennedys from Lochaber, Badenoch or Strathtay are of particular interest as well as the better known Carrick group from Ayrshire. The details of the lab and specific test will be determined upon inspection of the paper trail.
Kidd/KyddKidd, KyddSandra Kidd,


or visit our website at Kidd DNA Project
A free 12-marker Y-DNA test during the 2014 WDYTYA Live Scotland conference for any Kidd/Kydd (and variant spellings) male who resides in the British Isles and who is willing to provide details for at least three generations of his paternal Kidd/Kydd ancestry.
Knowles (or Noles)Knowles, Knoles, Nowels, Noles, Noels, etc.Robert B. Noles, Director of the Knowles/Knoles/Noles Family Association. EMAIL: rbnoles@bellsouth.net



We are trying to establish the Y-DNA profile for each of the Knowles lines from England, Scotland and Ireland.
The KKNFA will pay for a 37 marker test via FTDNA for any Knowles (any spelling)who will provide information concerning their Knowles ancestry. A GEDCOM file is best, but any type genealogy report will do. Please provide as much background information (family history) as possible.
LandNone givenContact the administrator of the Land DNA Projectfor further information.A free 37 marker YDNA test is offered to any LAND who has roots in the British Isles and can provide documentation for at least six generations of the surname. Five free tests are available for unrelated LANDs.
LaughlinPlease contact Project Administrator for questions or further details:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/laughlinprojectTwo free Y-DNA-37 marker tests (one per person) are available for any LAUGHLIN male. Our proper candidate is a resident of U.K. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis. No two males from same family please.
LawlessLawless, LollisContact Lawless DNA Project Administrator, Derrell Oakley Teat:
Will sponsor two (2) 37-marker Y-DNA tests with 3-4 generations lineage chart provided for a native of Ireland or the United Kingdom.
LayLeay, Lea, LeyLay Group AdministratorThe Lay DNA Project is offering a free 12-marker Y-DNA test to a male Lay with defined ancestry to a specific time and location in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France or any other European country who is not closely related to a male Lay who has already tested.
Le GallGALL
AR GALL, ARGALL
AN GALL, EN GALL
GALIC, GALLIC
KERAGALL
KERANGALL
KERGALL
LE GAL, LE GALL
LE GALIC, LE GALLYC
LE GALLE
LE GALLIC
LE GALLO
LE GALLOU
LE GUALL
LEGAL, LEGALL
English
For further information contact the administrator of theLe Gall DNA Project
French
Pour plus de détail, veuillez contacter l'administrateur du Projet Le Gall 
Language spoken
French and english
English
A free 12-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with documented ancestry (<1800) mentioning one of the below surname. All nationalities are welcome.
French
Un test Y-ADN 12 marqueurs sera offert pour tous les hommes qui peuvent fournir une documentation inférieur a 1800 prouvant leur ancêtres paternels avec l'un des noms ci-dessous. Toutes les nationalités sont les bienvenues.
LittleLittle, Lytle, Lyttle, Littel, LiddelPlease contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/littleA free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with the surname Little or variants who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland.
LloydLloydereidlinda@rogers.comA free 12-market test (to be upgraded if an appropriate match is made) to a Lloyd male with a pedigree extending to 18th century southern Ireland, primarily County Cork but other counties will be considered. Of particular interest are those connected to Richard Lloyd, b. 1699, who was rector at Rathcormack.
LurzLURZ, LURTZ (Similar sounding surnames can can be discussed on request). Contact thomas@tkrahn.comThomas Krahn. Send an email to thomas@tkrahn.comI offer a free 67 marker Y-STR test and if applicable some of my private SNP markers (L526, L1406, L1408). Testing will be done at the YSEQ laboratory.
Lyon(s)LIONS, LYON, LYONS, LYANS, LYENS, LIGONKatherine Borges, LYON(S) DNA Project Administrator
FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the LYON(S) (and variants) surname who are natives of Europe.* (American military base births excluded)
  • Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator
MachulaMachula, Mačiulaitis, Mačiulatis, Mačula, Mačulatis, Maczula, Maczuleit, Maczullatis, Matchula, Matschula, Matschulat, Matschulatis, Matschulet, Matschullat, МачулаContact the Machula DNA Project for further details.Free 37-marker Y-DNA test for any variant of the Machula surname.
MaynardMaynor, Mayner, Mainard, Menard, ManardContact ward.maynard@yahoo.com or telephone 410-983-1014 for further details.37-marker Y-DNA tests at FTDNA are now available for up to ten Maynard men who have documented Maynard roots in England before 1800. Participants will never be asked for money or for personal details about the living, other than the basic contact information about the Y-DNA donor, which is requested by FTDNA (e.g., full name, email address, and postal address for sending the kit). However, potential participants will be asked to provide their paper trail from their father (if dead) and grandfather, going back about six generations in British Isles or Ireland. This offer is not valid if this Maynard line has already been tested for Y-DNA.
