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About us

The Miskin DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!

Our project is still relatively small, and we hope to have some exciting discoveries as it expands.

Participating is an opportunity to uncover information and links not provided in the paper records, which will help with your family history research. We will also discover which family trees are related and how closely. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surname.

The surnames in this DNA Project are researched as part of the Miskin one-name study. You can learn more about this significant research, and the the associated family trees, by visiting the one-name study web site, or contacting the Project Administrator.


E-mail : Miskin@one-name.org

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 Miskin 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 persuade a male from your Miskin or variant line whose test results will then represent your tree and contribute to the overall project.

We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers at least. This is usually considered the best level for a genealogical timeframe, and ensures consistency and comparability between participants. 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. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. To explore your direct female line, you would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Plus test.

Both the Y DNA and the mtDNA test results contain no personal information, and you will match or be a close match to those to whom you are related. This is an opportunity to learn more about your origins and ancestry.

Order your test kit TODAY, at the bottom of this page, or visit the web site shown above for more information.
As a member of the project you will benefit from reduced rates for FamilyTreeDNA tests. We have also established a General Fund which can fund a test kit for males in untested branches of the family who would otherwise be unable to afford them : for more details, contact the Project Administrator BEFORE ordering a test.

If you have already taken a familytreedna.com test, then you can join this project via the 'join projects' link on your personal MyFTDNA page.