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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists. These tests help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father) in a quick and easy way. It saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.


The Cushman, Couchman DNA Project has been started to:

1. Help Cushmans and related families work together to find their common heritage  (View summaries of Cushman/Couchman ancestry lines on the Patriarch Page)

2. Identify the DNA of the ancestor families and compile them and their lost branches into distinct genetic lineages through DNA matches

3. Encourage Cushman/Couchman males to submit Y-DNA and genealogy information

4. Organize Y-DNA results and paper genealogies of living Cushman/Couchman males

Useful Links

Cushman Genealogy Web Site

Robert Cushman in Canterbury 1596 to 1607

Cushman Family Genealogy Forum at

Cushman Message Board at

Archive of Messages for the Cushman Message Board at

World Families Network General Discussion


For more information on the relationship between DNA testing and traditional genealogy, visit World Families Network.


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