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I am recruiting males with a Curd surname and for a minimum 37 markers. So far I have identified two main YDNA family groups and origins. The "English"(R1B-U198) origin England and the "USA" (also R1b) from Virginia and Kentucky. The project normally supports you buying a Y 37 test kit first but if you have already bought an AtDNA test from another company you can transfer the results To this database and obtain a Family Tree DNA kit number. After you have a kit number, click on the "Join" button on the top right hand side of the screen, then when you have been accepted into the project. The project Administrator should contact you for you to allow them Advanced Access. For AtDNA don't forget to "Unlock" the transfer for access to the Chromosome Browser matching facility for a small charge. YDNA results so far; I have found one USA family YDNA originating from Virginia/Kentucky. And I am looking for more men to test. One source of Family-Tree you can check your American heritage is in Dan Curd's newly published book(2020). The YDNA is a different Haplo-group from the "English" family. I have found two Y DNA families of "English" Curd in the project as follows; 1. Rye (SSX), Buxted (SSX), London (MDX and Cambridge), Flaunden/Sarratt, (HRT), Canterbury (KENt), Rawreth (ESS). and 2. Yalding/Maidstone (KENt). All six branches (of 1) are YDNA "R1B U198" haplogroup and the project is upgrading testing to a new normal of Big Y-700 which refines further a family matching. The main body of the family may come from Norman invasion. Upgrading is ongoing for the second of the English families. Two branches of this tree shows a common ancestor of more than 200 years ago from these towns. The project is currently testing this by upgrading to a Big-Y. I am still looking for men descendants with Curd YDNA of possible U198 family from; a Derby and Durham families, papermakers who came from Hertfordshire and b Charles's family, papermakers, born in Canada and Wales moving to AUS or NZ. c Dartford, Kent. and With, possibly, no surviving males to test in the following; George and Kezia from Sevenoaks, Kent. Richard and Harriet Eliza, of Pancras and Deptford. The Solicitor's clerk family from Manchester. The Woolwich boys. Tonbridge Curds. (Ancestor John Curd born Maresfield (may be the same as the Buxted family), and wife Ann Maynard born Tunbridge. Some descendants of one Curd with may have a Russell YDNA and are welcome to take the Family Finder test in this project for a Curd or Maynard connection. The project has done some triagulation to view in the Chromosome Browser. I haven't made many YDNA observations of the early-settling USA Curd family due to very few joining the project. If any man or a father is a Curd and who believes he, through his father's male genetic line, originates in Kentucky or Virginia or anywhere else are welcome to test. Email me with some history and family-tree. Members of the project own their samples and results and they can decline to show or share them.