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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists!

  • Surname tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry.
  • Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails.

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This project includes Milligan, Milliken, Millikin, Millican, Mulligan, Mulliken, Mullikin, and other spelling variations

The Milligan/Milliken DNA Project is open to all families, of any spelling variation, and from all locations.  
(If your surname is not included please contact the Project Administrator.)   We will also accept persons whose DNA indicates they are a Milligan/Milliken, etc., regardless of surname.

This Milligan Family 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.
There is a ROOTSWEB mailing list called MILLIGAN-DNA that will be used to discuss DNA issues related to all variations of the surname.  Click here to join or read the archives:

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


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