HAM Surname DNA Project
Welcome to the HAM
Surname DNA Project
the paper trail ends and the brick wall begins, we have a new tool to
help us find our elusive ancestors. We now have Genetic Genealogy.
am pleased to welcome you to the HAM Surname DNA Project. It
is now possible to confirm a link where no conventional source records
Y-DNA genetic sequencing, a painless cheek scraping is used to
obtain DNA that can help accurately
determine a relationship with either
a 99.9% probability of YES or a
100% certainty that no near term relationship existed. The
primary test attempts to determine if 2 people thought
to be unrelated actually had a common ancestor. A match is best
done by testing a known male member of your biological family, (brother,
father or first cousin), against the potential male relative.
appropriate analysis, we can now get a pretty good idea of who our
genetic ancestor was. One of our goals is to find the time to the
recent common ancestor. Scientists have calulated that
this is based on the observed number of mutations by which two Y
chromosomes differ. This is because mutations occur at random and can
provide a probability
approach for the HAM Surname DNA Project will be to group matching DNA
sequences and cross referencing that information against the oldest
over 2,000 Surname Projects, Family
Tree DNA is
the only organization in the field of Genetic Genealogy that has
consistently offered the emerging science that enables genealogists
around the world to advance their research. They have developed a
commercial application of what
until then was only available for academic and scientific research.
Family Tree DNA has been associated with Arizona Research Labs and Dr.
Michael Hammer, head of the Genomics Analysis and Technology Core at
the University of Arizona, as well as some of the world's leading
authorities in the fields of Genetics and Anthropology.
Surname DNA Project Administrator
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