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Bell Y-DNA Project

  • 385 members

About us

This is a Y-DNA Bell surname Project. Our primary and over-arching objective is to:
*  Advise and assist the membership, 'new-join requests', and other individuals seeking more information about the benefits, advantage, opportunities of using Y-DNA to complement traditional, records-based male Bell lineage genealogical research. Project admins have all tested through several levels of Y-DNA and simply offer our personal insight, suggestions, opinions as to most favorable testing option(s) to help you discover and learn more about your direct, male-line Bell ancestry. 

NOTE:  The Bell Y-DNA Project fully supports Y-DNA testing.  However, the Bell Y-DNA Project does not have the capabilities, the means, nor the mechanisms to perform administrative duties to support mtDNA (female line) testing or autosomal (Family Finder) testing.  Those who have tested "ONLY" mtDNA are strongly encouraged to join a FTDNA Project which aligns with their Haplogroup designation.  The opportunities and advantages for mtDNA testers is significantly better in Haplo Projects that are designed and built around mtDNA testing and results.

The Bell Y-DNA Project will NOT accept membership requests from those who have "ONLY" tested Family Finder.  Many, if not most, members have taken the Family Finder test to complement and support their existing Y-testing as part of their Bell family research efforts; but not as the "ONLY" or "STAND ALONE" test.  Family Finder, by itself, meets neither the intent nor the primary objective of this Project. 


* Respond 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 in website databases to include: Y-DNA, migration patterns, SNP results, Haplotype analysis, Project participants, etc. List individual member data using coded identification.

* Align common ancestry, if any, between members of the BELL Y-DNA Project.

* Determine common ancestry, if any, between members of the BELL Y-DNA Project and members of the Beal-Beall DNA project.

* Identify common geographical areas of convergence, if any, between members of the BELL Y-DNA Project and members of the Beal-Beall DNA project.

*  In the spirit of full disclosure, the admins of the Bell Y-DNA Project are (as are all Projects on FTDNA) volunteers. We receive absolutely no commissions, reimbursements, collect no fees or rewards, nor remuneration of any sort whatsoever.