Looking for anyone interested in participating in a Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar DNA project. Each participant has the option of requesting the 12 or 25 marker test to verify kinships to other Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar lines in the US. I'm in the process of setting up a Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar Surname Project with Family Tree DNA that is based out of Houston, TX. For more information about genealogical DNA testing please see their FAQ page:
For anyone concerned about needles please be aware that the DNA testing is done via cheek swabs and no needles are involved.
Please contact me here or by email if you are interested or know someone else who might be interested. Anyone interested needs to be a male with the Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar surname. Females can participate by finding and/or sponsoring a Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar male cousin. My grandmother was a Fryar. I am not a male nor do I have the Fryer/Fryar/Frier/Friar surname so on both counts I can't participate directly by submitting my sample. However I have a cousin who is male and has the Fryer surname and is willing to participate. My grandmother was an only child so she had no brothers. However her father had brothers and I will be looking in their trees for any additional participants to assist in the test results.
I will be contacting specific Fryer and Fryar's directly that I believe there is already a possibility of kinship to ask for their participation.
However, it doesn't matter if your Fryar/Fryer's are kin to mine the testing will determine which Fryar/Fryer's connect where. I am also interested in finding which Fryar/Fryer lines connect to Jamestown George Fryar who was married to Ursula and arrived in VA on the William & Thomas from London in 1624. Finding a descendant of his tree could also prove where in England his line connects.