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About us

~~~~~~~~Exploring the Mysteries - Exploding the Myths~~~~~~~~

Welcome to the DNA Project for Wells. We are using DNA to further our understanding and genealogical research of Wells family history for all Wells lineages including the variant spellings.

*Our Project is global. Wells are located throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles and other countries. Many of our American Wells have African origins. We invite all Wells to participate and represent their family tree.

*DNA is taking us where the paper trail can't. We are breaking down our research brick walls.

*Please click the Request to Join button in the upper left-hand corner of this page to order your Kit. Pricing and payment options will also be explained. We encourage Y-DNA testers to order the 37-marker test to provide sufficiently accurate results in most cases of finding common Wells ancestors between testers. Some Wells R1B lineages may need to test at the higher marker levels.

*A Y-DNA test kit will provide only Y-DNA information on your outside paternal line. If your Wells ancestry was introduced through a female Wells a Y-DNA test will not identify your Wells ancestry. Females wishing to test their male Wells line need to ask a brother, uncle, father, or appropriate male Wells cousin.

* A mt-DNA test kit will provide only mt-DNA information on your outside maternal line. If your most distant direct female lineage is a Wells this test can be helpful as long as you can trace a direct maternal ancestry. Males and females can participate with the mt-DNA test.  For males the mt-DNA test reveals the DNA for your mother, her mother before her etc.

*Our project accepts FamilyFinder participants, both male and female, with a Wells ancestry outside of the direct YDNA and MtDNA lineage

*Other information regarding our Project can be found by clicking on the various links and tabs across the top and left sidebars of this message.

*If you are not eligible to take the test but would like to help keep the Wells DNA project a success, please consider contributing to the Wells DNA project fund. Funds are used solely to provide scholarships for the project. This can include those who can not afford the regular test kit pricing, Wells men who offer the potential for resolving some mystery Wells family issues or who may have very deep Wells ancestry that may help others who are stuck at a genealogical "brick wall".  Please use the link on the upper left hand side of this message. My name is Orin Wells and I am very enthusiastic about this Project and working with Wells testers and researchers as Wells DNA Group Administrator. Aaron W. Wells and Johnny C. Brown are part of the Group Administrator Team.