Barlow Genealogy
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March 16, 2003
Remember, DNA is the Gene in Genealogy!


Today, March 16, 2003, we have officially opened the BARLOW DNA Project.

How it works: The Y chromosome is passed from father to son unchanged, except for a mutation about every 500 generations. Testing the Y chromosome will provide you with a genetic finger print consisting of 12 or 25 numbers. By comparing this finger print to others with your surname, you can determine if they are related.

Only a few of our Barlow families have successfully traced their roots past our U.S. ancestor. Through our website, Barlow Genealogy and our mailing list at rootsweb, we have found many variations on the surname, both it's spelling and origins, but it has only been through this project that many of us have found relationships to families whom we had not even thought of researching before. Other families, to whom I for one, had long suspected a relationship, was proven by this project, to have no relationship at all.

We still have a lot of research to do, and would love to have more families test.