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About us

Welcome to the Sulston DNA Project.

Our project is just beginning. If you choose to participate, you will help to confirm existing family trees and uncover information not provided in the paper records, such as the relationship between the two surnames SULSTON and SELSTON. As the project progresses we hope that the results will give information on the origins of the surnames.

The surnames in this DNA Project are part of the SULSTON one-name study. All surname variants are included. You can learn more about this research by visiting the one-name study web site at or by contacting the Group Administrator at

The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line so you must be male to take this test. You should have one of the surnames shown on this page, by birth and not by adoption. A small portion of the Y Chromosome is passed from father to son virtually unchanged, except for one mutation per marker every 500 generations. By testing this small portion of the Y chromosome, it can be determined whether two males are related and the approximate date of their common ancestor. If you are female you will need to find a direct line male in your family to participate and to represent your tree. We encourage you to order a Y DNA test with 37 markers. If you order fewer markers, you can upgrade later, but this costs a little more.

Both males and females may be interested in learning about their direct female line. Men and women inherit mtDNA from their mothers, but only women pass it on. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Plus test. Both Y DNA and mtDNA test results are strings of numbers and contain no personal information. By comparing the results from different individuals, you will find how closely you are related.

To join the Sulston DNA project, you can order your test kit by completing the form below. For more information visit the web site shown at the top of this page.