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WALDEN
Surname Y-DNA Project

Last update April 7, 2009
Results page: click here


Introduction

The Walden Surname DNA Project and this web site have been founded as a place where we can use the Y-DNA testing, now available to answer some questions about our ancestry. This is open to any person related to the surnames Walden, Waldon, Waldren, Waldron, Wallen, Walling or other possible variations.

Objective

The objective of the project is to use Y-DNA testing to identify the various Walden families and to bring together those members with common ancestry. Due to the loss of paper records, there are family ties that have been lost in history; and with this technology some of these can be reestablished.
Some of the specific questions are:


Privacy

This web site will not publish any information that will directly tie any testing results with any living individual. This policy will hold even though there is little to no impact to be found from having these numbers published.
We will publish results with a testing number, and it will look as follows:

Walden DNA Results
















Kit Number

Ancestor

Date

Location

393

390

19

391

385a

385b

426

388

439

389-I

392

389-ii

123456




13

23

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

14

13

30

The individual must agree before any information will be entered in the Ancestor, Date or Location Columns.
Then the table will look like this.

Walden DNA Results
















Kit Number

Ancestor

Date

Location

393

390

19

391

385a

385b

426

388

439

389-I

392

389-ii

123456

John Walden

1750

VA

13

23

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

14

13

30


The individual whose Y-DNA is tested is free to publish, disclose, discuss his results on any other forum. The connection from "Kit Number" to "Individual" will never be disclosed on this site.
If two people request and agree to disclose their addresses to each other, the project manager will send them the addresses.

Y-DNA Testing

The DNA testing is as easy as brushing your teeth -- no blood, no doctors, no visits to collection specialists. Your genetic test kit consists of a cheek scraper and a collection tube. You will be able to read the instructions and perform a painless cheek scraping in about five minutes. The effect of using the scraper is about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush.

Worried about what else the DNA test lab might find? The answer is not a thing. They won't know if you show positive for a disease, condition or anything else. The test looks only at the Y Chromosome and then only at 12 or 25 specific Loci on the Y Chromosome.

Y-DNA technology has its limitations and its advantages. Y-DNA testing cannot give you an absolute match to other men. But it can support a theory that two families are related or it can, with certainty, determine they are not related. So if you have a theory that two men, located together in geography and time, are brothers then DNA testing can probably settle the question. If you run out of places to look for an ancestor it is possible that relative has had the DNA test done and a match can be made. Using that information you maybe able to find the records that link the families.


Cost and Lab Choice

There are a number of labs that offer DNA testing at different prices. The results from different Labs can be compared as long as they report back to you in "alleles" and not some private count, letter, or code. We have established a DNA Surname group with a group rate with one of the Labs that is significantly less than cost for a single analysis. In keeping with the advice of Roots Web that rate is only available via email.
The project manager, nor any one associated with this web site, will make any money from this effort. All money transactions are between you and any Lab you choose to use. The project manager will consult, on Walden family genealogy issues, as to of the value of DNA testing in general or on specific details of your situation.

If you have Y-DNA test results from any Lab, they can be useful. Just contact the volunteer Walden project manager at





You must be 18 years of age or older and be willing to pay the cost of the DNA testing. To sign up click SIGN UP

Links and Further Reading

Frequently Asked Questions -- see FAQ page

There are many good web sites. For example:

Family Tree DNA
Ancestry.com Genetic Genealogy
KEVIN DUERINCK Surname DNA Project
CHRIS POMERY'S DNA PORTAL


Copyright © 2002-2003 John S Walden