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This great new DNA genetic tool has stimulated a lot of interest in many different family groups in various parts of the world. Some family historians are making a through study of the biology, the statistics, and interpretation of this new field. I will not try to completely educate you about the technicalities but following are some other sites on the World Wide Web where you can learn as much as you wish about the processes, the growth of the field, the vocabulary, what can=t now be determined, geographic origins of families, and where the field seems to be heading.


One of the very first men to bring his family name into a research project was Douglas Mumma. It was an article in Newsweek about his study that first caught my attention. He has much to share on his web site. He has many members in this earliest of Projects. You might like to see the variations and grouping that this project has identified.


A most thorough and complete references can be found on the site created by Chris Pomery

Among many features is his compilation of all the many family projects that are underway.


Here are some more great places to learn from others


Kevin Duernick Genetic/DNA Glossary Larry L. Jordan

Wells Family


These three sites will give you a graduate degree in this new field of study.

Genes Come in Pairs

DNA 101: Y-Chromosome Testing on the Blair site

Short Tandem Repeat DNA