MacVicar DNA Project - Goals

Since a Surname Project in essence traces members of a family that share a common surname, and females (a) don't carry their father's Y-DNA, and (b) acquire a new surname by the way of marriage, in order to be relevant to the Surname Project, the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his paternal line (father's father's father's...). The test to be ordered is either the Y-DNA12, Y-DNA25 or Y-DNA37, and females should have the father, grandfather, or a brother or male cousin with that surname to be tested. Females can also order a test for themselves, which will be the mtDNA or mtDNAPlus, but they need to look for a mtDNA Lineage Project.