McAnallyMcAnally, McAnelly, McAnnally, McEnelly, McNally, McNellyThe McAnally Surname Project Administrator, Linda MagellanFREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the McAnally (and variants) surname who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway.* (American military base births excluded)
Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator.
McCallum/MacCallum/McCollumMacCallum, McCallum, McCollum, McCullum, MalcolmMacCallum/Malcolm DNA StudySponsored Y-chromosome DNA tests for any MacCallum, McCallum, McCollum, McCullum, Malcolm residing in Ireland, or the United Kingdom.
McCombs/McCombMcCombs, McCombPlease contact project administrators for more information. (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/mccombs-mccomb/)A free Y-DNA 37 marker test is offered to a male representative any McCombs or McComb family residing in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Ireland. Up to three (3) free Y37 tests are available for individuals attending the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! Glasgow 2014 exhibition.
The McCombs-McComb Y-DNA Surname Project is interested in recruiting men outside North America to participate in Y-DNA testing at any time. Assistance in purchasing kits may also be available for well documented American McComb(s) lines that are not currently represented in the project.
McConnochieMcConnochie, McConachie, McConaghy, McConechy, McConnaughey, McConnaughay, plus many more variant spellingsTim Duncan
Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
We offer a free 12 marker Y-DNA test kits to McConnochie men, and the many variant surnames, that have a documented family history at least to a gggrandfather and a documented connection to Scotland and/or Ireland. All others please contact project administrators. Visit our project website at www.clandonnachaidhdna.org for much information about our research. A participant needs to be willing to share their male line ancestry, help in test upgrade costs, and assist in further genealogy research.
This offer is offered on a first come bases and is limited to 4 test kits. This 12 marker test is a very basic Y-DNA test and will need to be upgraded to obtain much better resolution for matching. A participant receiving a free test needs to be willing to help pay some of the upgrade costs as the DNA project will consider also contributing more funds to an upgrade.
Persons with any questions please contact Tim Duncan at tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org.
McElreaMcElrea, McIlrea, McElray, McIlrayParticipants with any questions please contact Kathleen Cooper at mcelrea@one-name.org
Website: www.mcelrea.org
We offer a free 12 marker Y-DNA test kit to McElrea men, and variant surnames, that have a documented family history at least to a ggrandfather. All others please contact project administrators. Visit our project website athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/McElrea for information about our research. A participant needs to be willing to share their male line ancestry and assist in further genealogy research.
This 12 marker test is a very basic Y-DNA test and will need to be upgraded to obtain much better resolution for matching.
Meagher / MaherMeagher, Magher, Maher, Mahar, MarrContact Erik Maher at the [Meagher, Magher, Maher, Mahar, Marr Surname Project,http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MeagherMaherMahar/]Free 37-marker DNA test for any male with surname Meagher, Magher, Maher, Mahar, or Marr with documented ancestry prior to 1900, and not closely related to anyone already tested. Particular interest in lineages that immigrated to Australia or New Zealand prior to 1930, or that trace to Cos. Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, or Cork, with no known connection to Co. Tipperary.
MeatesMat, Mate, Mates, Matt, Matte, Mattes, Matts, Mayet, Mayette, Mayot, Mayote, Mayott, Mayotte, Mayte, Maytes, Meat, Meate, Meates, Meats, Meatte, Meyett, Meyette, Miot, Miott, Miotte, Myat, Myatt, MyottFor further details contact the administrator of theMeates DNA Project.A free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with documented ancestry whose tree does not yet have 2 participants
Milligan/MillikenMilligan, Milliken, Millican; vowel substitutions within an M-l-c/g/k-n framework accepted, as well as a preceding A or Ocontact: Susan Milligan similligan@msn.com
Free 37 marker Y-DNA test for up to six Milligan or Milliken males residing in Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland with at least a 3 generation pedigree.
Monaghan/MonahanMonahan (with any combination of vowels), Monaghan (with any combination of vowels), Managan (with any combination of vowels), ManninghamPlease contact the administrator of this project at  or visit our websiteMonaghan DNA ProjectA free Y-DNA 37 marker test is available for any male with the surname Monaghan (or any variant listed below) who presently lives in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Additionally, he must provide a minimum of a four generation paternal pedigree but more is preferable.
MugfordMOGFORD, MUDFORD, MUGFORD, MUTFORD.For further information or to discuss eligibility and arrange for delivery of a free DNA test kit, please contact the administrator of the Mugford DNA Project.A sponsored 67-marker Y-DNA test is available for any male MUGFORD (or variant surname) who provides some paternal-line pedigree information.
MulvihillMulvihill, Mulville, some Mitchells and Melvilles after review of family history; Brennans with a family history from Co. Roscommon or vicinity.James Mulvihill, jmulvihill at comcast.net



