Kern DNA Project- Background
Carns, Curns, Currens, Karnes, Karns, Kearn, Kearns, Kerans, Kern, Kernahan, Kernek, Kerns, McKern, O'Curren
We wish to invite anyone with the Kern surname and all its variants (Kerns, Kearn and Kearns, Keren and Kerens, Karn and Karns, Kearn and Kearns, Kirens, Currens, Curns, Carns, Kearney, Kernahan, O'Curren and McKern, etc.) to join this project. Any male can participant who either carries the surname or who is believed to be paternally descended from a man who carried the surname. If you are female, you can have a male Kern (or variant) relative submit a sample for your line. To participate meaningfully, persons testing should be prepared to share their direct male line ancestry back to the earliest known Kern (or variant) either in the form of a pedigree chart or, preferable, family group sheets (excluding living persons).
This invitation extends to all people, those from the United States, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Holland, Canada, and Australia; just to name a few places where the surname can be found.
If you are researching this line but do not have any living relatives who might want to join this DNA research group but you are interested in the work we are doing, you may contribute to this Kern (or variant) Surname Project General Fund by clicking the link at the left of this page. Your contribution may be made to help participants of a particular Kern (or variant) line or for a non-specific participant in the Kern (or variant) Project. Just indicate on the contribution form (under "In Memory of") as to how to apply your contribution. Your contributions will be used to offset the cost of testing for those new participants who make a request through the Group Administrator. If you do not want your name to appear with your contribution please check the "Anonymous" box on the contribution form.
You may also send an email to the Group Administrator indicating your willingness to aid a future participant with a matching funds offer. In that case you would not make the contribution until a potential participant responded to your offer. We post the matching funds offers under the News tab. If there is a response, the Group Administrator will contact you with further details on how to make your contribution. If you would like to remain anonymous please indicate that in your email.
Thank you for your interest in the Kern (or variant) Surname DNA Project. There is also a project site at:
To donate to the general fund please