Aldous DNA Project- Background



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Welcome to the new ALDOUS worldwide DNA project. The project has only just been established but we hope to make many exciting discoveries. For the purposes of the DNA project we are using the Y-DNA test, which tells you about your direct male line, that is, your father, your father's father, your father's father's father, and so on back in time. To participate in the test you should therefore be a male with the surname ALDOUS or ALDHOUS or with any other variant spelling. If you believe there is a ALDOUS or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you will need to ask your brother, father, uncle or cousin to take part and represent your tree. To learn more about how DNA testing can help your family history research we recommend that you read the following short article.

We encourage males who order a Y-DNA test to order 37 markers, if possible. Whether male or female, you might also be interested in learning about your direct female line, that is, your mother, your mother's mother, your mother's mother's mother, and so on. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. For this purpose, you should order an mtDNA test, preferably the mtDNA Plus test which can indicate matches in more recent generations.

Both the Y-DNA and the mtDNA test results contain no personal information, and the tests are quite different from those used by forensic scientists in criminal investigations and by doctors to identify paternity. Furthermore, the test itself cannot identify a unique individual as close male members of the same family (brothers, uncles, cousins) will in all probability have identical results.

TO ORDER A KIT click on the "Join Request" link at the top of this page. Y-DNA tests ordered through this project are charged at the special group rate which provides a substantial saving on the standard FTDNA price.

If you have already had your DNA tested with Family Tree DNA as part of a geographical project you are welcome to join this project too. There is no extra charge for joining multiple projects. Simply click on the "Request to join this project" button at the top left, enter your kit number and password and your results will automatically be included in this project as well.

If you have already tested with the Genographic Project you can also join this project at no extra charge. Simply log in to your Genographic Project page, go to the section "What else can I do with my results", click on "Learn more" and follow the instructions.

A General Fund has been established in conjunction with Family Tree DNA to provide a central repository for donations to assist with the cost of DNA testing of key descendants and to split the cost of testing between all interested parties. The fund is maintained independently by the testing company. Contributors can either make a general contribution to the fund or specify that their donation should be used to test a specific participant. Contributions can also be made "in memory" of a family member. Donations can be accepted in any currency via credit card. To make a donation visit the General Fund section below.

Useful links
The Aldous families in the North of England and beyond 
The Aldouses of Fressingfield, Suffolk

DNA links
The journey of mankind: the peopling of the world
European haplogroups and sub-clades
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 1
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 1
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 1
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 1
Maternal Ancestor Information 3
mtDNA 2
mtDNA Plus 2
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 9
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Total Members 11
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 3
Y-DNA12 11
Y-DNA25 11
Y-DNA37 11
Y-DNA67 3