Crabtree DNA Project- Background





The Crabtree DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!.

Our project has been running for several years.  It has grown steadily in participation and members have been making some exciting discoveries.

Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your family tree. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.

The surnames in this DNA Project are also researched as part of the Crabtree One-Name Study. This significant research and information about the surnames and the associated family trees can be found at

The y-DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Crabtree or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, please find a male to participate.

We encourage males who order a y-DNA test to order 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more.

Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. You would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mt-DNA Plus test.

If your goal is to find recent relatives of both sexes both in or out of your direct family lines, you will have the autosomal test done.  While much broader in spread than the y-DNA and mt-DNA tests, it does have the limitation of only being reasonably reliable and effective for four to five generations back from yourself.

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