WELCOME TO THE BOWES (and variants) DNA PROJECT - Goals

* Discover information to help with our family history research

* Discover which family trees are related

* Discover information which may solve research problems, and/or resolve brick walls 


* Sort out multiple families found in the same location 

* Confirm or get clues regarding migrations 

* Confirm suspected events, such as illegitimacy and adoption 


* Find any mistaken connections in family trees

* Validate family history research

* Bridge gaps in the paper records 

* Confirm surname variants or find previously unknown variants 


* Discover information to define the major branches of the tree going back to the origin of the surname 

* Discover information about the evolution of the surname 

* Discover clues regarding the origin of the surname 

* Combine results with research in early records to determine the number of points of origin for the surname 


* Preserve DNA results for future research, to protect against any male line becoming extinct

* Discover information about our distant origins