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Welcome to the BRUCE Surname DNA Project
registered with FamilyTreeDNA.com, leaders in their field and associated
with Dr. Michael Hammer, Ph.D., Geneticist, associate research scientist
in the Division of Biotechnology at the University of Arizona. Over
137 Bruce's some from other testing labs have participated since 2002
in this genealogical project to prove scientifically relation to one
another of the same surname to assist where the paper trail has hit
the "Brick Wall".
The success is upon all those who join our testing group, as well the documentation of the research connected with each line reqarding dates and locations of birth, death, marriage, etc.
So whether or not you are of the BRUCE lines on the results page, you are highly encouraged to participate in this project as there are many lines that are unknown. The more people participate the better the results will be and you just might go beyond
the "brickwall" and finding your link. A few lines of new discoveries have happened that are different than the paper trial!
The testing is only for the Male Y-chromosome that is passed from father to son. Therefore, the testing requires a Male with the surname of BRUCE. This can be any male relative if your name is not BRUCE or if you are a female researcher.
The testing laboratory will analyze either the 25, 37, 67 or 111
markers on the Y-chromosome. We highly recommend at least the 37
point test as the the higher the markers the better refined results
for generation gaps. Lineages will be posted and updated soon
on those members in the results table. If the markers of two
or more male individuals match, it will indicate they descend from
a common male BRUCE ancestor and put in a Group, but not identify
the specific ancestor. You can always upgrade to a higher marker
test at a later date if desired, although, the cost is a bit more
and causes several weeks delay in obtaining the final results.
So join our Group by clicking on the join link, what do you have
to lose. To see our DNA results and matches to-date, click on "Test
Results & Lineages".
We require an Ancestor Chart of your BRUCE line down from
the earliest known male BRUCE to you, the participant. This is to
help to identify each line and assign an ID#. After you have joined
our Bruce DNA Project, you will receive an email with instructions
on where & how to send the Ancestor Chart.