Dowell DNA Surname Project - Goals

The primary goals of the Dowell DNA Surname Project are to:

- Organize Dowells and Dewells into genetic groups based on their YDNA data.

- Help Dowell researchers identify which DNA Group they belong to. By identifying their DNA Group, researchers can be sure they are researching lines that share a common ancestor with their own lines, so that their valuable time is spent pursing promising trails, rather than trails that will lead to "dead ends."

- Find genetic connections between Dowells and Dewells in America and Europe.