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The Sikes & Sykes Surname DNA Project


        The goal of this project is to help Sikes and Sykes family researchers locate common ancestors.   This will be accomplished by providing Y-Chromosome DNA evidence of individual family lines to compare with other families who also have a common Sykes ancestor.

        If you are interested in participating in the Sikes / Sykes Surname DNA Project, please visit Family Tree DNA at this web site.


        From the Family Tree DNA main page,  go to the Surname Project page.  Enter the name Sykes in the search box on the upper right corner of the screen. On the "search results" page, click on the highlighted surname, Sykes, to get project information.

        We are recommending the 25 Marker Y-Chromosome test. Family Tree DNA calls it Y-DNA25 -- Male 25 Marker Paternal test.   You must join the Family Tree DNA Sykes Surname Project to get the reduced testing fees and to be able to order the 25 marker test.

        The Project Administrator should be given your test number along with the name, birth year and location of your three earliest generations of Sykes/Sikes ancestors. This information will be added to the Test Results Chart.

        Your identity will remain anonymous to all but the project administrator who will have a master list of persons associated with the test numbers.




Additional DNA Surname Information can be found at:  
 http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/s/sykes/index.html  






For additional reading:

BBC Radio 4 -- Beyond the Broadcast:
Surnames, Genes and Genealogy

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cafamilies/
sikes/bbc/surnames_prog1.html


Report by the American Society of Human Genetics:
Surnames and the Y Chromosome
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJHG/journal/issues/
v66n4/990493/990493.text.html


   For a less "technical" review of the above...
http://www.wnyc.org/books/29529


New England Ancestors:
Article on Sykes and Single Origin Surnames
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/education/articles/research/
localities/england/sykes_and_single_origin_surnames_659_11008.asp
(Members only access)


Radio National (Australia):
Program by Lingua Franca on Genealogy, Genes & Geography
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/ling/stories/s790071.htm

Forum Article -- Trends in Genetics Vol. 17 No. 6, June 2001
"In the name of the father: surnames and genetics",
by Mark A Jobling
http://www.waltier.com/SurnamesForWeb.pdf

An article  "With Regard to....  DNA" by Jerry Sikes, RRP/CHA
http://www.thetimesharebeat.com/global/sikes270.htm




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