The Ravenstonedale DNA Project is a new y-DNA, mtDNA and FAMILY FINDER autosomal DNA Geographical project for anyone descended from individuals known to have been living in Ravenstonedale in Westmorland, England BEFORE 1800. If you have already had your DNA tested with Family Tree DNA as part of a surname project, a haplogroup project or another geographical project, and you have confirmed ancestry from Ravenstonedale, you may qualify to join this project too. There is no limit on the number of projects you can join. However, if you wish to join this group, please read the information on the 'Background' page carefully before submitting your request. We also recommend that you visit our own Ravenstonedale DNA Project website (link on 'Background' page) which provides much more information about the parish, the families who lived there between 1379 and 1800, details of our research and an outline of the findings to date.