Surname DNA Project
Specific Rules of Participation
The stated purpose and
goal, of the International Lindsay* Surname DNA Project, is to
perform Y-Chromosome DNA tests on a representative international group of males
bearing the Lindsay surname at birth in order to establish their
Y-chromosome STR marker haplotype(s). When
and if appropriate genetic matches occur, via comparative analyses of haplotypes,
it will be determined which of the known Lindsay lineages the participant
most likely shares a common ancestor within the time-frame when the use of
surnames came into common practice.
The rules of participation
are as follows.
- Each participant must be a male bearing the Lindsay*
surname at birth.
- Each participant must believe that he is
descended from a line of Lindsay males that is genetically unbroken
for any known reason such as adoption, legal name change, or any other
- Each participant must supply the Project
Administrator a minimum of three primary source proven generations of
paternal ancestors, including name, date/place of birth, date/place of
death, and name of spouse with maiden name. A statement is required
establishing that the supporting evidence for this data came from primary
sources and is in your possession. Primary sources include birth,
death and marriage certificates, family bibles, wills and land records.
Thus the minimum certified lineage should include at least the name of the
participant, his father, and his paternal grandfather.
- Each participant will provide an appropriately
executed Consent & Liability Release Form to the Project Coordinator, if
- Each participant will utilize the services of
a DNA test laboratory to obtain their Y-chromosome marker values for at
least the same 43 STR
markers that is currently used by the International Lindsay Surname DNA
- Each participant agrees to permit the
International Lindsay Surname DNA Project Coordinator to have access to the
participant's DNA test results, as received from FTDNA, for the
purpose of providing a comparative
analysis of your DNA results against the composite Lindsay DNA Project
database and determine if you match other known Lindsays who have already
been placed in identified DNA Groupings.
specific DNA results will be assigned a unique L# and then added to the
spreadsheet that will be posted at the Lindsay International web site at
Proceed to “Register to
* It has been established that the use of the Lindsay
surname, throughout this web site, implies all the accepted different spellings
of the surname found in the site Orthography section.
Page Was Last Updated: April 27, 2014