Main Y- Chromosome DNA Surname Project - Goals

The goal of the Main Surname Project is to distinguish between Main ancestral lines, not just in the United States,
but worldwide. Any reasonable spelling variant is included: Maine/Mane/Mayne/ with or without an "s" at the end of the name.

Samples from descendants of Phillip Main/Means of PA and George Main/Mehn of Maryland are desired as well as those
for MAIN lines arriving in the US from Ireland, Scotland, England and Canada during the early to mid 1800s. Descendants
of the first Ezekiel Main/Maine of Stonington, Connecticut are especially encouraged to participate in this study.