Resources for Starting a DNA Surname Stury

By Blaine T. Bettinger Premium

Most surnames, especially common ones, already have an established DNA surname project.  But if your surname is rare, it’s possible that you won’t find a surname project.  The following books and websites contain information about starting and running your own surname project.

How to start a project

Running your project and recruiting participants

Need guidance on using DNA testing as part of your genealogy research? See our “Complete Guide to Genetic Genealogy” in the December 2009 Family Tree Magazine.