All DNA data contributes to building a history of the Clan as well as enabling individuals to expand their knowledge of their family history.
For males in a direct Mulvihill line, we will sponsor, fully or partially, Y-DNA testing at the 37-marker level at FTDNA.
For all Mulvihills, we will sponsor, fully or partially, atDNA testing at Ancestry.com.
Murtishaw/MottershawMottershaw, Murtishaw, ModdershawPlease contact the project administator athttp://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/murtishawA free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with documented ancestry from the British Isles with the surname Mottershaw, Murtishaw or variants
NanceNance, Nantz, Nantze, NantsFTDNA Nance group page:https://www.familytreedna.com/public/nance/
Nance DNA project on World Families:http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/nance/ Chris Nance yeshua2000@yahoo.com or call/text 405-370-4549 Sonia Nance zoomastr@yahoo.com NANCE Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/nance.group/
The requirements are that you must be at least a Nance male, or a variation like Nantz, Nantze, or Nants. Also, you must be a 3rd cousin or greater of a male who has already tested, or your line is unknown. Please contact us by email below for more information.
Neil/Neal/NealeThe Admin directly if you have questions: Gail Riddell riddelldna@gmail.comMales with the surname to the left AND who have a pedigree of at least 4 generations AND who reside in the UK are invited to take a free Y-37 DNA test.
NiedzialkowskiNiedzialkowski, Niedziałkowski, Niedzialkoski, Niedzialkowsky, Niedzialkosky, NiedzialFor further information, contact the administrator of theNiedzialkowski surname project.The NIEDZIALKOWSKI DNA Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test to men with the surname NIEDZIALKOWSKI or variant.
OganOgan, Ogen, Ogin, Ogun, Oogan, O'ogan, Ougan, OwganFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/ogan/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.I would pay for up to three Y-DNA37 Tests for persons who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850 and who is living in the UK or Ireland, who visits the Family Tree DNA or ISOGG stands during the London Who Do You Think You Are? Live or Dublin Back to the Past, and who is not closely related to others who have tested. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc.). For others who live in the UK or Ireland and fit all the above criteria except attendance at the two conferences, a scholarship program is available to assist in testing.
Owston/OustonOwston, Ouston, Owston-DoyleContact the project administrator at OwstonFamily@gmail.com and include "DNA Project" in the subject line of your message.The Owston/Ouston One-Name Study will offer a free 12-Marker Y-DNA kit to any Owston or Ouston male who is not closely related to anyone else who has previously tested and is currently a participant in the project. In the event that the testee has a matching I1 haplotype at 12 markers, the results will be extended to a minimum of 37 markers. Preference is given to the following lineages:
  • Male Owston descendants from Thomas Owston (1753-1823) and Mary Vickerman (1753-1818) of Ganton, N. Yorks; must be living in England.
  • Male Owston descendants from William Owston (1718-1791) and Jane Porter (1724-1791) of Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire; must be living in England or Australia.
  • Male Owston descendants from John Owston (1724-1808) and Ann Pennock (1724-1789) of Scarborough, N. Yorks; must be living in England.
  • Male Oustons living anywhere in the world and who are not descended from Harry Carter Ouston (1875-1947) or Henry Spence Ouston (1841-1924). Special preference will be given to Ouston males from The Philippines, Indonesia, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
No more than three free tests will be available at any one time.
If you are unsure of your lineage, send us the name of your Owston/Ouston grandfather and we will research your line.
PagePaigeFor further details e-mail Robert Page at <email.flkeybob@terranova.net</email>.Up to SIX free 12-marker Y-DNA tests are on offer for any males named PAGE/Paige who can also contribute at least a three or four generation chart of their family history. This PAGE line comes from a large PAGE family in Suffolk, England that began in the 1300's in the area around Bury St. Edmunds and seemed to center around a small village, Walsham le Willows, and in the 1600's emigrated to the American colony of Virginia. One branch of this PAGE family moved to Norfolk and later emigrated to the American colonies.
ParkerTimothy W. Parker descendent, Linda MagellanFREE 12-marker YDNA test to any male descendent of TIMOTHY W. PARKER and ANN UNKNOWN who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway.* (American military base births excluded)
Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator. 
Must be male descendent of: Timothy W. Parker, b 1780, England, married to: Ann UNKNOWN
Known children of Timothy and Ann Parker: Columbus Parker, b about 1800; Jefferson Parker, b about 1805; Frank Parker, b about 1810; Julia Parker, b 1811; Louisianna, b 1812; Olivia Parker, b 1816; Fanny Parker, b 1823; Williard Parker, b 1833; and DeWitt Clinton Parker, b 1834.
ParryParry, ParreyFor further details, please contact Barbara Griffiths, the administrator of the Parry DNA projectThe PARRY surname project will provide one free 37 marker Y-DNA test for any male PARRY in the UK, with documented ancestry on the direct line back to at least 1900, and whose line is not already represented in the project.
One free 37 marker Y-DNA test is also available for any male PARRY whose documented ancestry is traced back to the counties of Herefordshire, Breconshire or Monmouthshire specifically.
This offer is currently limited to two tests in total.
PaskParsk, Pasch, Paske, PasqueFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Pask/A free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for any PASK (or variant) with proven ancestry for at least 5 generations and who are not closely related to anyone already in the project.
PhillipsFillips, Filups, MacPhillips, McPhillips, Phelips, Philben, Philip, Philipp, Philipps, Philips, Philipson, Phillip, Phillips, Phillipson, PhilpsContact the administrator of the Phillips DNA Projectfor further information.The PHILLIPS DNA Project will fully sponsor any male PHILLIPS or any variation of the surname PHILLIPS if he lives in the UK or Ireland and is willing to supply a five generation PHILLIPS family tree.
PikePike, Pyke, McPike, McPykeContact the administrator of the Pike DNA Projectfor further information.The PIKE DNA Project has a sponsorship fund from which people with known UK roots who don't appear to connect to those already represented in their project can receive sponsorships. Full details are on the project website, but when funds permit they will provide up to US $75 of support.
PittsPitts, Pitt, Pits, Pittes and PyttsContact the administrator of the Pitts DNA Projectfor further information.The PITTS DNA Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test to male PITTS (or name variants) living in the UK who can provide a suitable pedigree.
PoseyContact Elizabeth Siskron at this e-mail address: lsiskron@mindspring.com (that is an L not a one)Will pay for one free test. Must have 5 generation genealogy.
ProctorProctor, Procter, or any similar variantFor further information, please contact the administrator, CeCe Moore, of the Proctor DNA ProjectA free 12 marker Y-DNA test will be offered to any males carrying the PROCTOR (or variants) surname with documented British Isles ancestry (excluding New England Colonials). This offer is limited to the maximum of two tests and is made on a first-come-first-served basis.
RathboneRathbone, Rathbourn, Rathborn, Rathbon, Rathburn or other variantsPlease contact the Project Administrator, Roger Rayborn athttps://www.familytreedna.com/public/rayburnOne free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with the surname Rathbone or variants who can provide proven ancestry for at least 4 generations of West Midlands, Staffs, Shropshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Cheshire or Lancashire roots. Known ancestry must date prior to 1900
RayburnRayburn, Raeburn, Raburn, Rayborn, Reyburn, Raybourn and all similar variationsFor further details contact the Project Administrator, Roger Rayborn athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/RAYBURN .One free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any male with the surname Rayburn or variants who can provide proven ancestry for at least 4 generations of UK or Irish roots. Known ancestry must date prior to 1900.
Reams/ReamesReams, Reames,rlreams@yahoo.comFree initial 12-marker Y-DNA test for Males with documented ancestry of several generations of the Reams/Reames surnames in UK and Western Europe areas (On a case-by-case basis).
ReaneyFlanaganFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/reaney/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.A free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for any REANEY (or variant) or FLANAGAN who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland, and who is not closely related to anyone already in the project. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis. We are looking for county Mayo descendants specifically in the area of Killernan, Ardkill, Hollymount and Claremorris.
ReidReidTim Duncan
Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
We offer a free 12 marker Y-DNA test kits to Reid men, and variant surnames, that have a documented family history at least to a gggrandfather and a documented connection to Scotland. All others please contact project administrators. Visit our project website at www.clandonnachaidhdna.org for much information about our research. A participant needs to be willing to share their male line ancestry, help in test upgrade costs, and assist in further genealogy research.
This offer is offered on a first come bases and is limited to 2 test kits. This 12 marker test is a very basic Y-DNA test and will need to be upgraded to obtain much better resolution for matching. A participant receiving a free test needs to be willing to help pay some of the upgrade costs as the DNA project will consider also contributing more funds to an upgrade.
Participants with any questions please contact Tim Duncan at tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
RickettsRackett, Ragget, Raggett, Reckart, Reckitt, Rickart, Rickat, Ricket, Rickets, Rickett, Ricketts, Rickit, Rickitt, Rocket, Rockett, Wreckitt, WreggittFor further information contact an administrator of the Ricketts DNA project at 

