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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.


This Family Project is started to:

1. Help researchers on common or related families work together to find their common heritage  (See 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


For basic information, visit World Families Network and check out the "Getting Started" block

The Edmondson DNA Project is collecting & studying DNA data on Edmondson (and all other possible spellings).  The purpose of these tests is to distinguish the relationships between the various lines.   Most of us realize we have gone as far as possible with traditional methods of research (courthouse records, bible records, etc.). We have lots of theories about how our lines mesh, but we don’t have any proof positive. DNA testing can help solve that problem and could put us on the right track, showing us which lines are related, and which are not. 

Our group is looking for DNA sampling from any Edmondson (all spellings) male, in a direct line of documented descent.  These are the surname spellings that we encourage to participate in our project:

Edmiston, Edmondson, Edmonson, Edmonston, Edmonstone Edmundson, Edmunson


************** SPECIAL OFFER ****************

Lee Edmondson has offered to pay for a 25-marker Y-DNA test to any Edmondson whose proven patriarch is one of Thomas Edmondson's (d. 1715) sons, named in his 1715 Essex County VA will as James, William, Bryan, Joseph, Samuel, Thomas, Benjamin or John. Since John died without male issue, and William died without any known issue, this offer extends to the remaining named candidates.


See our Recruitment Page for details on joining our project.

See our Miscellaneous Page for details on contributing to the "General Fund."


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