We are please to announce the formation of the Tasmania Geographic DNA Project.
The Tasmanian Geographic group project seeks to discover and positively link via genetic DNA markers the many common surnames and direct genetic relationships in Tasmania.
However, your returned result will be checked worldwide against other participants and you will be notified of matches of other such participants in the Family Tree DNA genetic marker database. The Y-DNA test will seek matches for a male's direct male surname ancestor, while the mt-DNA test will seek matches for direct female ancestors on the outer most branches. You are welcome to submit your surname for male Y-DNA testing if your wish thru this group regardless or whether you have known ties to this area or not. Who knows?Both males and females may submit samples for mtDMA testing.
Inquires or comments should be directed to David Cripps at firstname.lastname@example.org , Jim Barrett at email@example.com, or to the Yahoo mailing list at Tasmania-DNA@yahoogroups.com .You may visit the Yahoo mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tasmania-DNA/http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tasmania-DNA/ .