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- WFN has been providing DNA Information, Websites, and Administration to FTDNA Surname DNA Projects since 2004 (About Us).
FTDNA and WFN have a long-standing relationship (Learn more).
We are currently looking for male Zachary (and surname variations listed below) descendants to volunteer their DNA for this project (Y-DNA Marker Tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry).
We have already discovered two separate Zachary family lines with just 5 volunteers! The test results show the two Zachary family lines are not related within a minimum of 15 generations. Please review the Patriarchs and Test Results pages to compare the paper trail vs. DNA.
If you are interested in doing a DNA test and would like more information, contact either Project Administrator listed at the bottom of the page.
If you have the following Surnames, you are welcome to join this project:
Zachary, Zackery, Zachery, Zakery, Zakry, Zaccary, Zachry, Zykorie, Zacharie, Sakry, Sakyre, Sachary, Sachry, Sacrey, Sacre, Sacrye, Sakary, Sacree, Sakarye, Sacary, Sacry, Sakre and any other spelling variant not listed!
(If your surname is not included please contact a Project Administrator (contact links are at the bottom of the page.)
The Zachary Surname DNA Project is open to all families with these spelling variations from all locations.
If you are ready to submit your DNA to the project, click the Order Test link (within the top black menu bar at the top of this page - you will be taken to the FamilyTreeDNA website) or click here.
The Zachary Surname DNA Project Objectives:
- Build a database of Zachary lineages, grouped by DNA signature - those within a given lineage can compare and see where to focus their conventional paper trail research.
- Find proof of surname change - since there are so many variations to the name Zachary, DNA can help track down name changes.
- Make research easier by ruling out unrelated Zachary branches.
- Discover geographic origins in another continent or country.
Participating in any Surname DNA Project provides:
- Your paternal line prehistoric origins (Also known as Haplogroup - clicking this hyperlink will open a new window and take you to the FTDNA FAQ page).
- A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry - we begin to realize we are a World Family.
- Stimulation to research the convential paper trail and renewed information sharing.
- A way to confirm if your ancestors changed their name, either slightly or to something completely different.
- Genetic matches who do not share your common surname (i.e. adoption, alternate paternity).
- A better understaning of our ancestors - particularly where the records have been lost (due to war, fire, flood, etc.).
- Pedigrees and a genetic connection catalog of all known project families.