East Anglia Geographic DNA Project
The primary project goals are to aid traditional genealogy research by:
1. Establishing family relationships through genetic matches where surnames don't match but common geographic origin has been established (i.e. maternal lines for mtDNA matches; false paternities, out of wedlock births, etc. for YDNA matches);
2. Determining origins of geographic surnames based on East Anglian place names.
The secondary goals of the project are to further research into East Anglian deep ancestry by:
1. Mapping the distribution of project member haplotypes and haplogroups; and
2. Looking for correlations between mapped haplotype/haplogroup distributions with known or presumed Angle, Dane, Roman and/or pre-Roman population centres.
YDNA Project members interested in furthering the secondary goals are encouraged to have Y-SNP testing done to determine their Haplogroup subclade and to include the birthplace & year of baptism of their earliest known ancestor in East Anglia . See the "Haplotree" tab of your personal FTDNA results page for more information or contact the Project Administrator.