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The Pemberton DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!. Our project is off to a great start with an average of one new test per month for the first 6 months. The project has already been able to determine the exact DNA profile of a common ancestor born ca. 1685 in Cheshire, England. You can read more about this on the Pemberton Family World Wide (PFWW) website at This has also lead to the merging of two heretofore separate Pemberton Pedigrees.

Participating in the Pemberton DNA Project is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your Pemberton family tree. We are discovering which family branches are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family branches will provide information on the evolution of the surname. The surnames in this DNA Project are researched as part of the Pemberton Family World Wide association's family history project. You can learn more about this significant research, and the the associated family trees, by visiting the Pemberton Family World Wide website at

 The Y-DNA 37 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 Pemberton 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 find a direct line male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree. We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers, if possible. 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.