Just to follow up on Julia's message: A new MOORE Surname Y-Chromosome DNA Project has been established at Family Tree DNA, called MOORE-Worldwide.This project is intended to be inclusive of all MOOREs from any area and any spelling variant.The testing will be for the male Y-chromosome that is passed only from father to son. Therefore, the testing requires a male with the surname of MOORE (or variant.) The test analyzes either the 12 or 25 markers on the Y-chromosome.If the markers of two or more male individuals match, it indicates they descend from a common male ancestor.
By joining through a Surname Project, you get a discounted rate for the test.The preferred option is the 25-marker test, for which the discounted fee is $169.The fee is $99 for a 12 marker test, which can be upgraded to the 25 marker test later if desired, from the original sample.If your name is not MOORE, but you are a MOORE relative, or if you are a female researcher of the MOORE family, you can still participate by purchasing a test kit for a male with the surname MOORE (any spelling).
The project is being co-administered by Julia F. Wood, Jan Matlock and Marge Stockton.To join or just get more information, go to http://small-stuff.com/MOORE/http://small-stuff.com/MOORE/ , click on “Order Your DNA Test Kit,” or go to http://www.familytreedna.comhttp://www.familytreedna.com , click on the "Surname Projects" link, then the "MOORE-Worldwide" link. Fill out and submit the form and Julia, Jan or Marge will contact you.On the website, your personal information is hidden and only the test results can be seen.We are very excited about the prospects DNA testing offers for untangling our many MOORE ancestors.More exciting yet -- the first three participants in the project are all perfect matches, which opens new avenues of research for all participants!