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East Anglia

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About us

East Anglia DNA Project

welcome those whose paternal (Y DNA) or maternal (mt DNA) ancestry trace directly back to or near East Anglia,
and those with aDNA test results who have substantial ancestry in the region.

The area covered by the project includes the counties of: Suffolk (SFK), Norfolk (NFK), the northern half of Essex (ESS) [level with Chelmsford] and the shires of: Lincoln (LIN) [from Boston south] & Cambridge (CAM) [east of Huntingdon].
This would likely represent the Kingdom of the East Angles at its fullest extent, 
but we have extended the area with the addition of some of the area covered by the main local British tribes who were in the region prior to the Romans.

Most of the data collected in this project comes from those who have agreed for their DNA results to be publicly displayed for collective analysis. 
In gathering these results along with their ancestry, it is hoped that any underlying connections may be revealed between families long before parish records & documented family trees, and about movement & settlement patterns of the various groups to have come into the region.

Project members need to include the display of their Earliest Known Ancestor and year & place of baptism.
Members will need to sign the Release that comes with their kit allowing matching and sharing.
They also need to set the sharing of their results (not their identity) to "Anyone" on the "Privacy & Sharing" tab of their member page.
[Otherwise, their test results will not appear on the Project Results page here at the FamilyTreeDNA public version of the web site.
It is only by sharing results that any progress can be made in research].

The project was created by David Weston along with a few others and was managed by him between 2006 – 11,
from 2013 by Dr John Pelan & Stephen Arbon.and since 2014 by Stephen Arbon.

Stephen Arbon,
Administrator East Anglia DNA Project
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