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 I'm looking for Mills, Miles, Mull, Milne, Desmoulins, Mullins, Meulen, Vermeulen and  Moulins men to participate in a Y-DNA testing project.  Since this is a group study the cost is only $99 each (plus postage) if you join ordering the 12 marker Y-DNA kit.  Participants are encouraged to join though by ordering the 37 or 67 marker test though.

 

This page reflects the following content:

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Mills Y-DNA Surname Project Vision & Goals

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Mills Early Settlers

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Instructions for Joining the Mills Y-DNA Surname Project

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The mtDNA Project

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Instructions for joining the mtDNA Project

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Mills DNA Project Links

 

Mills Y-DNA Surname Project Vision & Goals

The MILLS DNA Project was started with the vision of assisting Mills researchers worldwide with the follow:

bulletIdentify others who are related
bulletSolve brick walls in your research
bulletValidate existing research

 

Our Project Goals are:

  1. Identify and document worldwide relationships.  This will be accomplished by having participants join with the name variations of Miles, Mull, Milne, Desmoulins, Mullins, Meulen, Vermeulen and  Moulins.  Once this goal is met project participants will have a better understanding of possible name changes that may have occurred in their line.  This will assist in identifying relationship where names changes occurred.

  2. Identify and document the different Mills family lines in the US.  This will be accomplished by having at least 50 Mills men tested.  These 50 men should have at least 4 generations of their Mills family documented.  Once this goal has been met the project participants will have gained a better understanding of the different family lines and will narrow down their research efforts since they will not need to research unrelated families any further.

  3. Identify and document the Y-DNA of early the Mills settlers reflected below.  This will be accomplished by having at least 3 Mills men tested, for each early settler, that has documented their ancestry back to the early settler.  Once this goal is met the project participants will have understanding of their family lines, relations and ancestry.  This will also help many identify their early settler which will narrow down their research efforts.

 

Mills Early Settlers

Reflected below are the early Mills US settlers that we would like to identify and document their Y-DNA as outlined in the project goals above.

 

Early Settler

Immigrated From/Date

Additional Information about the Early Settler

Status

1

George Mills

England/1640s

Settled in Jamaica, NY

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See groups 142, 145, & 600.

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Results do not match.

2

James Mills

c1673

Settled in Lynn, MA

Need Participants

3

James Mills

 

merchant, Virginia, landowner in NY and NJ

Need Participants

4

John Mills

England/1630s

Settled in Braintree, MA

Need Participants

5

John Mills

Lancashire, England/abt 1655

Settled in Scarborough, Maine

Need Participants

6

John Mills

/1687

Settled in Stamford, CT and probably Boston, MA earlier

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See group 100

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Kits 5301 & 15692 results in.

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1 relation found (kit 9421)

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Need 1 more participant

7

Joseph Mills

/1647

Settled in Kittery, Maine

Need Participants

8

Nicholas Mills

England/early to mid 1600s

Settled in New Kent, Virginia

Need Participants

9

Peter Mills

aka Pieter Van Der Meulen

Netherlands/1660s

Settled in Windsor, CT.  Peter Mills, Maryland Richard Mills, Stratford, CT, 1640s, then Southampton, NY, Stamford, CT, Westchester, NY, descendants in southern New Jersey

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See Group 500

 

 

 

 

10

Robert Mills

 

Kittery, died 1647

See group 100c, kit 5301

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Robert Mills

Ireland/abt 1720

Migrated to Londonderry, NH then settled in Chester, NH.  He was born in Ireland ca. 1682 and died 1762.  Some descendants migrated to Newberry, Orange Co., VT.   Said to have originated from Argyleshire, Scotland.

Need Participants

12

John Mills

Ireland/abt 1720

Migrated to Londonderry, NH then settled in Haverhill, MA then removed to Colerain, MA.  He is a brother to Robert Mills (#11 above)

Need Participants

13

Samuel Mills

Lancaster, England/1642

Settled in Dedham, MA

Need Participants

14

Simon Mills

Barnstaple, England/

abt 1635

Settled in Windsor, Hartford, CT

Need Participants

15

Thomas Mills

Devonshire, England/abt 1620

Settled in Wells, Maine, freeman 1653

Need Participants

16

William Mills

(father of Ambrose Mills)

Derbyshire, England/ abt 1724 Settled in Albemarle County, Virginia Need Participants

Instructions for Joining the Mills Y-DNA Surname Project

To join the Mills Surname Y-DNA Project, please follow these instructions:

  1. Read up on Y-DNA testing.  See this page on the FamilyTreeDNA site:  FamilyTreeDNA 101
  2. & FAQ
  3. To participate, you must be a man with the last name of MILLS and you will need to order either a 12, 25, or 37 Y-DNA kit from FamilyTreeDNA by clicking on this link  'Mills DNA Kit Order'   This link also contains more information about test costs.  After you order your kit,  you will be mailed a DNA kit and an invoice  to cover the expenses.  The DNA sample and the money must be mailed  directly to FamilyTreeDNA for processing by the participant. 
  4. After you order your kit, please email me (use the mail box above to email me) your pedigree that includes your earliest Mills male ancestor's name, (approx) birth date and birth place.   I will need this information to post your results on this site.  Important - Put your kit number in the title of the email!  If you do not send your pedigree, I will delete you from this project! 

