Childers/ress James River

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This project consists of those individuals (typically with the surname of Childers/Childress or some derivative thereof) whose Y-DNA, Mt-DNA or Family Finder test results have placed them into this "Viking" clan.  The beginning of this clan in America is circa 1600 A.D. and may be traced to the James River area of Virginia, not far from current-day Richmond.  Those first individuals with given names of Abraham, William and Philemon Childers likely are common ancestors for all Project Participants, given the Y-DNA profile of our contemporary Clan members.  All relevant information including project status, enrollment requirements, kit costs and other materials may be found at our Master Website:

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