Palmer yDNA Project - Goals

Heraldic Charges borne by Armigerous Palmers

Not the bishop's crozier in the middle, but the two Palmer's Staves on either side, aka, Bourdons [old French].
A Palmer's scrip, satchel, wallet, purse, or bag.
A Palmer's stave bearing a Palmer's scrip. [Images used by permission from, "An Illustrated Dictionary of Heraldry" by John Cilia La Corte, 2004.]
  • To test males surnamed Palmer (and variant spellings)
  • To share these results, and the documentary record of Palmer testers among ourselves.
    • In this regard, please be aware that there are now several other companies offering DNA testing. To share DNA test results beyond FTDNA, please consider posting your results to Ysearch, http://www.ysearch.org. The tester can post his own results there, or the Palmer Project administrators can with the permision of the tester.
    • I am starting an email distribution list, one-way from me only, for Palmer testers, and non-testers, who may be interested in our Project. If you are a non-tester and wish to be included, please send email to me (my email address at top).
  • To determine by DNA testing and the documentary record, relationships between different Palmer families.
  • To build a social network between researchers and cousins with similar research topics.