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Acadian AmerIndian Ancestry

Acadian and Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project
  • 2229 members

About us

Established in 2006, The Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project builds upon the historic surnames and the mtDNA and Y DNA haplogroups of our Acadian and Amerindian ancestors of 17th-century Acadia (and later diaspora regions), and adds a new dimension: Family.

We extend invitations to our friends and relations from all across North America -- including the United States (especially the East Coast, Louisiana,, Texas, and Northern Maine) Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, the Gaspe Region, Quebec, and surrounding areas to join our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project. Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project members research deep ancestry through extended Y DNA, Big Y, Family Finder, and mtDNA tests.

Who should join the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project?

--If you have an ACADIAN SURNAME in your family lines, as listed in the project profile, and you've had the Y DNA, mtDNA or Family Finder (autosomal DNA) test, you are qualified to join this project.
- If you are a MALE with an ACADIAN SURNAME and you'd like to find out how to participate, please join this project by ordering a Y Chromosome 37 marker test.
- If you have a MATRILINEAL ANCESTRY (your mother’s mother’s mother’s line) that leads to a NATIVE and / or an ACADIAN grandmother, please join this project by ordering a full mitochondrial sequence mtDNA test.
- If you have Y DNA, mtDNA, or Family Finder matches with members of the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry project and are researching your ancestry, you are welcome to join this project.
-It is not necessary to have a percentage of "Amerindian" ancestry (also reported as "Native American") in your Autosomal DNA test results, to belong to the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry project.
- If you'd like to discover new leads for ancestry research and close, immediate and distant cousins, please join the project by ordering a Family Finder kit -- or you may transfer your autosomal DNA results to Family Finder by copying and pasting this URL into your browser:


To join click the JOIN button you'll find at the top right of this page. Enter your kit number and password (from Family Tree DNA) when prompted or order a DNA test kit and you'll be able to become a member of our project.

Have questions? Contact the administrators of the project and we'll be glad to help you make the right decisions for your genetic genealogy goals. They're listed on the project site (copy and paste this URL into your browser):


Want more info? Copy and paste this URL into your browser to read Roberta Estes' blog: