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Free DNA tests are sometimes available to encourage participation in surname projects. Offers are usually restricted to Y-DNA tests with sponsorship being provided by the relevant surname project. Some projects will underwrite the entire cost of a DNA test. Other projects will contribute towards the cost of a test or pay for tests for a limited number of markers. In order to qualify for the offer it is usually necessary to supply a list of your paternal line ancestors for at least three or more generations. A list of currently available sponsorship offers from ISOGG project administrators is given below.

Note that for tests ordered through Family Tree DNA when a third party pays for a test, the person testing first has to agree to the initial test and then to any upgrades to the test. The person who paid also has rights to the results, just not to the DNA. If the tester doesn't want the person or group to have access to the results any more, then that person has to reimburse the entire cost of the test and any upgrades before the person or group is denied access.

See the FTDNA FAQ I agreed to a DNA test and someone else paid for the test...

See also the ISOGG Project Administrator Guidelines.

Projects offering a free DNA test

Project Name Name Variations Contact Information Requirements
[[Free DNA tests/|]] All 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.
BREWERTON Bruerton For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/BREWERTON to 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.
Barton For further information, contact the administrator of the BARTON 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.
Bonnell Bonnell, Bunnell, Burnell, Bonell, Bunell Contact Project Administrators listed at http://www.ftdna.com/public/BNL_dna 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).
Boone BOONE, BOON, deBOHUN For further details contact the administrator of the Boone DNA Project. A free 37 marker Y-DNA test is available for any BOONE, BOON or de BOHUN.
Bracey Brace, Bracey, Bracie, Bracy, Bracye, Braissie, Brase, Brasee, Brasie, Brassey, Brassie, Brassy, Brasye, Braszi, Brazee, Brazie, Brazy, Brecy, Brescy, Bresei, Bressey, Bressie, Bressy, Bresy and Brissie Please contact the administrator of the Bracey Y-DNA Project A 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.
Brookshaw Bruckshaw My 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.
Bunch Bunch, Bunche For further information, contact the administrator of the Bunch 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.
CLAN DALTON Dalton, D'Alton, Daton, Daulton, Dolton, Daltuin, Dawton For further information contact Project Administrator K.T. Dalton-Mapstone at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Clan_Dalton to discuss eligibility and shipment of test kit. 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.
Carpenter Cousins Carpenter, 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 Y-DNA test kit to qualified males who have biological 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 should submit their genealogy/pedigree for review.

Cecil-Cissell Cissell, Gascoyne-Cecil, Saycol, Cecil and similar variations For information contact the Cecil-Cissell Project Administrator at: dcissell@gmail.com A 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.
Chichester None For further details or questions please contact the Project Administrator at http://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.
Coldwell COLDWELL, COULDWELL For further information contact the administrators of the Coldwell 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.
Corson Courson, Coursen, Colson, Corsa, Coursey, Vroom For further information, contact the administrator of the Corson DNA project. Free DNA tests are available for men with the surname (de) Courson or Corson with documented lineages from France.
Courtney Courtney, Courtenay For further information, contact the administrator of the Courtney 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 Finder Coverley, 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 project You 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/Cruwys CREWES, CREWS, CRUISE, CRUSE, CRUWYS, SCREWS and SCRUSE For further information contact the administrator of the Cruse/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.
Curd Curde, Curds For 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.
Dalton Dalton, D'Alton, Daton, Daulton, Dolton, Daltuin, Dawton For further information contact Project Administrator K.T. Dalton-Mapstone at http://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.
Danko Dańko For further information, contact the administrator of the Danko 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.
Daw DAW or DAWE Contact 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.
Doolin Dewland, Doolan, Doolen, Doolin, Dooling, Doulen, Dulan, Dulen, Dulin, Duling For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Doolin/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit. I would pay for three 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 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.)
Duncan Duncan, Dunkin, Dunken, Duncanson Tim 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.

