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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
Athey Athey, Athy Contact Whit Athey at http://www.hprg.com/athey/ Will sponsor up to three 37-marker Y-DNA tests for Athey/Athy males who are natives of Ireland or the UK and provide a lineage chart.
Barry Barre, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Barrivane, Barry, Barrymore, deBarra, deBarre, deBarri, deBary, DuBarry, and others with direct documentation of a paternal relationship Contact the Barry Surname Project administrator, Jim Barry, at jbarry6899@me.com

Barry Project web site


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.

Sue Barry has agreed to sponsor two 12-marker tests for Barry males that don't fit in the lineages specified, or who don't know their lineage.

Bartlett Barclift, Bartlet, Bartlett, Bartley, Bartly, Bartolet, Berkley, Berkly, Bertlet, Burkley https://www.familytreedna.com/public/BARTLETTDNA/default.aspx

Contact Jim Bartlett: jim4bartletts@verizon.net

The Bartlett-DNA surname project will fund two Y-DNA 37-marker tests for any BARTLETT (and variants) surnamed male 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
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.
Bolt BOLT, BOULT, BOALT, BOLDT, BOLTE The BOLT DNA PROJECT Administrator

https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Bolt

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
Bonnell Bonnell, Bunnell, Burnell, Bonell, Bunell Contact Project Administrators listed at https://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).
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.
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.
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.
Burton Hatcher Contact Elizabeth Siskron at this e-mail address: lsiskron@mindspring.com Requires 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.
Caird Katherine Borges, CAIRD DNA Project Administrator

https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Caird

FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any male with the CAIRD surname. Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator
Calhoun/Colquhoun/Calhoon Calhoun; Calhoon; Colquhoun; Kilpatrick; Kirkpatrick For questions, please contact Gail Riddell at riddelldna@gmail.com Males 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 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 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.

Cassidy "Cassidy" spelling only Candy Jones Campise email address of CandyTree@aol.com I will sponsor one(1) "FREE" Y-DNA 37-marker test "Cassidy" spelling only in Dublin, Ireland 18-19 Oct 2014.
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.
Cloud/Cloude Cloud, Cloude Contact DNA Project Administrator, Tom Cloud http://mykindred.com/cloud/dna/ FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the CLOUD (and variants) surname who are natives of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. (American military base births excluded)

Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrator

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.
Corby Corby, Corboy, (Mac/Ó) Corrbuí, (Mac/Ó) Corrbuidhe For further information contact the administrators of the Corby DNA project via the project website at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/corby/ A free 37-marker Y-DNA test is on offer for any Corby (or variant surname) whose lineage is not yet represented in the project.
Corson Courson, Coursen, Curzon, Colson, Corsa, Coursey, Vroom For further information, contact the administrator of the Corson 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.
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 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.
Dunbar Visit our Project at: Dunbar DNA Project

Send genealogy/pedigree or questions to: Debra Dunbar Nowell

The Dunbar DNA Project is offering free 37-marker Y-DNA Family Tree DNA tests to any male Dunbar with ancestry to a specific time and location and native to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France or any other European country who is not closely related to a male Dunbar already tested.** Your direct male Dunbar line chart will be needed to complete the testing process. **Exception to "not closely related to a male Dunbar already tested" is not required at any conference, festival, etc. outside North America where ISOGG is attending.
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.

Durkin Durkin, Durkan, Durcan For further details contact the Project Administrator at

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Durkin or e-mail: mike@celtic-dreamer.com to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.

A limited number of free Y-DNA-37 marker test are available for any DURKIN (or variant) of Irish descent who turns up at the FTDNA stand at BTOP or WDYTYA and can provide proven ancestry for at least 4 generations, who lives in the UK,Ireland or the US, and who is not closely related to anyone already in the project. This offer is on a first-come first-served basis.
Eastman Easman, Eastman, Eastmond, Eastmonds, Estman, Estmond, Estmund, Ostmund Contact the EASTMAN DNA Project

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/eastman/

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

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.
Farris FAIRES, FAIRS, FARIES, FARIS, FARISH, FARRAS, FARRES, FARRIE, FARRIES, FARRIGH, FARRIS, FARRISH, FARRISS, FARRISSEY, FARRY, FEARIS, FERIS,FERRES, FERRIE, FERRIES, FERRIS, & FERRISS Please 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.