or visit our website:www.familytreedna.com/public/Ricketts

or subscribe to our FREE newsletter:www.rickettsproject.org
A free 37-marker Y-DNA test is available for any male with one of the surnames listed who visits an ISOGG booth at any show. For those contacting the project directly, paid Y-DNA 37 marker tests are available if 2 males have not yet participated for your tree.
Our project is a tremendous opportunity for you to learn more about your family tree, your surname, and your distant origin.
The Ricketts Family History Project collaborates with the Ricketts surname study, which is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies, London, England.
Riddle/Riddell/RuddellGail Riddell, Administrator
riddelldna@gmail.com

Free Y-DNA tests to Y-37 are available for any male with this surname if he is resident in the UK.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Riddle/
Although the Riddle/Riddell/Ruddle Project is essentially a Surname Y-DNA project, it is both global and welcoming of any man with Y-DNA matches to those in the project, or bearing such a surname. It is only by comparison that we will learn from these connections.
Then, of course comes the task of connection between the DNA matches with those records and paper trails uncovered by our genealogical and Family History research. After all, it is wonderful to find closely matching DNA (whether via Y-STRs or via Autosomal DNA - Family Finder), but it is another thing to actually put a name to that common ancestor.
Any questions whatsoever should come to me (Gail) directly at riddelldna@gmail.com
RobertsonRobertsonTim Duncan
Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
We offer a free 12 marker Y-DNA test kits to Robertson men, and variant surnames, that have a documented family history at least to a gggrandfather and a documented connection to Perthshire, Scotland. All others please contact project administrators. Visit our project website at www.clandonnachaidhdna.org for much information about our research. A participant needs to be willing to share their male line ancestry, help in test upgrade costs, and assist in further genealogy research.
This offer is offered on a first come bases and is limited to 2 test kits. This 12 marker test is a very basic Y-DNA test and will need to be upgraded to obtain much better resolution for matching. A participant receiving a free test needs to be willing to help pay some of the upgrade costs as the DNA project will consider also contributing more funds to an upgrade.
Participants with any questions please contact Tim Duncan at tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org
RoweNone givenContact the administrator of the Rowe DNA Projectfor further information.Any ROWE with documented links to the south west Devon farming areas in particular may be eligible for a subsidy to get up to 67 markers tested should they belong to a line without a confirmed DNA signature. Important Note: This offer is not available for Who Do You Think You Are? Live.
RuckerRuckers, Ruecker, Rueckers, Ruckert, Rueckert, Rueckhardt, Ruckhardt, Rueckhart, Ruckhart etc. (perhaps not Rooker)Please contact Alice Rucker, Administrator of the RUCKER Surname Project at RuckerDNAproject@gmail.comThe RUCKER Surname Y-DNA Project is willing to supply a free Y-DNA marker test to qualified males who have biological RUCKER or similar surname ancestry in England or Continental Europe with genealogy into or earlier than the 1700s. We are trying to connect American Colonial immigrant Peter RUCKER (lacking paper trail) to homeland. Those interested should submit their genealogy/pedigree for review. The offer will be subject to the approval of the Administrators' assessment that the outcome is likely to benefit the project.
ScottAny questions whatsoever should come to me (Gail) directly at riddelldna@gmail.com

