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The Doane DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!

If your surname is Doan, Doane, Done, Dowen, Donne, Dowen or variants you can join us for an exciting journey of discovery. Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your family tree. We will also discover which family trees are related.

As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname. The surnames in this DNA Project are being researched. You can learn more about this significant research, and the the associated family trees, by visiting the web site, or contacting the Group Administrator. Group Administrator:

The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Doane or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you will need to find a direct line male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree. We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to order 37 markers, or more. If you order 37 markers, you can upgrade later, for refinement of your line.

Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. You would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA FULL Sequence.

Autosomal testing of both males and females over the last six generations can fill in your cousins by testing in Family Finder.