Fitzgerald Fitzgerald The FITZGERALD Surname Project Administrator, Linda Magellan FREE 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 Project Fleming 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 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, Scotland & 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.
Gladstone Gledstane, Gladstones, Gledstanes For questions, contact Gail Riddell Gladstone at riddelldna@gmail.com Any 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/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.
Guffey Guffee, Guffey, Guffie, Guffog, Guffy, MacGuffey, MacGuffie, MacGuffog, MacGuffy, McGuffee, McGuffey, McGuffie, McGuffog, McGuffy Please contact the project administrator, Susan Milligan, at similligan@msn.com. You can view the project website at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Guffey/ The Guffey DNA Project will sponsor up to three 37 marker Y-DNA tests at Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2014. 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.
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

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.
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.
Hudson Hudson, 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.).
Huntsman HUNTSMAN, HUNTMAN, HUNTEMANN For further information 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.
Johnston My names is Kathy Johnston, co-administrator for the Southern 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.
Kelso Kelso, Kelsoe For further details please contact Janet Burks or Ed Kelso the Project Administrators at https://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)
Kennedy To discuss further please visit http://www.kennedydna.com/contact.html Male 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/Kydd Kidd, Kydd Sandra Kidd,



or visit our website at Kidd DNA Project

A free 12-marker Y-DNA test 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.
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.
Lawless Lawless, Lollis Contact Lawless DNA Project Administrator, Derrell Oakley Teat:

http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/lawless

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.
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.
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
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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.

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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.

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.
Lloyd Lloyde reidlinda@rogers.com A 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.
Lurz LURZ, LURTZ (Similar sounding surnames can can be discussed on request). Contact thomas@tkrahn.com Thomas Krahn. Send an email to thomas@tkrahn.com I 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, LIGON Katherine Borges, LYON(S) DNA Project Administrator

http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/lyon

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
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.
Maynard Maynor, Mayner, Mainard, Menard, Manard Contact 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.
McAnally McAnally, McAnelly, McAnnally, McEnelly, McNally, McNelly The McAnally Surname Project Administrator, Linda Magellan FREE 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/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.
McCombs/McComb McCombs, McComb Please 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 Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2014 Conference.

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.

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.

McElrea McElrea, McIlrea, McElray, McIlray Participants 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 at http://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.

McKinney McKinney, McKiney, McKiny, McKenney, McKeney, McKeny, MacKinney, etc. Jody Thomson, DNA project administrator at jmthomson57@gmail.com Free 12-marker test available to several males with McKinney (or close variant) surname who is a native of Ireland. A paternal lineage chart must be submitted and the free test is subject to the administrator approval.
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
Megaw/McGaw Megaw, McGaw, MacCaw, MacGaw, McCaw, McGah Contact the project administrator listed at https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Megaw FREE 12-marker YDNA test to any males with the Megaw (and variants) surname who are natives of Ireland, Northern Ireland, or Scotland.* (American military base births excluded). Tester must be willing to both participate in the Megaw/McGaw Y-DNA Project and provide details for at least three generations of his paternal Megaw/McGaw ancestry
Milligan/Milliken Milligan, Milliken, Millican; vowel substitutions within an M-l-c/g/k-n framework accepted, as well as a preceding A or O contact: Susan Milligan similligan@msn.com

project website: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/milligan/

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/Monahan Monahan (with any combination of vowels), Monaghan (with any combination of vowels), Managan (with any combination of vowels) Please contact the administrator of this project at or visit our website Monaghan DNA Project FREE TEST IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

[Y-DNA testing 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.]

Morrissey Morrisey, Morrissey, Morrissy, Morrisy For further details please contact project co-administrator, John Melia

jomelmeliaj@gmail.com

Project website https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Morrissey/

The project is willing to sponsor a Y37 test for a Morrissey male who can demonstrate a paternal Morrissey lineage of at least three generations and whose Morrissey line can be traced to Ireland.

Will sponsor two Y37 tests at Genetic Genealogy Ireland Conference 2014 at Back to Our Past in Dublin (17-19 Oct 2014).

Mugford MOGFORD, MUDFORD, MUGFORD, MUTFORD. For further information 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
Nance Nance, Nantz, Nantze, Nants FTDNA 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 Page https://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/Neale The Admin directly if you have questions: Gail Riddell riddelldna@gmail.com Males 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.
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.
Northridge Northedge, Nortridge mcpheenorthridge@att.net

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Northridge/

Male with Northridge surname who has documented early ancestry in England
O'Toole O'Toole Rob Warthen at Rob.Warthen @ DNAGedcom.com for more information. YDNA 37 test for any O'Toole from the Glendalough area of County Wicklow Ireland or who can trace their ancestry back to this area
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 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/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, 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.

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.
Park/e/s Park, Parks, Parke, Parkes, Pershouse For further details please contact Ken Parks the Project Administrator at kenparks@earthlink.net

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/park-e-s/

A free Y-DNA37 marker test is available for any male Park/Parks/Parke/Parkes/Pershouse 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.)
Parker Timothy W. Parker descendent, Linda Magellan FREE 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.

