Kathy and I have created the GILPIN DNA Project. We are inviting you to come visit the website and participate. This project is being conducted to help answer the following questions: · Does a common ancestor link all GILPIN male ancestors? · Can we determine how your GILPIN ancestors are related to other families with the GILPIN surname? · Can a link be established with the GILPINs from England and the GILPINs from Ireland? · To establish links between previously unrealized GILPIN family connections.
Simply stated the overall goal of the GILPIN Family DNA Project is to discover common paternal ancestors and establish the genetic connections among the various families through Y-chromosome DNA tests.
The GILPIN Family DNA Project has selected Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) to perform Y-chromosome DNA tests on males with the GILPIN surname (including all variant spellings). The Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) will be determined from those participants with significant matches, and a report describing the results will be posted in the secure portion of the website. Individuals without initial significant matches will also have their results posted in the secure site, hopefully future matches will be made and TMRCA linkages will be discovered. Every participant will receive a report of his own test result from FTDNA.
Mitochondrial DNA tests will be preformed on female participants and those males who desire a deeper investigation of their heritage.