Surname GEORGE Study

                              Linking Families

Current Membership: 68

 

DNA Test results    Traditional Genealogy    How to Join

 

Welcome to the George Surname Study. Our goal is to help George family researchers break down long standing “brick walls” through the use of DNA analysis. In combination with traditional family research, DNA analysis can allow us to quickly map the links that tie our families together and discover more about our own family histories.

 

How Can DNA Analysis Help?

A few of the ways in which DNA analysis can help trace our ancestors include:

1. Find a group of researchers already working on your line. If you find an exact match with another researcher or researchers, you can quickly tie into a known line. This can be a very valuable tool for someone just starting out.

2. Stop going down the wrong trail. If you do not have an exact match with another researchers working on a known line, you may have a mistake in your paper trail and can redirect your research.

3. Confirm your research. An exact match with one or more other researchers will confirm the results of your own research. In the example below, three researchers shared a common ancestor born in 1743. The DNA results confirm the reliability of their genealogical research, even though their ancestral lines split in the 18th century.

 

ID

Ancestor

Location

Period

Contact

G015

John George

    VA

b. 1743

Project Coordinator

G028

John George Sr.

Spotsylvania, VA

b. 1743

Project Coordinator

G031

John George

Spotsylvania, VA

b. 1743

Project Coordinator

 

 

 

   1

  2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

DYS

393

390

19

391

385a

385b

426

388

439

389-1

392

389-2

alleles

   13

   24

   14

   11

    11

    14

    12

    12

   12

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    13

   30

 

About the Project

The George Surname Study is a family research effort. The project coordinator handles the data management for the study on a voluntary basis and serves as the web master. The project coordinator also helps facilitate communication among the participants and consults with them on a regular basis concerning the content and format of the project web pages. Our key strength as a family group comes from our ability to share relevant information about our ancestors while protecting our individual privacy (see below). If you took a DNA test directly through a private testing service you would not have the same opportunity to share information with cousins researching the same family lines.

Who Can Join

Any male with the George surname who is directly descended through a male line (grandfather to son to grandson, etc.) can participate in the study. If you are a female researcher, you can participate indirectly if you have a brother, father, paternal uncle, or male cousin with the George surname who is willing to submit a DNA sample for you. You can participate individually, or as part of a family project with other family members sharing the cost for one or more participants representing the family line. If you know of other George researchers who are descended from a known common ancestor, please let them know about this site.

How to Join

Family Tree DNA of Houston, Texas, provides the commercial testing services for the George Surname Study through test facilities at the University of Arizona. You can order a test kit directly through Family Tree DNA. In order to make it easier to join the project, we have included the authorization code in the preceding link. We do ask you to submit a separate Application form and a Pedigree Chart to the George Surname project coordinator by E-Mail or regular mail. You may forward the application form and pedigree chart through the regular mail, as an attachment to your E-Mail, or just include the required information in your E-Mail. The signature block is used only for forms sent by regular mail. The information you provide the project coordinator is very important, since it enables you and other researchers to understand the meaning of the results and help each other with your research.

Participation in the project authorizes the project coordinator to publish the ANCESTOR’s name, dates, locations, and the test markers on the project web pages. The project coordinator will not release any personal information concerning the participant. Of course, the participant may authorize the project coordinator to set up contact with other researchers at any time, and this is one of the strengths of a family study. The Pedigree Chart should go back as far as possible on your male surname, but does not need to include information on any living person. Include as much information on the pedigree chart as possible. We do not have to publish the pedigree chart on the George Surname Study web site - it’s your option.

Privacy

 

Family Tree DNA maintains strict control over their surname database and the test scores under Texas state legislation guidelines. The University of Arizona, which maintains the actual DNA test samples, is bound by both State and Federal privacy and confidentiality legislation (see the Family Tree DNA web pages for more details).

 

Project Coordinator


Please feel free to contact me by email, telephone, or regular mail if you have any questions concerning the George Surname Project. If you would like to help with the project in any way, please let me know.

John L. George
7681 Clark Rd.
Hanover, MD
?21076
(410) 799-0856

dracalpha@earthlink.net



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