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About us

The primary goals of the GOTTS DNA project are to:

* Discover which family trees are related

* Sort out multiple families found in the same location

* Find any mistaken connections in family trees

* Discover information about the evolution of the surname

* Bridge gaps in the paper records

DNA research can also:

* Discover information to define the major branches of the tree going back to the origin of the surname

* Discover clues regarding the origin of the surname

* Combine results with research in early records to determine the number of points of origin for the surname

* Preserve DNA results for future research, to protect against any male line becoming extinct

* Discover information about our distant origins

* Discover information which may solve research problems, and/or resolve brick walls

* Validate family history research

* Confirm suspected events, such as illegitimacy and adoption