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About us

This is a Y-DNA surname project but is not limited to just males or to just those of surname LOWERY or related spellings. It is open to any and all who may wish to participate. You can find out about the testing by visiting the Family Tree DNA web site, they will be conducting the LOWERY DNA test. We suggest that you read as much as possible about DNA testing, they will be able to answer many of the questions you may have.

To collect the DNA sample for the test you simply rub the inside of your cheek with the cotton swabs from a kit you buy through FTDNA when you join the LOWERY project. You can join by using this link to the LOWERY Project Join Page. You can start with a 12, 25, 37, 67 or 111 marker test. The 37 marker test is recommended as it will bring you closer in generations to other participants results and have less false matches. It is not required to purchase the 37 and if a 12 or 25 marker is choosen and later matches suggest that the 37 or 67 markers test should be run, then upgrading is easy as well. Upgrade costs are shown on the personal pages. The cost for the tests are shown on the "Join Request" page. Click on the above link to join or just to find out more about the process of joining and the cost of tests. You can always join at a later time.

If you do not join now, come back often and check out how the project is going. Hopefully you will decide to join and be an early participant in this new field of "Genealogy by Genetics." This web page will be used to provide you with easy access to the results and ancestry of all the LOWERY's who are being tested. You will see posted on this page the Test Kit # and the test results. Confidentiality is very important in this project which means you must be the one to decide on how much to share on this web site. You may share as little or as much as you wish to.

After you join you need to email our Co-Administrator, Regan Lowrey, at rclowrey@gmail.com or me the ancestry/lineage of the person tested before it can be posted with reference to the Test Kit#. We would like to be able to at least post your earliest documented ancestor; their birth, marriage, and death dates, and their migration pattern. Again it will be up to the participant if they would like their email listed with their ancestry on this website. By posting your email it gives you a way to contact others who are researching the same line or area of the country that you are. Remember this is about the sharing of our family genealogy and making new connections. If you prefer, you can request one of us project administrators to contact the participant of the line you are interested in. We can then give them your email and they can decide if they wish to contact you.

How do you participate?
  1. Order a test kit from Family Tree DNA. Click the following LOWERY & Related Spelling DNA Project Join Link and you'll be taken to the signup page at FTDNA. It just takes a minute to fill out the form. Most participants choose the 12-marker test, but I would suggest that if you are thinking you may match a fellow participant, to order the 37 marker test to start.
  2. Perform the test in the comfort of your own home then mail it back to FTDNA. FTDNA will contact you with the results of your test in about four to six weeks.
  3. Go to the LOWERY Y-DNA Results Chart to see how your Y-DNA test compares with others of the LOWERY & Related Spellings lines. You will also receive a link to your personal page. This will allow you to set up preferences, enter Oldest Known Ancestors, see matches on any Y-DNA, MtDNA, or Family Finder tests you have taken. Also you will be able to upload your Y-DNA results to YSearch and upload a GEDCOM file.
The Y-chromosone is passed from father to son to son, etc. thus determining the line of descent. Most participants choose the Y-DNA 37-marker test at first. As we get deeper into the testing, you may find a need for the 67-marker test or beyond (for an upgrade fee with FTDNA) as these tests can refine your match with another participant (see the chart on the Results page).

Project Administrator:        Johnny L. Lowery jlowery000@aol.com
Project Co-Administrator:  Regan C. Lowrey rclowrey@gmail.com
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