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Join the Barton DNA Project


Our project is open to any male of any of the listed surnames or to any man believing that he is descended from one of those names. Participants are sought from all parts of the world.  The tested individual must be a male who wants to check his paternal line (father's father's ... father's line).   Females should look for a brother or cousin or more distant male relative with the surname they want be test.  Females can also order a test for themselves, which will be the mtDNA or mtDNAPlus, but the results of their test do not tie to the Surname Project.

 

Click here to place an order through the project for a DNA test at Family Tree DNA


Special Sponsorship Program:

The Barton Historical Society has a special sponsorship program for families who are not already represented in the Barton DNA Project.   You may order a 37 marker test for $100  (less than 2/3 of the regular project price and less than 40% of the FTDNA public price)   Contact Terry to confirm eligibility and make the arrangements

Which Surname (yDNA) Test?

  • If you are trying to match to a different surname without a paper trail - 37 markers is the minimum.   67 will be helpful in most cases
  • If you know the surname you should match, you may get by with 25 markers, but many folks will need 37 or even 67 to get clear insight.
  • If you are only interested in your "deep ancestry" (haplotypei) or in proving that you don't share a common ancestor with a specific family, 12 markers are adequate.   12 markers are usually sufficient to confirm solid paper trails
  • If you are serious about your genealogy - you'll probably end up with at least 67 markers.

 

DNA Test Prices at FTDNA:
  • 67 marker test $239
  • 37 marker test $149
  • 25 marker test is $124
  • Add $4 for US postage or $6 for international postage

Upgrades from one test to the next are $49.  (except - 37 to 67 is a two step  increase and is $99)   You can go in steps, upgrading a bit at a time - or buy the markers all at once.

 

Click here to place an order through the project for a DNA test at Family Tree DNA

 

What are the specifics?

The test will be conducted by Family Tree DNA, of Houston TX, the World's leading testing company for Surname DNA Projects.  All tests include an estimate of the "Haplogroup" (an indication of deep ancestry).

We personally recommend the largest number of markers that you can afford.   We expect that most serious researchers will eventually upgrade to 37 or 67 markers - if they don't start there.

The test is a simple cheek swab.  The kit will arrive and leave your house by mail.  You simply follow the instructions.  (You'll rub the inside of your cheek a number of times with a special scraper, put the kit back into the envelope, sign the release and put the completed sample in the mail. )

 

What do I do if I have questions?

1. Please read DNA Testing the Smart Way at World Families Network.
2. Please read the Freq Asked Questions at World Families Network.

 

If you still have questions, contact one of the Project Administrators


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