Specific Rules of Participation
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International Lindsay* 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.

  1. Each participant must be a male bearing the Lindsay* surname at birth.
  2. 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 biological incidence.
  3. 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.
  4. Each participant will provide an appropriately executed Consent & Liability Release Form to the Project Coordinator, if requested.
  5. 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 Project.
  6. 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.

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* 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.  

This Page Was Last Updated:  November 23, 2015


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