Ballard DNA Surname Project - News

January 2010 The Ballard project continues to grow with over 50 members and 7 different unrelated DNA lines. Of the 7 groups, 6 share a distant (back thousands of years) common ancestor in the Haplogroup R1b. R1b is the most common group for all surnames from England, Ireland and Scotland (British Isles). The other group is Haplogroup I2a. Each group has taken additional testing to confirm deep history back to Anglo, Saxon, Viking and other early tribes. We also have some families with a rare Haplogroup F that goes back from the Virginia Colony to England and France. The project maintains matching pedigrees for the members and old photographs of many families. I can't mention the details here but the lab is offering some special prices during the Holidays. Let me know if you would like to have more information. My email is listed at the top of the project pages: David Boyett Ballard DNA Project Admin