This website provides lineage information for many of the members of the Anderson DNA Project. These men have joined with the Anderson DNA Project and Family Tree DNA (company that does the project's DNA testing) to learn more about their DNA and how it relates to their genealogy and family history. We, also, provide links to the DNA results for this project.DNA is a tool used along side the genealogy paper trail in hopes of furthering our genealogy research. This project is an ongoing DNA study of the Anderson surname and its variants. The more Anderson men who participate in the DNA study, the better everyone's chances are of matching with another Anderson male.
We hope this project will help to provide the evidence needed to make breakthroughs in extending lineages that have stumped Anderson genealogists for years. This project has done that for many people. There are others who have found that DNA has provided a match to another person where the connection hasn't been found yet. We continue to search for clues that will help us solve these mysteries.
This project began in 2003 by Herb Anderson and others who were interested in learning more about their Anderson connection through DNA. Herb served as Project Administrator, Website Coordinator, Welcome Administrator and as of January 2015 has retired from his volunteer service with us. We will be hearing from him occasionally, though.Darlene Anderson is the Project Administrator and webmaster; David Pitts is the DNA Administrator and MaryLu Hudson is the Family History & Genealogy Administrator and serves as the Welcome Administrator. We are all volunteers of this project and not employees of Family Tree DNA or Worldfamilies.com. The project continues to use Family Tree DNA as our DNA testing company, since the beginning of this project. They have proven to be invaluable to those of us who aren't DNA experts. Worldfamilies.com, and in particular Terry Barton, offered us the use of a program that assembles our members in their correct Haplogroup and Sub-Group. We thank him as this is also an invaluable asset to our project.