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About us

The Jopling DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!. Our project is just getting started, and we expect to have many exciting discoveries. Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your family tree. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.

The surnames in this DNA Project are also researched as part of the Jopling One-Name Study. This significant research and information about the surnames and the associated family trees can be found at: The One-Name Study registrant passed away in September 2017. Their One-Name Study, formerly registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies  has now been preserved at the Guild. This DNA project continues administrated by a representative of the Guild and a co-admin. Both the DNA project and the One-Name study are available to jointly take over - please contact the current administrator if you would like more information.

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 Jopling or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, please find a male to participate. We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to order 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. You would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Plus test.