The goals of the project can be summarised as follows:
The Carmichael DNA Project aims to strengthen bonds and fellowship through the following objectives:
(a) Identify the Y-chromosome signature (the paternal tree) of different Carmichael lineages.
(b) Through (a), help test-takers to establish the likeliest location where their earliest Carmichael ancestors would have lived.
(c) Through (a), help test-takers to establish how they are connected to other test takers and to their particular lineage using both genealogical and DNA evidence.