The Coads have turned out to be an extraordinarily complex surname, with quite a number of different families. We have laid down a program of research in order to cover all the living family groups with Y-DNA tests, and this involves a further 32 tests. If this is to be completed within a reasonable time frame, we will need to assist representatives of important family lines to meet the cost.
We have established a General Fund, to accept donations in any currency via credit card or PayPal. These funds will be held at the testing company, and used to help sponsor test kits for key males who are unable to participate. We encourage you to make a donation.
I have started the Fund with a donation of $100. Regular small donations are also possible. I will also be approaching relatives to assist with the cost and the mechanics of organising the tests.
I think for those who are interested in Coads and Coodes, we will finally discover the origins of the families and work out exactly who is related.