TROTT Surname Y-DNA Project
TROTT Surname Y-DNA Project is
organized and sponsored by the Trott One Name Research Group (TONRG). The
project website can be seen at: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/trott/about
testing is an exciting technology that has revolutionized genealogy. As
more men named Trott test, we find out more about our heritage. Thus far, we
have located Trotts around the world including the UK, the USA, Australia,
New Zealand, Bermuda, South Africa and elsewhere. We currently have 29
members with with 13 different haplotypes, or distinct sets of results, in the
project. We are actively seeking more men to test.
Trott Surname Y-DNA Project is open to any male with the TROTT surname,
including other spelling variations (TRATT, TREAT, TRETT, TROOD, etc), as well
as people who believe that they have male lineage from a Trott. The
tested individual must be a male who is a Trott, etc, on his paternal
line (fatherís, fatherís, fatherís, etcÖ..). Females who wish
to join should find a closely related Trott male to take a test (eg father,
brother or male cousin), as only males carry Y-DNA.
DNA test will be handled though Family Free DNA. This company analyses and
maintains the results in their secure database, as is explained
on their web site.
is painless, easy and quick. A kit consists of a cheek scraper and a
collection tube. You do it at home. It is as quick and easy as
brushing your teeth. Testing does not disclose any medical condition or
expected medical problem. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the testing
company to return your test results to you.
you have done the DNA test, if a new tester matches you, you will be informed of
this relativeís existence, assuming that both of you have signed the
testing companyís release form. If both of you have done so, then you
will be able to contact each other privately, if you wish.
present Family Tree DNA is the only company which does this type of testing and
provides web pages allowing an individual or organisation such as ours to
publish the results. See https://www.familytreedna.com
Does it Cost?
through the Trott project at FTDNA will entitle you to a discount
off Family Tree DNA's normal rates. We recommend that you begin with a
mimimum of 37 markers, as fewer markers are less likely to provide you with a
reliable match to others who have tested.
the Trott Surname Y-DNA Project after testing
you choose to test, we encourage you to join our Trott DNA Surname Project
first, as this will give you a discount on the cost of the test.
it is possible to join the project at any time after testing. When you join our
project, you will be able to see how your results compare with others who have
tested. If you find that you match any of the other project members, you will be
able to compare
addition to joining our Trott DNA Surname Project, you may also apply to join
other similar projects at no charge. Such other projects may involve much
larger groups of people with similar DNA haplogroups, or people with
backgrounds believed to be from the same country or geographic region, etc.
of the Project
main objective of our project is to identify the various Trott
family lines (including name variants) and to bring together those members with
common ancestry. Due to the lack of paper records, much
information about family genealogy has been lost forever in history. With
DNA, ties can often be re-established for people living far apart. There have
been several success stories within our project where people have, through DNA
testing, met relatives that they previously did not even know existed.
DNA Project and the TONRG organization were set up to assist people named Trott
to identify themselves by family groups, to prove or disprove theories
regarding their ancestors, to solve brick walls in family research, to validate
existing research and to show how people named Trott around the world
relate to worldwide population migrations centuries ago.
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