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About us

The Andrews Surname DNA Project was established to create a growing database of DNA profiles of male Andrews descendants to aid in genealogical research. DNA analysis can assist in supporting or refuting the premise that two or more participants descend from a common ancestor.

We hope to achieve the following goals:

- To determine possible relationships between the known Andrews lines in English-speaking countries.

- To determine possible relationships between other Andrews lines of British descent (including those in the British Isles and other countries).

- To assist Andrews not sure of their lineage to determine which of these broad groups they might fit into.

Since the lab is testing the y-chromosome which is only passed down through an unbroken male lineage (father to son to son, etc.), you must be a male with the Andrews surname to participate. Genealogists researching another spelling of Andrews (Andrus, Andros, Andrewes, etc.) are encouraged to participate in this project. Women who are Andrews descendants may choose to sponsor a male Andrews relative (father, brother, uncle, cousin, etc).

New members' join requests MUST name the individual who will actually take the DNA test.

FTDNA has given the Andrews project discounted prices for the DNA tests. The preferred test for our project is the Y-DNA37 although the Y-DNA12, Y-DNA25, or Y-DNA67 will also work. If at a future date you would like to "upgrade" to a test with more markers then a Y-Refine test may be used. No additional test kit would be required.

This genetic testing project for Andrews family history should compliment the usual paper record documentation used in genealogical research.

DNA analysis can assist in determining that two or more participants descend from a common male ancestor although it will not identify the specific ancestor.

The Andrews Surname DNA Project organizers have no commercial affiliation with any profit making organization and receive no compensation for services or expenses involved with the project. At present, this webpage is maintained for posting DNA results of participants who choose to make their information available.

Although the Andrews Project has arranged for discounts at FTDNA, that by no means suggests a business partnership or other relationship between the Project and the Laboratory. All funds are payable only and directly to the testing company. The Andrews Project will not be the recipient nor steward of any DNA samples and has no responsibility for their care, handling or return to participant, nor duty to act on behalf of Participant in mediation of any dispute between the Participant and the testing company.

While a match between two participants may indicate that they share a common male ancestor, it will not identify the specific ancestor and there is no guarantee that every participant will match another participant.

By participation in the project, the participant agrees to all conditions of the Project.