The Gotham / Goatham DNA Study
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About us

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

Our project is just getting started, and we hope to have some exciting discoveries.

Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your family history research. Hopefully we will learn more about which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the spread of the surname.

The surnames in this DNA Project are researched as part of the Goatham One-Name Study. You can learn more about this significant research, and the associated family trees, by visiting the One-Name Study web site, or contacting Teresa, the Project 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 Gotham 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 to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more.

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. To explore your direct female line, you would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Full Sequence test.

Both the Y DNA and the mtDNA test results contain no personal information, and you will match or be a close match to those to whom you are related. This is an opportunity to learn more about your origins and ancestry.

Order your test kit today - below or, depending where you are viewing this information from, go to this page; it's important to join through the project to make sure you are part of it and get discounts. Alternatively contact Teresa at or visit the DNA study page on the Goatham / Gotham ONS project web site for more information.