The Miskin DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!.
As the project grows and more members join 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 researched as part of the Miskin one-name study. You can learn more about this significant research, and the associated family trees, by visiting the one-name study web site http://one-name.org/profiles/miskin.html or by contacting the project administrator as above.
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 direct line male in your Miskin family tree to participate and represent your tree.
For comparability we encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers or more. 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.
We have also established a General Fund, to accept donations in any currency via credit card. These funds will be held at the testing company, and used to help sponsor test kits for those key males who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of participation in the project. We encourage you to make a donation. To make a donation please click on the link below "To donate to the general fund please click here". If you decide to donate, please specify "Miskin Project General Fund" in the top box of the Donation form.As a member of the project you will benefit from reduced rates for any FamilyTreeDNA tests, not just those that follow a Miskin ancestral line. In some cases further subsidy may be available : for more details, contact the group administrator before ordering a test.
Long Term Origin of Miskins
You may also be interested in the pre-historic origins of the Miskin male lines. The 37-marker and other STR tests give a first-level indication of your haplogroup - the main branches of human Y-DNA evolution, named from A to T with some subdivisions. SNP tests on Y-DNA can go down to the more detailed level of 'deep clade' sub-branches, which can be linked to human migrations in prehistoric times. Follow the link 'SNPs are us' on the familytreedna.com home page for an introduction to haplogroups and clades.
See the News page (under 'About this Group') and Y-DNA Results pages on this website for information on findings so far, including indications about long-term origins.