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About us

Started April, 2007 with two participants.

The name RODD is believed to be derived from a grant of land in Herefordshire near the Welsh border. Branches of the family were established in Devon, Cornwall, London and other areas of England as well as Australia, Canada and the USA.

This RODD DNA project was set up as a result of the dead ends people are running into while researching the RODD surname and in an attempt to help attach those branches to the RODD tree. RODD is not that common a name however due to the loss or records over the years due to wars/fires etc. it has become difficult to find and verify information.

This is a male/female dna project however because the Y-chromosome (male)is the easiest to trace from father to son to grandson and down the line because the Y-dna passes unaltered for long periods of time, it is easier to trace the male history. (If you are female born with the Rodd maiden name, you are encouraged to join this project by submitting your own dna or encourage a male Rodd sibbling/father/cousin/uncle to do so and that will connect you to other Rodd participants).

If you do not have the RODD surname (mother was a Rodd), you may still submit your dna to your family name project and request to be compared to the RODD project subjects or sign the release form and you will automatically be compared to all subjects in the data bank.

When you decide to join this project, ask for the 37 marker kit and ask to be added to the RODD DNA PROJECT and when you receive your results, if you compare to other persons with the RODD surname, there is a 99% likelihood you share a common ancestor in a more recent time period, thus establishing your branch of the tree. Also, add your most distant relative and country of origin to your profile page which makes it easier to compare to other participants.

This is a simple process and does not hurt. A simple swab from inside your cheek will suffice:

Because there is a specific project already set up, there is a discount to those joining the project.

You are encouraged to join this project and the process is simple and obviously, the more people involved, the more complete picture we will have.

Rodd sub-groups will be created as members are added so that each branch is separated from the others however remain within the Rodd project to prevent confusion.