The Brewer DNA Project is a Y-DNA, Surname Project open to males with the Brewer (Brower, Brouwer, Bruer, or variation of) surname. Females, who have recruited a male relation (father, brother, cousin) who has the surname Brewer, may also join. Ordering a Y-DNA Test for a Brewer is a requirement of joining the project.
The Brewer Surname Project uses Y-DNA test results to identify family groups of genetically related living male participants through their matching haplotypes (genetic signatures). Such testing can show a definite relationship exists between two or more males and that they share a common ancestor within genealogical time spans, but not with whom or when. Documented genealogical pedigrees supply the missing information. The two sets of data (paper trail and DNA results) compliment and support one another.
NOTE: For detailed information regarding our project, use the pulldown menu “About This Group” at the top, left of this page and please select the “NEWS” and “RESULTS” tabs. There, you will find recent data, current family groupings of Brewer participants and their pedigree information with links to web sites that expand upon our Brewer surname project and provide additional resources for genealogy researchers.