This Y-DNA project was started by the National Association of Leavitt Families, an organization formed around the descendants of immigrants John Leavitt of Hingham,MA and Thomas Leavitt of Hampton,NH, both arriving in America in the early 1600's. It was begun for the purpose of looking into their ancestry, to see if there were any relations between the two men. This was a successful venture, but our work doesn't end there. There are many other Leavitt lines whose origins are not yet known, and we still seek volunteers to help with this. NOTE: You do not have to be a NALF member to join our DNA project, nor do you need to have proven connections to our earliest Leavitt immigrants. ALL are welcome here.