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.
Picton Picton For further information contact . For information on the Picton project see the Picton DNA project website A free 12-marker Y-DNA test is offered to males with the surname Picton. The project may consider more funding, depending on the willingness of the person being tested to exchange information on their family history and take an active part in research.
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.
Posey Contact 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.
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.
Pry Prye Prey Pry Prye Prey O'Prey Joanne Pry Howard. jphoward428@gmail.com




Free Y-DNA 37 Marker test to any Pry, Prye, Prey, O'Prey male in the UK or Ireland and will provide at least a 4 generation paternal line of his Pry, Prye, Prey r O'Prey or variant family

Free Y-DNA 37 marker test to any Pry, Prye, Prey or O'Prey (or variant) male in the UK or Ireland and will provide at least a 4 generation paternal line if his Pry, Prye, Prey or O'Prey family.
Rathbone Rathbone, Rathbourn, Rathborn, Rathbon, Rathburn or other variants Please contact the Project Administrator, Roger Rayborn at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/rayburn One 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
Rayburn Rayburn, Raeburn, Raburn, Rayborn, Reyburn, Raybourn and all similar variations For further details contact the Project Administrator, Roger Rayborn at http://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.
Rea-Ray-Wray ==Contact==Contact Joseph C. Rhea, Administrator, by sending an email to rheajc@msn.com
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).
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.
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 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/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.
Rucker Ruckers, 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.com The 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.
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.

Siskron Kernohan, McConnell, Devlin Contact 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 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 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.

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.
Stanfield Contact Elizabeth Siskron at: lsiskron@mindspring.com (that is an L not a one) Will pay for one test. Must have a 5 generation genealogy
Sterry Sterry,

Sterrey

For further details contact the Project Administrator at

https://www.familytreedna.com/public/STERRY to discuss eligibility and make arrangements for delivery of the DNA test kit.

A free Y-DNA-37 marker test is available for any male STERRY (or variant) whose line has less than 2 people tested. Lineage submission required and subject to approval by administrators.
Stiles Stiles, Styles Contact Phill Stiles at the Stiles Surname project at dna.surname@stilesfamilyofamerica.org . The Stiles Family of America and Affiliated Families’ website is http://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
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 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.
Swann Swan, Swann For further information contact . See also the Swann DNA Project website. A free 12-marker Y-DNA test is offered to males with the surname Swan and Swann. The project may consider more funding, depending on the willingness of the person being tested to exchange information on their family history and take an active part in research.
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 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.
Taylor Tailor, Taler, Tayler, any spelling phonetically equivalent Ralph Taylor, rt-sails@comcast.net, http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspx, http://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
Tedford Tedford, Telford, Telfer For further details please contact Janet Burks the Project Administrator at https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Tedford A 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)
Thompson THOMPSON, THOMSON CONTACT: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/thompson/default.aspx FREE 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.
Tripp Trip, Tripp, Tripe, Trippe Contact Tripp DNA Project Administrators http://www.familytreedna.com/public/tripp o A free 37Y-DNA test for males with several generations of documented TRIPP ancestry in England.

o Will contribute to the cost of testing direct line male descendants of James Tripp (b. 1656, RI). Preference given to descendants of sons other than Robert. o Will contribute to the cost of testing of male descendants of Charles Tripp (1784-1828) of Scarborough, Ontario and David Tripp (c1755-c1814) of Haldimand, Ontario.

All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A three-generation pedigree chart must be submitted at the time of the request.

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)
Tuite de Tiut, de Tuite, Tiut, Tiutt, Tiutte, Tuett, Tuit, Tuite, Tuitt, Tute For further details please contact the project administrator, John Melia

jomelmeliaj@gmail.com

Project website: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Tuite

The project is willing to sponsor a Y37 test at FamilytreeDNA for any male Tuite who can demonstrate a paternal Tuite lineage of at least three generations and whose Tuite line comes from Meath, Westmeath or Longford.

Will sponsor two Y37 tests at GGI Conference 2014 at Back to Our Past in Dublin (17-19 Oct 2014).

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.)
Wallace Wallace, Wallas, Walles, Wallis, Wollace Contact the Wallace DNA Project Administrator, Don Wallace: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/WallaceDNA 12 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.
Warthen/Wathen Warthen, Wathen You may contact Rob Warthen at Rob.Warthen at dnagedcom.com or check out our page on FTDNA. 37 Marker YDNA test for the first 5 males. Must provide at least 3 generations of genealogical detail relating to the Warthen or Wathen surname.
Watson Watson; Wattson Gail Riddell at riddelldna@gmail.com Males 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.
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 12 marker Y DNA Kit (or equivalent value towards a 37 marker 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.
Worden DNA Project Worden, Werden, Wharton and similar Please 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.
Wright Wright, Write, Right, Rite The WRIGHT Surname Project Administrator, Linda Magellan FREE 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.