The McIver Surname DNA Project
There were five original participants in this project. Four of the five have submitted DNA samples and have received results. The five pioneer participants used the Y-DNA37 test. The FamilyTreeDNA website explains that females would use the mtDNA test to trace lineage through female ancestors, while the Y tests apply only to males. Participants in the McIver Surname Project, therefore, must be male and share a common surname. Females who want to participate in this project should locate and arrange for a male relative from the surname line to be tested.