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The Nesbitt-Nisbet Society is sponsoring a DNA testing of family lines to determine if and when we may connect with a common ancestor. The project administrator is Jean Skar of Norway. DNA testing is very accurate and may help those who have exhausted all the usual research methods. This is a simple saliva test which is done by you in your home, and there is NO medical information given from this type of testing. Since only the men have the Y chromosome, it is easier, cheaper, and more accurate to test them. Women should attempt to find a male Nesbitt relative for testing and volunteer to pay for the kit. The volunteer's DNA must be from an unbroken line of male Nesbitts. for prices and to order We usually recommend the 37-marker test ,which is enough to verify (or disprove) that you match others from your Nisbet DNA line, but doesn't really indicate how closely you'd be related beyond that. The most advanced (and expensive) is the BigY test (only offered as an upgrade ), which has enough detail to find specific mutations unique to your sub-branch of Nisbets and can give an idea of how far back your line split off from other sub-branches of your Nisbet DNA branch even beyond your known ancestry. Family Finder For ALL Nesbitt-Nisbet descendants, including women and maternal line descendants the Nesbitt-Nisbet project is attempting to make use of autosomal DNA testing (Family Finder) to track recent Nesbitt-Nisbet ancestry under the administration of Adam Nisbett. To participate in this aspect of the project, join the project,order the Family Finder test, and upload a family tree tracing back to your known Nesbitt-Nisbet ancestors.