A project has been established with World Families Network to host our EMERSON * AMERSON * AMASON DNA project.Webpages for reporting statistical results only (names of participants are not provided) will be located within World Families Network.The project has also been registered with the Family Tree DNA project, which provides the kits and testing for project participants.By registering as a family project, the cost of the kit is reduced for participants in the project. More information available online at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~amasonamerson/amasondna.htmhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~amasonamerson/amasondna.htm
Our goals for this project: 1. To establish if there is a common ancestor, and if AMASON, AMERSON, EMERSON or EMMERSON are branches of the same family tree.
2. To establish if AMASON, AMERSON, EMERSON or EMMERSON families, often living in the same locations, in the Southern U.S., are branches of the same family.
3. To determine early geographical origin of the AMASON AMERSON EMERSON and EMMERSON family.
4. To determine if there is Native American ancestry in one or more branches of the AMASON AMERSON EMERSON or EMMERSON family. NOTE: To reach a comparable result, the participant in a Y-chromosome study, should be male with the surname of AMASON, AMERSON, AMISON, EMERSON or EMMERSON.
Please read the information at the following link to determine if you are a good candidate for this projecthttp://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/e/emerson/rec.htmlhttp://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/e/emerson/rec.htmland contact one of the project administrators, before ordering a test kit. To reach some or all of the goals for this study, the Y-DNA25 or Y-DNA37 marker test is recommended for anyone, who provides a sample for this project.
Cost of the Y-DNA 25 marker kit is $171, if ordered online through the World Families Network EMERSON * AMERSON * AMASON family project: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/e/emerson/http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/e/emerson/or through Leon Amerson. If you are a good candidate and wish to participate in this study, please order a kit ASAP, so results will be available before the 2006 A*A HQ.
Anyone who cannot participate can still help by contributing to a fund to help defray costs of the test kit for others who are participants in the study. For more information, or to order a test by mail or telephone please contact: Leon Amerson via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Nigh via e-mail: email@example.com