Familton Please 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.
Ferguson Fergus, Ferguson, Fergusson Colin 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 By Required Earliest Known Ancestor
CFSNA male FERGUSON born Aberdeenshire prior 1855
CFSNA William FERGUSON born 1735, Kelso the founder of the Dutch Clan Ferguson
Colin John FERGUSON married Jane GALLAGHER, Co. Cavan 13 Oct 1854.
Eugene Daniel FERGUSON born about 1774 Clackmannan
Anonymous Robert FERGUSON of Southampton County, VA circa 1800

CFSNA = Clan Fergusson Society of North America

Fleming Appalachians Project All 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.
Foad FOAD, 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 / Fremault Frame, Fraim, Freame, Freme, Fremault, Fremaux or any close variants Frame / 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).
Franklin Franklin, Franklyn, Frankling, Frankland For further details &/or information please contact the project administrator at http://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 here http://trackingyourroots.com/FranklinGenetics Free Y DNA tests are available for Franklin (or variant) surname men living in England, Australia & Ireland with English ancestral Franklin lineages.
Fraser Fraser, Frazer Gail Riddell - contact at riddelldna@gmail.com Free Y-37 test to any man who can demonstrate Scottish birth in the last 200 years.
GOUGH/GOFF/MCGOUGH GOUGH, GOFF, GOFFE, ANGOVE, MCGOUGH, MCGOFF For further details, please contact the Group Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Goff/Gough/Goffe The 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.
Graves GRAVES, GREAVES, GRAVE, GRIEVE, GRIEVES, GREEVES Contact the administrator of the Graves DNA Project for 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.
HENDRICKS Hendrick, Hendrix, Hendryx For 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.
Ham HAM, HAMM, HAMME, HAMMES Contact the administrator of the Ham DNA Project for 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

Hickson Hixson, Hixon, Higson For further information, contact the administrator of the Hickson project at

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/HicksonHixsonHixon

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.
Hollister Holister, Hollester Contact http://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.
Huntsman HUNTSMAN, HUNTMAN, HUNTEMANN For 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.
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.
LE GALL GALL

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 the Le Gall DNA Project

French
Pour plus de détail, veuillez contacter l'administrateur du Projet Le Gall

Language spoken
French and english

Blog
http://legall-bzh.blogspot.ie/

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.

Land None given Contact the administrator of the Land DNA Project for 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.
Laughlin Please contact Project Administrator for questions or further details: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/laughlinproject Two 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.
Lay Leay, Lea, Ley Lay Group Administrator The 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.
Little Little, Lytle, Lyttle, Littel, Liddel Please contact the Project Administrator at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/little A 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.
Machula Machula, Mačiulaitis, Mačiulatis, Mačula, Mačulatis, Maczula, Maczuleit, Maczullatis, Matchula, Matschula, Matschulat, Matschulatis, Matschulet, Matschullat, Мачула Contact the Machula DNA Project for further details. Free 37-marker Y-DNA test for any variant of the Machula surname.
McCallum/MacCallum/McCollum MacCallum, McCallum, McCollum, McCullum, Malcolm MacCallum/Malcolm DNA Study




Sponsored Y-chromosome DNA tests for any MacCallum, McCallum, McCollum, McCullum, Malcolm residing in Ireland, or the United Kingdom.

McConnochie McConnochie, McConachie, McConaghy, McConechy, McConnaughey, McConnaughay, plus many more variant spellings Tim 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.

Meagher / Maher Meagher, Magher, Maher, Mahar, Marr Contact 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.
Meates Mat, 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, Myott For further details contact the administrator of the Meates 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
Monaghan/Monahan Monahan (with any combination of vowels), Monaghan (with any combination of vowels), Managan (with any combination of vowels), Manningham Please contact the administrator of this project at or visit our website Monaghan DNA Project A 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.
Mugford MOGFORD, 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.
Mulvihill Mulvihill, 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/Mottershaw Mottershaw, Murtishaw, Moddershaw Please contact the project administator at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/murtishaw A 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
Niedzialkowski Niedzialkowski, Niedziałkowski, Niedzialkoski, Niedzialkowsky, Niedzialkosky, Niedzial For further information, contact the administrator of the Niedzialkowski surname project. The NIEDZIALKOWSKI DNA Project is offering a free 37-marker Y-DNA test to men with the surname NIEDZIALKOWSKI or variant.
Ogan Ogan, Ogen, Ogin, Ogun, Oogan, O'ogan, Ougan, Owgan For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ogan/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit. I would pay for three 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 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.)
Owston/Ouston Owston, Ouston, Owston-Doyle Contact 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, 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.

