My name is Liz Jones and I have been researching the history of the Denman surname since 1999. Through my research I have become very interested in the history of the Denman name and its origins, as well as tracing my own Denman line. My maternal grandfather was Jack Denman, and I started this project in his honour, to try to find out as much as I can about this surname.
You must be male to take this simple cheek swab test, and you should bear the Denman surname. A test of at least 37 markers is recommended. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. If you believe there is a Denman in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...). If you are female, you will need to ask a direct line male in your family tree, such as your father, brother, uncle or cousin, to participate and represent your tree.
Please note that this project has no connection with the DenmanDNA.com website, I have had no input into its content, and that any views/advice expressed on there are his not mine. Confidentiality of participants in this project and any genealogy they may share with me stays solely with me, Liz Jones, as the administrator of the Denman DNA Project.