Any male with this surname and who is resident in the UK will receive a free Y-37 DNA test.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ScottDNAproject/
Although the Scott Project is essentially a Surname Y-DNA project, it is both global and welcoming of any man with Y-DNA matches to those in the project, or bearing such a surname. It is only by comparison that we will learn from these connections.
Then, of course comes the task of connection between the DNA matches with those records and paper trails uncovered by our genealogical and Family History research. After all, it is wonderful to find closely matching DNA (whether via Y-STRs or via Autosomal DNA - Family Finder), but it is another thing to actually put a name to that common ancestor.
SiskronKernohan, McConnell, DevlinContact Elizabeth Siskron at lsiskron@mindspring.com (that is an L not a one)Will pay for one test fully. Additional tests up to 3 we would pay for half the cost. Must have at least a 4 generation genealogy. Must not be brothers or closely related.
Smothers TribeSmither/s, Smithey, Smetters, Schmetters, Smathers, SmeathersWe would pay for two 37 Y-DNA for someone who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or shows German ancestry of the surname and who is not closely related to others who have tested during the gathering. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc.)
Southwood/SouthardSOUTHWOOD, SOUTHARDFor further information contact the administrator of the Southwood/Southard DNA project at .The SOUTHWOOD/SOUTHARD DNA Project will sponsor at least one testee (12 markers) from Devon with the surname SOUTHARD or SOUTHWOOD whose traditional genealogy includes either name and extends back to the 1600s. The American immigrant, Thomas Southard, was born in Leiden in 1615 but appears to have roots in Devon, England.
The project will also sponsor a Southworth from Lancashire whose line links to Sir John Southworth b. about 1526.
SpieringSpiering, Spierings, Spierink, SpierinckPlease contact Maurice Gleeson, Administrator of the Spearin Surname Project at (http://www.familytreedna.com/public/spearin/default.aspx)A free Y-DNA-37 marker test to any Spiering or similar variation with a documented family tree and direct male line that goes back to before 1800 in continental Europe (esp. Germany, Netherlands, Belgium).
Spurlock/SpirlockSpurlock, SpirlockMy name is Mary Fern Souder and you may reach me at MaryFernS@aol.com.



The Spurlock Y-chromosome Study would like to extend our lineage back to the UK or Continental Europe. Spurlocks are first found in Virginia, USA, in 1709.
I am offering two free 37-marker Y-chromosome tests to any Spurlock/Spirlock men who live in the UK or Continental Europe, and prefer that they can provide a European pedigree to 1800.
StanfieldContact Elizabeth Siskron at: lsiskron@mindspring.com (that is an L not a one)Will pay for one test. Must have a 5 generation genealogy
StilesStiles, StylesContact Phill Stiles at the Stiles Surname project at dna.surname@stilesfamilyofamerica.org . The Stiles Family of America and Affiliated Families’ website ishttp://www.stilesfamilyofamerica.org/
We have many Stiles and Styles pedigrees, with genetic trails, that go back to families in the British Isles. Most are from America and some from Canada, Australia and Bermuda.
Three free kits. Our testing group is Family Tree DNA. We are offering to a males of the British Isles with the last name Stiles or Styles, one Y-DNA37 kit and two Y-DNA12 kits. Required is a documented pedigree to your paternal great-grandfather. Past these three free kits we would welcome further interest as we might be of assistance. Again, please contact us at dna.surname@stilesfamilyofamerica.org
StoalabargerStolebarger, Stolabarger, Stolaberger, Stahlbarger, Stahlberger, or other similar variants.For further information, please contact CeCe Moore at yourgeneticgenealogist@gmail.comA free 12 marker Y-DNA test will be offered to any males carrying the STOALABARGER (or variants) surname with documented German ancestry. This offer is limited to the maximum of two tests and is made on a first-come-first-served basis.
Stroud/StrodeStroud, Strowd, Strode, StroadPlease visit the project website at:http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/stroud/



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The Stroud/Strode surname project will sponsor up to four 37 marker Y DNA tests for males with one of the listed Stroud/Strode variations, who currently reside in England and who have at least a three generation pedigree. In addition, assistance may be provided for persons living in other countries who can trace their direct male Stroud to a specific place in England.
TalleyTalley, Tally, Tolley, TollyFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Talley-Tally/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.I would pay for up to three Y-DNA37 Tests for persons who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850 and who is living in the UK or Ireland, who visits the Family Tree DNA or ISOGG stands during the London Who Do You Think You Are? Live or Dublin Back to the Past, and who is not closely related to others who have tested. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc.). For others who live in the UK or Ireland and fit all the above criteria except attendance at the two conferences, a scholarship program is available to assist in testing.
TaylorTailor, Taler, Tayler, any spelling phonetically equivalentRalph Taylor, rt-sails@comcast.net,http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspxhttp://TaylorFamilyGenes.info/Must have Taylor surname or variant and supply pedigree showing direct Taylor paternity no later than 1851. Limited to two -- first come, first served
TedfordTedford, Telford, TelferFor further details please contact Janet Burks the Project Administrator athttps://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=TedfordA free Y DNA 37 marker test is available for any male Tedford who can provide ancestry at least four to five generations who is living in Scotland, Ireland, UK, or who visits the Family Tree DNA or ISOGG stands during the Who Do You Think You Are? Conferences Live or Ireland’s Back to the Past, and who is not closely related to others who have tested. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc)
ThompsonTHOMPSON, THOMSONCONTACT:https://www.familytreedna.com/public/thompson/default.aspxFREE 12-marker YDNA test to any male with the THOMPSON (or THOMSON) surname who is a native of Scotland. Lineage chart submittal is required and free test is subject to administrator approval.
TroutDRAUT, TRAUDT, TRAUT, TRAUTH, TRAUTZ, TROTE, TROUDT, TROUGHT, TROUP, TROUT, TROUTE, TROUTS, TROUTT, TROUTZ, TROWT, TROWTE, TRUDE, et alCraig H. Trout, project administrator, atcraigtrout@aol.com

