Check out the BELL Y-DNA PROJECT: Whether you are just beginning the search for your Bell roots or have discovered that existing genealogy records alone are not enough, DNA technology offers the potential to significantly advance your research. Our primary and overarching objective within the Project is to advise and assist our members and 'new joins' to help you determine Y-test options that will help you discover and learn more about your direct, straight-line male Bell ancestry. PLEASE NOTE: The Bell Y-DNA Project does not accept requests for membership from those who ONLY test autosomal-DNA (i.e., Family Finder). Y-DNA testing or mtDNA testing are required for membership. The Bell Y-DNA Project supports autosomalDNA testing and it is available to all Project members --- but not as the sole, 'stand-alone' entry test for Project membership. Our Goals * Actively promote the advantages and potential discoveries by using Y-DNA genealogy to complement traditional, records-based research. * Ensure prompt responses to inquiries and requests for assistance. Provide guidance, advice, and support to members and potential members. * Provide a fully informative and user-friendly Project website. Ensure member confidentiality in all transactions. * Record member information on website databases to include: Y-DNA results. migration patterns, SNP results, Haplotype analysis, Project participants, etc. All members will be listed with their personal Kit # assigned by FTDNA. mtDNA results are maintained by the mtDNA Project that you choose to join. * Determine common ancestry, if any, between members of the BELL Y- DNA Project. * Determine common points of ancestral geographical convergence, if any, between members of the BELL Y-DNA Project and members of the Beal-Beall DNA project. Use earliest known ancestral location from member pedigree. * Determine Ancestral Haplotypes for immigrant colonial ancestors. We encourage you to participate in The BELL Surname Y-DNA Project. To join, please proceed to our sign-up page or contact a project administrator. Also, please submit your Y-DNA Bell pedigree at: https://www.cognitoforms.com/FTDNASurnameDNAProject/BELLYDNAPedigreeSubmissionForm Enjoy your journey, and help us grow the BELL Family tree one branch at a time.