Maternal (mtDNA) Lineage Projects are for those who wish to prove a connection to a common maternal ancestor. Both males and females can order a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test and participate. Because mtDNA traces your direct maternal lineage (mother’s mother’s mother…) though your own participation is limited to that specific line.

If you are interested in confirming a connection to a maternal line and it is other than your direct maternal line then you may have a cousin with the appropriate mtDNA test.