The current project administrator is David Coldwell The 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 andFranks.
I will accept only those people that have tested with a SNP associated with Germanic origins.
Those that have surnames of a Germanic origin, those that match others surnames with a Germanic origin. Make sure that the SNP you have tested is associated with a Germanic origin.
In 98 B.C. Tacitus's writes in his work Germania, about the Ingaevones who were described to be a West Germanic cultural group living along the North Sea coast in the areas of Jutland, Holstein, Frisia and the Danish lands, where they had by the first century B.C. become further differentiated into the Frisians, Saxons, Jutes and Angles.
Ancient genealogies and myths have the three sons of Neugio who are named Boganus the progenitor of the Bogari, Vandalus the progenitor of the Vandals, and Saxo the progenitor of the Saxons and Thuringii.
The Saxons were a Germanic people first appeared in the beginning of the Christian era.
The Saxons were said to have lived in the south Jutland Peninsula in the north of what is now modern day Germany.
By the end of the 6th century, the Saxons had taken all of the Roman territory within north-west Germany, as far as the Elbe River.
The Angles and Saxons joined forces and in an invasion of Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.
The Franks were a West Germanic tribal confederation first attested in the third century as living north and east of the Lower Rhine River.
The Saxons, from Lower Saxony what is today modern Germany (German: Niedersachsen)
The Frisians, the Germanic people whose origins are in coastal parts of The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany: They are concentrated in the Dutch provinces of Friesland and Groningen and, in Germany, East Frisia andNorth Frisia.
The Jutes, from the Jutland peninsula what is modern day Denmark.