For additional information on the TROUT-DNA Research Project, see:
To qualify for a FREE Y-DNA test sponsored by the TROUT-DNA Research Project:
  • Person testing must be male with TROUT (variant) surname
    (females can have a closely-related TROUT male relative test in their behalf)
  • Only one test per closely-related family
  • Please submit a pedigree chart for your TROUT line along with your inquiry
  • Complete and return the test within agreed time frame (limited time offer)
UridgeEuridge, Eweridge, Ewridge, Urage, UredgeFor further details contact the Project Administrator athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/UridgeA free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for any URIDGE (or variant) with proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, and who are not closely related to anyone already in the project.
WalkerWalkerPlease see the Walker Surname DNA Project for contact details athttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Walker%20DNA%20Project%20mtDNA%20Results/The Walker project will pay for three 37 marker Y-DNA tests for someone who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland and who is not closely related to others who have tested during the gathering. (i.e, no two males from the same family such as nephew and uncle, etc.)
WallaceWallace, Wallas, Walles, Wallis, WollaceContact the Wallace DNA Project Administrator, Don Wallace:https://www.familytreedna.com/public/WallaceDNA12 marker YDNA testing for the first 5 males named Wallis/Wallace or other variant who test at WDYTYA-Glasgow and can provide (desired) 5 generations of genealogical detail relating to their Wallace male line. Qualified Wallace males should be natives of Scotland/UK/Ireland and American military base births are excluded.
WatsonWatson; WattsonGail Riddell at riddelldna@gmail.comMales with the surname to the left AND who have a pedigree of at least 4 generations AND who reside in the UK are invited to take a free Y-37 DNA test.
WheatonWheaton, Wheeton, Whetene, Wheten, Wheaten, Weeton, Weaton, Wetton, Whetton, Wheadon, Whedon, Wheedon, Wheden, Wheaden, Weedon, WeadonContact Administrator viahttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/Wheaton/FREE Kit to WHEATON surnamed males with documented English or Welsh ancestry. South Wales, Devon, Somerset, Staffordshire of particular interest.(LIMIT 3 kits total) Especially interested in those from North Devon or Wales. Specific United States, Canadian and Australian Wheaton lineages may be subsidized for unrepresented lineages. Of great interest are: descendants of Christopher 1 WHEATON of Hull, MA, descendants lived near Barre, VT; Descendants of Obadiah 2 WHEATON who originally lived near Boston, MA; Descendants of John 2 of Thomas 1 WHEADON of Branford, CT. Please contact administrator for details.
WillingWILLING, WILLINGS, WILLINFor further information contact the administrator of theWilling DNA Project.A free Y-DNA test is available to any male with the name WILLING, WILLINGS or WILLIN, provided he supplies enough information about his ancestry for his results to be useful to the project.
Worden DNA ProjectWorden, Werden, Wharton and similarPlease send an email to doriswh@gmail.com, the Worden DNA Project administrator. Go to (Worden DNA Project).



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The Worden DNA Project will sponsor a Y-DNA test for any Worden male whose line is from Lancashire prior to 1600.
WrightWright, Write, Right, RiteThe WRIGHT Surname Project Administrator, Linda MagellanFREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the WRIGHT (and variants) surname who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Norway.* (American military base births excluded)
Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator.



Still can't find your name on any of these lists? Then check out the Comments section below for additional surnames that may qualify for a Free DNA Test


39 comments:

  1. I will sponsor anyone named Loughney getting a 37 market yDNA test. I can be reached at john.loughney@gmail.com

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  2. The R-L21 Plus Project at Family Tree DNA can sponsor one free 12-marker y-dna test. We can sponsor more if we get some contributions to our General Fund. To contribute, scroll to the bottom of the page at the link below and click on "click here" where it says, "To donate to the general fund please click here."

    http://www.familytreedna.com/public/R-L21/default.aspx

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  3. My KENNEDY DNA project at http://www.kennedydna.com will fully fund a Y-chromosome test for any male Irish O'KENNEDY/KENNEDY with a *rural* paper trail in Ireland. Kits will be sent out by me, not completed on the day. I can be contacted at the above website or at query@kennedydna.com.

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  4. From Jeanie Atkins:
    I run the BREWERTON DNA project at FTDNA. The variant is BRUERTON.
    I offer free Y-37 to any BRUERTON and to any BREWERTON whose line has less than 2 testees.
    If a Brewerton applied and I did not know his line then I would test him.
    I run a one-name study and know the family history of most Brewerton's in the UK but the USA is not as well researched due to lack of records on line.
    There are Irish families with both names so happy to be on the Irish site as well as the main site.
    Many thanks

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  5. From Donn Devine:

    Until the end of October 2013, one free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for a DEVINE (or variant) who can provide ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, with sources described, who lives in the UK or Ireland, and who is not closely related to anyone already in the project. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis and expires at the end of October 2013.

