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Welcome to the Bixby Surname Project!

If you have done YDNA testing and have any version of the Bixby surname, I beg encourage you to join. Paper trail genealogy has shown the surname to radiate outward from Suffolk, England in the fifteenth century. Wouldn't it be fascinating to confirm that single origin story using our DNA? And where that received tradition turns out to be wrong, we can use comparing our DNA as a tool to track and catalog what really happened. But it means we need as many Bixby YDNA kits as we can get for analysis, so please join and help us add to our shared knowledge.

The following Surnames are currently included in this project:

Bixbee, Bixby, Bigsby

The Bixby DNA Project is open to all families with this surname, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.  
(If your spelling is not included above please contact the Project Administrator.)

The Bixby DNA Project was started to:

  1. Help researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage.
  2. Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
  3. Identify and confirm genetic Lineages of ancestral families.
  4. Ultimately catalog pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known project families.

Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

  • The participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor.
  • The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
  • A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
  • Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
  • A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
  • A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of your Surname and the spelling variations
  • Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname
  • The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost

Click here to order a DNA test in the The Bixby DNA Project project.


In Memory

This Project was started by Kenny Hedgpeth. Kenneth "Kenny" G. Hedgpeth (November 22, 1958 - June 3, 2011) was an American genetic genealogy pioneer and ISOGG co-founder.   Kenny became an ISOGG co-founder when he answered the call to attend the organizational meeting held at the SCGS (Southern California Genealogical Society) Library in Burbank, California, in January 2005.  Kenny designed and won the ISOGG logo competition and facilitated the creation of vinyl banners for use at genealogical conferences. He volunteered to staff the booth at many of these conferences including SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California; Stones, Tomes and Ancient Bones in Corona, California; and the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! conference in London, England.  Additionally, he answered hundreds, if not thousands of questions about genetic genealogy. Most of his correspondence occurred through the two ISOGG and DNA-NEWBIE Yahoo Groups he founded in 2005. He also answered questions for beginners at the quarterly SCGS DNA Interest Group meetings.


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