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Participation in this project is open to anyone anywhere in the world with a known or suspected all male Forrest or Forrester line. The goals of the project include, among others: (a) help participants solve longstanding genealogical problems and find new relationships with other Forrest or Forrester lines, (b) determine which particular Forrest and Forrester lines are closely related and which are not, (c) since most such lines apparently originated in Britain, especially Scotland, determine how closely related the Forrests and Forresters are to those from Britain with other surnames, etc. Since markers on the Y-chromosome are being analyzed in this study, the DNA sample donor must be a male with a direct male Forrest/Forrester lineage. Only males have the Y-chromosome and it is passed directly, virtually unchanged, from father to son, never to or from females. Thus, females interested in obtaining information about their Forrest/Forrester lineage would need to have a male relative (father, brother, uncle, a male cousin, etc., from their direct Forrest/Forrester line) actually supply the sample for analysis.