We have started a Fulford Family DNA project. DNA testing for family history projects is very new and can be very interesting. It can identify common ancestors for those tested within a very small degree of error.
The National Geographic Society has started a world wide DNA testing project called the Genographic Project. It is explained on this web page:
The company doing the project for National Geographic is FamilyTreeDNA and they have agreed to start a Fulford family project. The best DNA testing for tracing family history is on males, the Y chromosome-DNA test. This test allows you to identify your ancestral origins on your direct paternal line. The Y chromosome is passed from Father to Son without any change so it remains the same from generation to generation. To participate you must be a direct male descendent of the family line. That means you must have the name Fulford and be pretty sure you or your ancestor was not adopted.
We have several Fulford family lines in the US, Canada and the UK who have been invited to participate in the project.
The web page that explains the Fulford FamilyTreeDNA Project is at:
To participate you have to submit a DNA sample, using a cheek swab and pay for the test. The normal cost of the Y-DNA12: 12 Marker Test is $159 but as part of the Fulford project they will do it for $99. You can order the 25 marker or 37 marker test if you want but it is more expensive.
Go to the web page and click on JOIN THIS GROUP to order the kit. Again, to participate you must be a Male with the last name Fulford. This testing doesn't identify any disease or paternity and is confidential.
Please feel free to forward this on to other Fulfords who may be interested.
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