    The pedigree should be in this format (no file attachments):

    gggrandfather name was b. birth date, birth place and d. death date, death place.

    ggrandfather name was b.  birth date, birth place and d. death date, death place.

    grandfather name  was b. birth date, birth place and d. death date, death place.

    father's name was b. birth date, birth place and d. death date, death place.

    participants/DNA submitter's name

     

  5. To learn more about Genealogy DNA testing, click on the 'DNA Project Info ' button below. 

 
All test results are published on this site by kit number and your earliest ancestor.  The participants name will not be published.  The benefits of participating in a group study is that everyone gets to know the results.  FamilyTreeDNA notify you if someone matches your results exactly in their database.

To review the current participants' results, click on the 'Mills DNA Results' button below or on this link FamilyTreeDNAMillsProject.

The mtDNA Project

Women with the birth name of Mills can participate by ordering the 'Maternal Match' kit.  The group study cost of this kit is $179.  This tests the mtDNA of females and the female lineage of males (HVR1) for matches.  Mills men participating in the Y-DNA 12 marker test can upgrade their test results to include the 'Maternal Match' results for an additional cost of $100.

 

This Inheritance Chart  reflects how paternal and maternal DNA is inherited. So by looking at this chart you can see that the men's Y-DNA testing in progress represents the left outer most results.  And the 'Maternal Match' test would represent the right outer most results.

 

Since maternal DNA is always inherited from the mother, the results would reflect if participants have maternal matches on the right outer most of the chart - however it will not identify surname matches since the maternal line does not pass down the same surname.

 

Participants of the Mills Maternal Match study should only include those with the birth name of Mills or females with a Mills female on the outer most right of the chart.  If I figured this out correctly, this would gives us a better chance of identifying maternal matches.  Even if you do not find a maternal match with another participant of this project, FamilyTreeDNA would notify you of others that match your maternal line's outer most side.

 
For example, here is my outer most maternal line: 
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 CHAMBERS - my birth name
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BARNES - my mother's birth name
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Esther MILLS b. 1913 VT - my grandma who qualifies me to be a participant!
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Gladys SMITH b. 1893 VT -  great grandma
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Ellen SEVERANCE b. 1859 VT - 2nd great grandma
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Harriet FOWLER b. 1822 VT - 3rd great grandma
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Eda ATWOOD b. 1798 VT - 4th great grandma
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Merian BACON b. 1764 MA - 5th great grandma
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Lois NEWELL b. 1738 MA - 6th great grandma
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Hannah EDMUNDS b. 1707/08 MA - 7th great grandma
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Mary PRATT b. 1675 MA - 8th great grandma
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Doras FOLGER b. 1647 MA - 9th great grandma
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Mary MORRELL b. 1619 England - my 10th great grandma's birth name.  Mary represents my earliest maternal ancestor that I inherited my mitdondrial DNA from.  This is as far back  that I have been able to trace back. 

 

I am participating in the Maternal Match test.  Therefore, if another 'Maternal Match' participant matches my results they may be able to  look at my maternal line above and see where we match up.  My results are posted on the mtDNA Results page.

 
If men currently participating in the Y-DNA testing want to participate in the Maternal Match test, they will be able to upgrade their current test results to include testing for maternal matches once their current Y-DNA test results are in.  FamilyTreeDNA will automatically notify you that your results are in and provide a link to see your results and upgrade or test results if desired.
 

Participants of the Maternal Match test should provide me their maternal outer most pedigree in the format I have shown above.

 

Instructions for joining the mtDNA Project

To join the Mills Surname DNA Project, please follow these instructions:

  1. To participate, you must be a Mills man or woman and you will need to order a mtDNA test kit by clicking on this link  'Mills DNA Kit Order'   This link also contains more information about test costs.  After you order your kit,  you will be mailed a DNA kit and an invoice  to cover the expenses.  The DNA sample and the money must be mailed  directly to FamilyTreeDNA for processing by the participant. 
  2. After you order your kit, please email me (use the mail box above to email me) your maternal pedigree that includes your earliest maternal female ancestor's name, (approx) birth date and birth place.   I will need this information to post your results on this site.  See example of my maternal line above.
  3. To learn more about Genealogy DNA testing, click on the 'DNA Project Info ' button below. 

Mills DNA Project Links

The Roadside Mill DNA Project Info DNA Pricing DNA FAQ Mills DNA Project Mills DNA Results Mills Y-DNA Distance Mills Y-DNA Ancestors Y-DNA Haplogroups DNA Close Ancestors? Mills Y-DNA Compare Y-STR Database mtDNA Results Mills Online Library

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