Bell Y-DNA Project

  • 506 members

About us

The PRIMARY OBJECTIVE of the Bell DNA Project is to:

* Advise and assist the members and individuals seeking more information about the benefits of using Y-and mtDNA genealogy to complement traditional, records-based research. Project admins have all tested through several levels of Y-DNA and/or mtDNA and simply offer our personal insight, suggestions, opinions as to most favorable testing option(s) to help discover and learn more about your direct, male-line Bell ancestry.  The Bell Project does not have the means, capabilities, nor mechanisms to filter, sort, or match autosomal DNA (i.e.; Family Finder) results. We DO ACCEPT Y-DNA and mtDNA results ... but WILL NOT ACCEPT a request for membership from those who have ONLY tested, or intend to test, autosomalDNA or to use autosomalDNA as a 'Stand Alone' DNA test for Project membership ... regardless of the testing company.  With your Project membership we STRONGLY encourage each member to complete their direct, straight-line, male Bell pedigree forms, as much possible, to assist the Project build a repository of sorts of our individual Bell ancestries.  The intent is to possibly help other Bell Project members fill-gaps or see possible new alignments with the ancestry of other Bell Project members.  Each of us to help all of us!

In the spirit of full disclosure, the admins of the Bell DNA Project (and all Projects on FTDNA) are all volunteers. We receive absolutely no commissions, fee's, rewards, nor remuneration of any sort whatsoever.

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

* Determine 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.

* Determine common geographical origins, if any, between members of the BELL Y-DNA Project and members of the Beal-Beall DNA project. Use earliest known ancestral location from each Bell pedigree.

* Determine Ancestral Haplotypes for immigrant ancestors.