Taylor Family Genes DNA Surname Project uses the exciting new power of genetic genealogy to find your Taylor paternal lineage. We especially seek male Taylors for Y-DNA (STR) testing. To join, please order one of the DNA tests listed below. We recommend the 37 & 67 marker tests for tracing your paternal lineage.
TFG is the largest and best Taylor surname DNA project; it has more than 600 members and growing. It provides services beyond those of other Taylor projects:
* Active searches for Y-DNA matches by the admin team;
* Two websites to help you make connections;
* http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/ &
* A project newsletter in the form of a blog; and
* A dedicated volunteer administrative team to assist you.
If you have become frustrated with years of unproductive searches, DNA testing is now a useful & powerful genealogists' tool and can provide a means of connecting Taylors world-wide. Powerful versions of DNA testing are now available to genealogists of all degrees of experience.
With DNA testing, you may be able - like more than half our members - to remove blocks & brick walls and create crossroads with traditional paper trail genealogical records to connect with others of similar DNA results.
We invite you to view our public website at www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes for more information and test results. And, visit our other site at http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~taylorydna/.
Please, we ask that -- on joining -- you enter your "Most Distant Ancestor" information (names, date & place of birth, date and place of birth) on your My FTDNA page provided and encourage you to submit your Taylor lineage for publication on the project website. We also request that you provide a current e-mail address.
For more information contact the project administrator: Ralph Taylor .
Become a pioneer of the genealogical future, secure and share your DNA for history.
Sincerely, the co-administrators:
Josh Taylor, Lalia Wilson, George & Judy Wilson, Leigh Taylor, Ralph Taylor.
The Taylor Family Genes Project (TFG) -- with more than 700 members -- is the largest and best Taylor Surname DNA project offered by any DNA testing company. For a common, multi-origin surname like Taylor, database size matters; it increases your chances of finding a match within the project. Having begun in late 2003, we have members with various DNA tests and are growing daily. Among our >550 members with more than 12 markers of Y-DNA results, we have identified ~80 genetic Taylor families and more than 300 unique haplotypes (individual family lines).
Taylor Family Genes Project is an extension of your genealogy studies. The new field of genetic genealogy supplements traditional documentary research and helps to overcome brick walls and false leads. DNA testing is now a proven tool for genealogists and can provide a means of connecting Taylor's world wide. Become a pioneer of the future, secure and share your DNA for history.
We especially seek male Taylors for Y-DNA (Y-STR) testing. If you are interested in joining please order the DNA sample kit from www.familytreedna.com. (Click "Join Request" on the top menu.) We are a DNA project; to join, you must have DNA results in the FTDNA database or order a FTDNA test. And, we are a surname project; our emphasis is on Y-DNA which follows paternal lineages.
Taylor Family Genes is open to qualifying prospective members. We require a FTDNA test and at least one of the following: You bear the Taylor surname. ORYou have a Taylor in your direct paternal or maternal lineage. ORYou have a Y-DNA match (meeting project standards) with at least one Taylor. ORYou demonstrate, to the satisfaction of project administration, a belief that you may have a Taylor in your direct paternal lineage.
Please use the Join Request link above or write to the project administrator (rt-sails at comcast.net) for approval. Though we focus on Taylor-surname lines, we have members who may be biological Taylors but do not carry the surname, and others named Taylor whose ancestors may have had other names.
We ask, though, that you cooperate and take an active part. Provide an e-mail address for contact and keep it current, (You may wish to designate a beneficiary for your account when you are no longer able to actively manage it.) Enter you Most Distant Ancestor information on your My FTDNA page provided (name, year & place of birth, year & place of death) Submit your Taylor lineage for sharing with those you match and/or publication on the project website; and Respond to communications from project administration and those with whom you match.
We respect members' privacy and take steps to protect it. Yet, you can not genetically match another without that person also matching you. Genetic genealogy is a mutual and reciprocal endeavor, a team effort; it can NOT be conducted in anonymity.
Because there’s been some misunderstanding on this key aspect, we need to point out that willingness to share one's own genetic and genealogical information is an essential requirement for seeing others’ information. If those who match you can’t see you, you can’t see them. You can't "fly solo" in this undertaking.
With the use of DNA testing, we hope you will be able to remove blocks (brick walls) and create crossroads with traditional paper trail genealogical records to connect with others of the same DNA results (haplotypes). Become a pioneer of the future, secure and share your DNA for history. We recommend a Y-STR test of 37 or more markers in order to establish genealogically significant genetic matches. Lesser tests contain less genetic information, carry less confidence and are less precise. We recommend communication among our members, especially those sharing genetic matches, and ongoing documentary genealogy to discover common ancestors. We recommend that members keep e-mail addresses current and unblocked to us and FTDNA so that we may communicate with you. Matches may take time (possibly, years) to develop, as new members join. (If you use an "approved list" to control spam, add us to it.) We recommend that members use their My FTDNA pages to enter their earliest known (most distant) maternal and paternal ancestors. Include given names, birth & death dates, and birth & death places so that the ancestor is uniquely identified. ("Mr. Taylor" doesn't cut it.) We recommend that members submit paternal lineage trees for publication on our website. (See below.) After reviewing your results, we may have more recommendations for your individual situation.
Because of TFG's team of several volunteer administrators to serve the project and its members, we are able to provide services that other projects can not. As examples:
- We publish this site you're viewing now, www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes with basic information and test results;
- We publish a newsletter in the form of a blog at http://taylortopicsdna.blogspot.com;
- We publish another, separate website at www.TaylorFamilyGenes.info for information which doesn't fit into this format, including lineage trees;
- We actively look for matches for you and follow up on match notices from FTDNA, interpreting their genealogical significance.
- We e-mail periodic project status and performance updates to all members.
The Taylor Family Genes Project represents an extension of your genealogy studies. The new field of genetic genealogy is a supplement to traditional documentary research and may help to overcome brick walls and false leads. DNA testing is now a proven tool for genealogists and can provide a means of connecting Taylor's world wide. Become a pioneer of the future, secure and share your DNA for history. For more information contact the project group administrator: Ralph Taylor, rt-sails at comcast.net, OR go to the Taylor DNA Project website at: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/index.aspx .
Sincerely, the administrative team:
Ralph Taylor, Lalia Taylor, Josh Taylor, George & Judy West, and Leigh Taylor.
After purchasing a DNA test, you will be able to join this surname project and collaborate with its members at Family Tree DNA.