Pace

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About us

The purpose of the Pace DNA Project is to determine the possible relationships between different Pace family lines worldwide. The Pace DNA Project was initially begun by the Pace Society of America (www.pacesociety.org) in 2002. While many of the Society's members are Pace descendants of English descent, along with some of German descent (the Pees/Pace surname), Paces of all nationalities are welcome in the project.

The project's priorities are:

1) To determine possible relationships between Pace descendants, worldwide
2) To seek submissions of Paces of other nationalities besides English (German, Italian)
3) To assist Paces not sure of their lineage to determine which Pace line they may or may not belong to.
4) To seek evidence as to which English line of Paces Richard Pace of Jamestown might have belonged

MAJOR FINDING 1: The original, main goal of the project was to determine whether there was a genetic relationship between Richard Pace of Jamestown, VA and John Pace of Middlesex Co., VA. Y-chromosome (YDNA) testing has verified that the two Pace men are NOT related. To see the chart, go to the DNA Results link on this page.

MAJOR FINDING 2: A yDNA match was found between the John Pace of Middlesex Co. VA Paces and a Pace participant from Canada whose Pace lineage in England was known. Research in English records has found a likely birth record and the parents of John Pace of Middlesex.

AUTOSOMAL DNA TESTING: The Pace DNA project is now accepting autosomal DNA results (FamilyFinder or transfer results) for anyone with Pace ancestry. The Pace DNA project currently has 60 Family Finder results. (December 2017)