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The ultimate purpose of this page is to discuss our DNA results.

  • An example of what this page will look like over time is the Hodges DNA Project Discussion Page
  • Feel free to discuss this project on the The Shaw DNA Project Family Forum (link in menu bar across top of project page)
  • Click here to order a DNA test in the The Shaw DNA Project project. 

Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

  • A report on the participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to the earliest known ancestor
  • A classification of the participant's "deep" ancestry, which gives insight into the prehistoric origins of your surname ancestors
  • A sense of camaraderie with all who participate in the Family Project, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
  • Stimulation to family research and 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 the Surname and the Spelling variations
  • Locates the genetic matches that do not share your common surname


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