    For further details, see http://tinyurl.com/DevineProject or contact the Project Administrator at
    donndevine [at] aol.com to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.

    Eligible surname variants: Divine, Devin, Divin, DeVine, DeWine

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  6. Greg Flanagan is willing to sponsor a free Y-DNA -37 marker test for anyone called FLANAGAN or REANEY and who can provide proven ancestry for at least 5 generations or prior to 1850, who lives in the UK or Ireland, and who is not closely related to anyone already in either of his projects. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis. He is looking for county Mayo descendants specifically in the area of Killernan, Ardkill, Hollymount and Claremorris. For further details contact the Greg by email at flanagan2mayo [at] gmail.com to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.

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  7. This from Barbara Walker Good:

    Hi Maurice,
    Could you kindly post the following free offers from the Walker project. Thank you.
    Barbara

    FREE DNA TEST OFFERS
    Walker Surname DNA Project
    Contact poster or project administrator: Barbara Good, BWGood@aol.com

    Free DNA Test offer to a male participant descended from Isaac Newton Walker 1780-1840. Contact one of the project administrators with your pedigree showing direct male descent from Isaac.

    Funding is available to pay for a 37 marker y-dna test for any male Walker who can demonstrate lineal descent from Capt. Richard Walker (1611-1687) of Lynn, Massachusetts, through his son Shubael Walker (ca. 1639-1688/9) of Bradford, Massachusetts. Contact: Gene Walker, email: walker1637@comcast.net

    37 marker test available for proven descendant of “Indian Killer” JOHN WALKER of Blount Co., TN. Contact the project administrator if you qualify.

    I will pay for a 37 marker Y DNA test for a male Walker who can show his descent from RENELDER WALKER, of Knox Co/Whitley Co., KY, preferably through Jesse Walker and his wife, Margaret Bishop of Whitley Co., KY. All of Renelder's other sons went to Missouri in the early 1800s. CONTACT: scperkins@gmail.com

    If you are descended from WILLIAM WALKER of Eastham, Barnstable, Mass., born 1620 in Southwark, Surrey, England, we have an offer to pay for a 25 marker test, for anyone who can document his ancestry back to the Walkers of Eastham. Contact one of the volunteer administrators for information: BWGood@aol.com or walkerrs15@comcast.net

    From Janis: email contact: rajanisg@earthlink.net: I'd like to offer to pay for YDNA testing for male descendants of:

    Samuel Allen Walker, b. abt 1785 VA, d. after 1860, probably in Nebraska. Lived in Macoupin County, Illinois, and Rock Island County, Illinois. Married 1) Unknown and 2) Nancy Thompson
    Jacob Walker, b. abt 1793 GA, d. March 1855 Macoupin Co IL. Married Agnes McLean.
    Phillip V. Walker, b. abt 1812 TN, d. abt 1865, Macoupin Co IL. Married Francis Best.
    John L. Walker, b. abt 1811 TN, d. after 1880. Lived in Macoupin Co IL. Married 1) Elizabeth Scroggins and 2) Lavina
    Elijah Walker, b. abt 1817 TN, d. after 1850, possibly in El Dorado Co CA (never went home to IL--perhaps simply deserted his wife and has descendants in CA?] Married Charity Dove.
    John M. Walker, b. 1814, Dickson Co TN, d. 1884 Macoupin Co IL. Married 1) Dinah Moore and 2) Harriet Gaskill.
    James Walker, b abt 1818 TN, d. 1872, Macoupin Co IL. Married Mary Bentley.
    Archalaus C. Walker, b. abt 1819 KY, d. 1887 Barton Co MO. Married 1) Mary Sawyer and 2) Elizabeth
    Aaron Walker, b. abt 1819 KY, d. March 1880, Macoupin Co IL. Married Nancy A. Best.
    Jacob Walker, b. abt 1822 TN, d. after 1870. Married Martha Ann Spence.
    Joseph Walker, b. abt 1823 TN, d. after 1880, probably in Macoupin Co IL. Married Barbara Weincil/Wentzel.
    Samuel A. Walker, b. abt 1832 IL, d after 1910. Married Eliza Ann Ward. Lived in Macoupin County, Illinois.

    Barbara Walker Good BWGood@aol.com
    Walker Surname DNA Project
    Family Tree DNA - Walker Surname DNA Project Results (Main Page)
    Family Tree DNA - Walker Surname DNA Project Results (Y-DNA Results Chart)
    Family Tree DNA - Walker Surname DNA Project Results (Pedigrees)

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  8. I just added Barton at ISOGG. I hope you will keep updating your blog. Terry

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  9. MORGAN males from Co. Galway or Co. Roscommon. I can sponsor a 37 marker YDNA test for a male with surname MORGAN from northern Co. Galway or Co. Roscommon after review of family history. Please contact me at art.morgan+dna [at] gmail.com if you are interested or have any leads.

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  10. Free DNA Tests:

    [Project Name] BNL_dna

    [Name Variations] Bonnell, Bunnell, Burnell, Bonell, Bunell, ...

