ABOUT THE PROJECT
The HEATH Surname DNA Project was established to create a growing database of DNA profiles of male Heath descendants to aid in genealogical research. DNA analysis can assist in supporting or refuting the premise that two or more participants descend from a common ancestor. The success of our Project will depend on the number of participants who join our testing group, as well as the documentation of the research connected with each line regarding dates and locations of birth, death, marriage, etc.
All male Heath descendants who wish to participate in the project are welcome to join. The lab tests the y-chromosome which is passed down through an unbroken male lineage (father to son to son, etc.), so you must be a male with the Heath or variant spelling surname to participate. In order for a female to determine her paternal ancestry, she must use the y-chromosome of a male on her father's side - her brother, father, father's brother, grandfather, etc. If you have an unsolved roadblock in your Heath genealogy, DNA testing can provide an additional tool to aid in focusing your research if you match with another participant in the project.
The following DNA tests are available. Please see the FTDNA web site for availability of other types of DNA testing.
SuperDNA (y-DNA67+Full mtDNA Sequence) ...$437
Y-DNA12to25 for $49
Y-DNA12to37 for $99
Y-DNA12to67 for $189
mtDNAPlus (HVR1+2) $49
Full Mitochondrial Sequence $199
Family Finder $199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus $248
The 12 marker test is best at ruling out relatedness with another participant. The 37 marker test is more refined. And FTDNA is now offering the 67 marker test. Whichever you choose now can always be upgraded later for an additional fee.
DNA collection kits, which involve a painless swabbing of inside the cheek, will be sent to participants directly from the lab. Your payment is remitted to the lab with the completed kit. To join the Heath DNA project, click on the Join link at the top of this page.