HHA Surname Project Description

The HHA Surname Project

The Herriott Surname Project began in 2006 with the objective of using Y-DNA testing to assist our genealogy research. Both historical documentation and DNA testing are used to establish relationships both within family lines and among family lines using variant spellings of the surname. The DNA testing aids the classical documentation by indicating how closely one set of families is related to another set. For example if the DNA testing indicates a close relationship, then more work through classical documentation is warranted. Conversely if the DNA results indicate a very distant or no likely relationship, then no more classical documentation research is warranted, saving much time, effort and money. The HHA has found the y-DNA testing to be a very valuable tool in our Surname Project.

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