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About us

The Butler Surname Project is open for all Butlers (and variant spellings), both men and women throughout the world, who have a connection to the Butler surname.

The main objective of the project is to use Y-DNA testing to identify the various Butler lines and to bring together those members with common ancestry. But of course, the females who test are also necessary because they will have males in their trees. Due to the loss of paper records, there are family ties that have been lost in history; and with this technology some of these can be re-established.

Some of the specific questions are:

How are the various Butler families of 1700s related?
There are Butler ties back to Europe. (England, Ireland)
For those who have tested elsewhere, are you aware that certain tests can be transferred to FTDNA? See https://learn.familytreedna.com/imports/transfer-autosomal-ancestry/family-tree-dna-family-finder-transfer-program/