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The Strickland DNA Project is open to all who are interested in working together to find their common heritage through sharing of information and DNA testing. All variant spellings are welcome. If your surname is missing and should be included, we'll be glad to add it. A Y-DNA Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are generally passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, the Y-DNA test is only for males. Women do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so Y-DNA participants must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67 or Y-DNA111 marker test. The Strickland DNA Project also is using the BigY test to further define family branching in the Strickland family. Women or men with surnames other than Strickland who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with the Strickland surname order a Y-DNA test. The FAMILY FINDER test is for both men and women. It tests the autosomal DNA that children inherit from both parents, receiving a random 50% from each parent. The Strickland DNA project is currently accepting individuals with Strickland ancestry who have taken the Family Finder test or are transferring in an AncestryDNA, 23andMe or MyHeritage autosomal DNA test. There currently are more than 108 autosomal DNA tests in the Strickland DNA project (June 2021). CURRENT STRICKLAND BIG-Y Y-DNA TESTING GOALS AND NEEDS (June 2021): 1. Descendants of Matthew Strickland with lineages through multiple sons and grandsons to establish the framework of the Matthew Strickland family SNP tree. Any descendant of Matthew Strickland is welcome to add his BigY test results to the project. The project has a need for those with well-established, documented lines to Matthew Strickland. 2. Descendants of Thwaite Strickland to take a BigY test to determine if there are SNPs that help determine how closely related Matthew Strickland and Thwaite Strickland are. Does one or the other family have a SNP that identifies the family? (UPDATE 2023 - Thwaite Strickland BigY results show a branching of the Thwaite and Matthew Strickland families.) 3. Descendants of Peter Strickland of New London, Connecticut. We have one set of BigY results for the Peter Strickland line; we need additional results for the family to have the Peter Strickland SNPs identified, named and placed on the SNP tree. 4. Any Strickland descendant from any part of the world. There are Stricklands living in all parts of the world and they are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Strickland DNA Project. GENERAL FUND DONATIONS The Strickland DNA Project welcomes donations to the General Fund to assist in purchasing or upgrading DNA tests for other project members. Any amount is appreciated. Donations for the Strickland General Fund can be made through the button on this page. For more information, see: "How do I contribute to a group project’s general fund?" ( NOTE: If you are viewing this project description on the iGENEA website, the project is NOT affiliated with that company. You do NOT have to order a test through them. You should order a DNA kit directly from Family Tree DNA and you can join the Strickland Family DNA project at this link for free: