For those of you who may be new to this forum, a 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 of same surname match, it indicates they descend from a common male ancestor.
The project is being co-administered by Julia F. Wood, Jan Matlock and Marge Stockton.For more information, visit our website http://small-stuff.com/MOORE/http://small-stuff.com/MOORE/ .To join, click on “Order Your DNA Test Kit.”Fill out and submit the form and Julia, Jan or Marge will contact you.The preferred option is the 25-marker test, which more closely defines the timing of the common ancestor.The optional 12-marker test can be upgraded to the 25-marker test later if desired, from the original sample.The cost of testing is reduced for Surname Project members.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.
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).