Welcome! I am the
Chambers and the Mills DNA Project coordinator. To learn
more about each of these projects and about participating, click on the
buttons above. Reflected below is general information that should be
reviewed by all potential project participants before joining.
The DNA Projects on this site are
all being processed by FamilyTreeDNA. Reflected below is their
descriptions on the tests being performed in these projects.
Y-Chromosome - DNA Tests
the Chambers, Mills, and Barnes DNA Projects are participating by taking
Y-DNA test. On the
Chart the Y-DNA tests for
common ancestors on the outer most left side of the chart.
Participants can join by ordering a 12, 37, or 67 marker test.
To find out more about these tests and pricing click on the button above
called 'DNA Prices'. When you join a project the prices are
discounted. To join and get the discounted prices click on the links
to the left. After you join and want to get additional testing your
pricing will be reflected within your personal FamilyTreeDNA page by
clicking on the Pricing tab on top.
Mitochondria - mtDNA Tests
men may participate by taking Maternal Match DNA
test. On the
Chart the Maternal Match tests
for common ancestors on the most outer right side of the chart.
FamilyTree DNA description of
test Maternal Match: tests the mtDNA of females and the
female lineage of males (HVR1). Results are placed in our mtDNA database and
when 2 people show the same identical polymorphism, we will inform both
parties if you have both signed the FTDNA Release Form. The customer
receives a report generally describing mtDNA, the meaning of polymorphism,
your differences from the Cambridge Reference Sequence and the meaning of
probability between matches.
All Y-DNA participants with results should enter their
results into the Ysearch and Ybase
database so that they can search for others that have the same Y-DNA test
results. Use of the Ybase site is free. If you choose to enter
your results data into Ybase, I can add a Ybase Search hyperlink in the
results table once you provide me your record ID. To see how Ybase
works, go to one of the results pages and click on the Go! hyperlink on the results table.
results have been categorized into Haplogroup
classifications. The results table
reflects each of the participants haplogroups as determined by Family Tree DNA.
To learn more
about haplogroups, click on the button at the top of this page called 'Y-DNA
A genetic distance table
has been provided so that participants can use the data to determine the probability of having a common ancestor by clicking on the
button at the top of this page called 'DNA Close Ancestor?'.
Group participants can click on their FTDNATip buttons on their Y-DNA
Matches page to have the probability calculation preformed for each
Participants with results in
can enter their alleles into this Y-STR
site and obtain information on where others in Europe and the US have
the same alleles. To learn more about this and review an example,
click on the button at the top of the page called 'Y-STR Database'.