    [Contact Information] Contact Project Administrators listed at http://www.ftdna.com/public/BNL_dna

    [Requirements] Free initial 12-marker Y-DNA test for MALES with documented ancestry of several generations of subject surnames in UK and Western Europe areas (Reviewed on a case-by-case basis).

    =
    Steven Bonnell, Admin of BNL_dna Surname Project
    BNL_dna@kbsb.com

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  11. GORMLEY males from Co. Tyrone.
    I can sponsor a 37 marker yDNA test for a male with the surname GORMLEY with a documented family history from County Tyrone dating back to at least mid-1800s. Interested parties can contact me at dorothysnyder (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Im after anyone doing DNA for the O'Rourke and Johnston/Johnson line. If anyone can help that would be absolutely fantastic
    Thanks in advance
    Lee Johnston.. lkjohnston@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Lee, check out the O'Rourke project at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Orourke and the Johnson project at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Johnson

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  13. Anyone have a McHale and/or Scuffle project?

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    1. Yes, there is! Check out http://www.familytreedna.com/public/McHale/default.aspx and http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Schofield (Scuffle is a variant of Schofield).

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  14. Please add the surname Callaghan/O'Callaghan to the free Y-DNA tests. I'll pay for up to two unrelated males.

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    1. Hi Nathan
      I take it you are sponsoring up to two Y-DNA-37 marker tests? Do you have any stipulations about ancestry, etc? And please could you leave your contact details by way of a reply to this so that people can contact you directly to discuss if they qualify and how the kit will be delivered?
      Many thanks
      Maurice

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    2. The only stipulation is unrelated males; request as many generations of their paternal lineage they can provide. I'll pay for the test(s) via the Callahan Surname Project's general fund. They can swab there (if kits are available) or order one on invoice, join the project, and e-mail the kit number(s) to nmachula AT gmail DOT com.

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    3. My husband is Noel O'Callaghan, we can trace his family 4 generations before him, the story is that 4 O'Callaghan brothers left O'Callaghan Mills in Co Clare, & came to Co Cavan, when we do not know. we can be contacted at ocallaghan.carmel@gmail.com.

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    4. Nathan, I never heard anything more, did you get your 2 unrelated O'Callaghans. Regards Carmel

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  15. We would be prepared to sponsor any Swan(n) with documented ancestry to Ireland before the 1901 Census. This would be for a 37 marker DNA test. Details of the Swan(n) DNA Project are on the FTDNA website. There are approximately 900 individuals with these surnames in the 1901 Census of Ireland.

    We would also sponsor any Picton who appeared, but based on the surname's origins this would be unlikely.

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  16. Would like to know if there is free DNA testing for Naish/Nash line? Ballynash and Ballycullen town lands? Dawn
    We were salmon fishermen on the River Shannon. Have diary.

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    1. Hi Dawn, there is no NASH on the list of sponsored tests. However, there is a NASH DNA project ongoing at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/nash. You may want to check it out.

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  17. I am sponsoring the Roberts surname kits (up to three 37 marker test kits). If someone gets a free sponsored Roberts surname test kit, they do need to join the Roberts Surname Project at FTDNA. Thanks,

    Wayne Roberts

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  18. Le Gall FTDNA Project

    Hi Maurice, would you be kind to add the following surnames (AR GALL and ARGALL) in the name variations section. Thanks. Joss.

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  19. Hi All,
    I'd like to add a free 37 marker ftdna test for any male Kelly that has proven roots in Donaghmoyne Parish County Monaghan.

    Also a free 12 step ftdna for any male Kelly with roots going back to the 1830's to 1860's in Carrickmacross, Monaghan area.

    I can be contacted at jimk@targettrans.com

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  20. Anything on the McVey name from County Tyrone.cheers

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    1. Nothing on the list I'm afraid. But you might want to contact the Admin for the McBee surname study at FTDNA - they have several McVey's in the project - http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=McBee

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    2. Hi Ian, Just wondering if you have tested? my son tested out to 111, and matched a chap in the USA ( a McVEY ) Y107 out of Y111, they are definately cousins, albiet about 8th?!!! But all the way both sides of the Atlantic? They are both in the DURFEE project, with FTDNA, you may like to join that .

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  21. Congratulations to Ms Guy from Cork - she is the winner of our first Prize Draw for a Free DNA Test to be given out at the FTDNA stand at Back to Our Past. If you are attending the event, be sure to enter for a chance of winning.

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  22. Anyone doing "Park/Parke/Parkes" ; Casey; or Kane (aka de Caen)?
    wbpark@bellsouth.net

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  23. i have got family name...heath...flannighan...and simon...i was born in jamaica but live in the uk most of my life and i have often hear in my family that we have got irish and scottish decendants..would like a dna to prove this...any sponsers...my email is simonia585@gmail.com...thank u...

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  24. Is there any place that is researching the wilson or cheeseboro last names.

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    1. Hi Dennis, the Wilson name is being researched at the Wilson DNA Project at FTDNA (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/wilson). Also, although there are three Cheesbrough's in the FTDNA database (https://www.familytreedna.com/surname-search-results.aspx?sType=cn&Searchname2=chees), the only project that comes close to the name is the Cheese DNA Project (https://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/cheese/order). You could contact the Project Administrators for further information. Hope this helps.

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  25. Hi. Is there any Tobin research group ?

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    1. Hi Daniel, there is a Tobin Surname Project which currently has 25 members and there are 38 Tobin's in the FTDNA database in total. You can read more about the project here ...
      - https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Tobin
      - http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/tobin

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