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This project is for Y-line (paternal) DNA only. A companion project, the Cumberland Gap mtdna project focuses on the mitochondrial (maternal) DNA lines. View mtDNA here: The focus of this project is to connect the various familys whose ancestors settled in or passed through the counties surrounding the Cumberland Gap. Please join if either your direct male ancestoral line (paternal only - the line of your last name) is associated with Claiborne, Hancock and Hawkins Co., in Tn., Lee, Russell or Scott Counties in Virginia, or Bell or Harlan Counties in Kentucky. Please join the Cumberland Gap DNA and Genealogy Facebook group at: