Connecting Redferns across the globe
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About us

The REDFERN Surname Project is a collaborative effort to establish the origins of the Redfern family name (including variants) and to identify the various family lines and how they are related to o each other.

The goals of the project can be summarised as follows:

Redfern Project
  1. To identify which members (and hence their family branches) are most closely related to each other (those that have similar genetic signatures can be grouped together into genetic families and can be considered to be related to each other genetically)
  2. To help members establish to which genetic family they belong (this may allow them to "piggyback" onto the established genealogies of other members in the group, for example the member who has the family bible and can trace his line back to the 1500's)
  3. To confirm paper-trail evidence & traditional genealogies (a positive match between two members who believe they are descended from the same common ancestor on the basis of traditional documentary evidence can help confirm that relationship)
  4. To help to focus further documentary research (members of a genetic family are closely related and should work with each other to try to identify the common ancestor)
  5. To identify the likely origin of each genetic family
  6. To study the evolution of the surname from its earliest origins to its present day forms
  7. To document and publish the results along the way so that others can derive the maximum benefit from the project