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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Taken from LFHHS yahoo forum

It looks interesting and you get your DNA tested and a free report.

http://leicestersurnamesproject.org.uk/

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"In this project we want to learn about British history by studying the Y chromosomes of men with old local surnames, to provide us with a link to the DNA of people in the past. We are particularly interested in the history of the Vikings. We know that these people left a lasting legacy on our language, landscape and place-names. But did they leave any genetic trace in today's population?

To answer this question, we wish to obtain DNA samples from men with old local surnames from the north of England. Men carrying such names are very likely to have inherited them from ancestors who lived in the area only a few generations after the Vikings settled in the region."

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:10 pm 
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I wonder if they let the volunteers know the result?
None of my names are in the list:o(

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Neither are mine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:20 am 
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"""Before everyone rushes to sign up, I emailed the project offering the
existing yDNA testing results from the Haworth/Howarth yDNA project (surnames on
their list) and received an automated reply saying that they had been
overwhelmed with offers and were not accepting any more."""

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:51 am 
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Disappointing for those turned away but good for the project!

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