Page Paige For 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.
Parry Parry, Parrey For further details, please contact Barbara Griffiths, the administrator of the Parry DNA project The 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.

Pask Parsk, Pasch, Paske, Pasque For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://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.
Phillips Fillips, Filups, MacPhillips, McPhillips, Phelips, Philben, Philip, Philipp, Philipps, Philips, Philipson, Phillip, Phillips, Phillipson, Philps Contact the administrator of the Phillips DNA Project for 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.
Pike Pike, Pyke, McPike, McPyke Contact the administrator of the Pike DNA Project for 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.
Pitts Pitts, Pitt, Pits, Pittes and Pytts Contact the administrator of the Pitts DNA Project for 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.
Proctor Proctor, Procter, or any similar variant For further information, please contact the administrator, CeCe Moore, of the Proctor DNA Project A 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.
REANEY Flanagan For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://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.
Reams/Reames Reams, Reames, rlreams@yahoo.com Free 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).
Reid Reid Tim 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

Ricketts Rackett, Ragget, Raggett, Reckart, Reckitt, Rickart, Rickat, Ricket, Rickets, Rickett, Ricketts, Rickit, Rickitt, Rocket, Rockett, Wreckitt, Wreggitt For 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. An unlimited number of free tests for these surnames will be made available at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in February 2014.
Riddle/Riddell/Ruddell Gail 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

Robertson Robertson Tim 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

Rowe None given Contact the administrator of the Rowe DNA Project for 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.
Scott Any 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.

Smothers Tribe Smither/s, Smithey, Smetters, Schmetters, Smathers, Smeathers We 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/Southard SOUTHWOOD, SOUTHARD For 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 both names 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.
Spiering Spiering, Spierings, Spierink, Spierinck Please 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/Spirlock Spurlock, Spirlock My 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.
Stoalabarger Stolebarger, Stolabarger, Stolaberger, Stahlbarger, Stahlberger, or other similar variants. For further information, please contact CeCe Moore at yourgeneticgenealogist@gmail.com A 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/Strode Stroud, Strowd, Strode, Stroad Please 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 at the 2014 London WDYTYA Live for males with one of the listed Stroud/Strode variations and who have at least a three generation pedigree.
Talley Talley, Tally, Tolley, Tolly For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Talley-Tally/ to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit. I would pay for three 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 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.)
Taylor Tailor, Taler, Tayler, any spelling phonetically equivalent Ralph Taylor, rt-sails@comcast.net, http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspx, http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~taylorydna/ Must have Taylor surname or variant and supply pedigree showing direct Taylor paternity no later than 1851. Limited to two -- first come, first served
Trout DRAUT, TRAUDT, TRAUT, TRAUTH, TRAUTZ, TROTE, TROUDT, TROUGHT, TROUP, TROUT, TROUTE, TROUTS, TROUTT, TROUTZ, TROWT, TROWTE, TRUDE, et al Craig H. Trout, project administrator, at craigtrout@aol.com


For additional information on the TROUT-DNA Research Project, see:

Our ISOGG page at
http://www.isogg.org/wiki/TROUT-DNA_Research_Project


Our main web site at:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/TROUT_DNA_Research_Project/

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)
Uridge Euridge, Eweridge, Ewridge, Urage, Uredge For further details contact the Project Administrator at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Uridge A 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.
Walker Walker Please see the Walker Surname DNA Project for contact details at http://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.)
Wheaton Wheaton, Wheeton, Whetene, Wheten, Wheaten, Weeton, Weaton, Wetton, Whetton, Wheadon, Whedon, Wheedon, Wheden, Wheaden, Weedon, Weadon Contact Administrator via http://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.
Willing WILLING, WILLINGS, WILLIN For further information contact the administrator of the Willing 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.

Project Name:Fleming Appalachians Project