This project was created to find a common ancestor among those who have surnames of an Anglo Saxon origin or those who live or have ancestry in the lands once occupied by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians and Franks. The current Project Administrator is David Coldwell. Female applicants please note that only males possess Y-DNA. You may gain entry if you are managing a Y-DNA kit satisfying the following criteria: Applications must come with an explanation of the surname in question. As Anglo Saxon implies British and Germanic ancestries together, a simple offering of a surname is insufficient to be considered seriously. Please provide some detail and context to your application. Applications with a simple surname and no other contextual detail will be immediately dismissed.