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About us

This project was initiated in Oct 2004 and (as at Apr 2009) had 34 members.
By Dec 2014 we had 84 members but many are not Y-DNA.
As at Feb 2016 we have 67 Y-DNA kits with declared or assumed ROW(E) etc direct male lines.

While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching.
The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls! And with a surname like ROWE, which can be very common in certain areas, brick walls abound.
Help us break them down, by joining the project and submitting your pedigree