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About us

Welcome to the Kennett worldwide DNA project. For the purposes of the DNA project we are using the Y-DNA test, which tells you about your direct male line, that is, your father, your father's father, your father's father's father, and so on back in time. To participate in the test you should therefore be a male with the surname KENNETT or KENNET or with any other variant spelling. If you believe there is a KENNETT 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 ask your brother, father, uncle or cousin to take part and represent your tree. The project also accepts Family Finder results from both males and females who have the surname KENNETT somewhere in their family tree within the last five or six generations.

If you have taken an autosomal DNA test with another company you can transfer your results free of charge to the FTDNA database in order to join this project and to benefit from matches within FTDNA's large international database. For details about the autosomal DNA transfer programme click here.

To learn more about how DNA testing can help your family history research we recommend that you read the following short article. We encourage males who order a Y-DNA test to order 37 markers, if possible.

A General Fund has been established in conjunction with FamilyTreeDNA to provide a central repository for donations to assist with the cost of DNA testing of key descendants and to split the cost of testing between all interested parties. The fund is maintained independently by the testing company. Contributors can either make a general contribution to the fund or specify that their donation should be used to test a specific participant. Contributions can also be made "in memory" of a family member. Donations can be accepted in any currency via credit card. To make a donation, visit the General Fund section at the bottom of this page.

The privacy of project members is respected at all times. The project administrator strictly adheres to the Family Tree DNA Group Project Administrator Terms and Policies and the ISOGG Project Administrator Guidelines. See also the Family Tree DNA Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and the Learning Center pages on DNA Group Projects. For information about the FTDNA privacy settings see the article in the FTDNA Learning Centre on Privacy and Sharing.


The Kennett DNA Project is an independent genealogical research study run by a volunteer project administrator. The group administrator receives no payment or incentives from Family Tree DNA or from any other organisation or institution. There is no guarantee that every participant will match anyone in the DNA project or in the wider FamilyTreeDNA database.

Member information and data obtained from the Kennett Project must be attributed to the project, the administrator and FamilyTreeDNA. Please notify the administrator when using data for public or private research.

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