The Pearcy/Piercy (and all other variants of the surname) DNA Project aims to provide a point of reconnection for descendants throughout the world. Although it is primarily aimed at Y-DNA testers the project also accepts membership from those who have tested their autosomal DNA. The project aims to work towards the following objectives: (a) Identify the Y-chromosome signature (the paternal tree) of different Pearcy/Piercy lineages. (b) Help test-takers to establish the likeliest location where their earliest Pearcy/Piercy ancestors would have lived. (c) Help group members establish how they are connected to other test takers using traditional genealogical research combined with DNA evidence. Please note, you will also need to sign-up to Family Tree DNA to join the project if you have not already done so. You do NOT need to purchase a DNA test from FTDNA to join. Registration is completely free of charge at www.familytreedna.com/autosomal-transfer (Copy and paste link) & you do not need to transfer your atDNA if you do not wish to. Alternatively, follow the prompts by pressing 'join'.