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Welcome to the BRUCE Surname DNA Project registered with FamilyTreeDNA.com, leaders in their field and associated with Dr. Michael Hammer, Ph.D., Geneticist, associate research scientist in the Division of Biotechnology at the University of Arizona. Over 137 Bruce's some from other testing labs have participated since 2002 in this genealogical project to prove scientifically relation to one another of the same surname to assist where the paper trail has hit the "Brick Wall".

The success is upon all those who join our testing group, as well the documentation of the research connected with each line reqarding dates and locations of birth, death, marriage, etc.

So whether or not you are of the BRUCE lines on the results page, you are highly encouraged to participate in this project as there are many lines that are unknown. The more people participate the better the results will be and you just might go beyond the "brickwall" and finding your link. A few lines of new discoveries have happened that are different than the paper trial!

The testing is only for the Male Y-chromosome that is passed from father to son. Therefore, the testing requires a Male with the surname of BRUCE. This can be any male relative if your name is not BRUCE or if you are a female researcher.

The testing laboratory will analyze either the 25, 37, 67 or 111 markers on the Y-chromosome. We highly recommend at least the 37 point test as the the higher the markers the better refined results for generation gaps. Lineages will be posted and updated soon on those members in the results table. If the markers of two or more male individuals match, it will indicate they descend from a common male BRUCE ancestor and put in a Group, but not identify the specific ancestor. You can always upgrade to a higher marker test at a later date if desired, although, the cost is a bit more and causes several weeks delay in obtaining the final results.

So join our Group by clicking on the join link, what do you have to lose. To see our DNA results and matches to-date, click on "Test Results & Lineages".

We require an Ancestor Chart of your BRUCE line down from the earliest known male BRUCE to you, the participant. This is to help to identify each line and assign an ID#. After you have joined our Bruce DNA Project, you will receive an email with instructions on where & how to send the Ancestor Chart.


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Thomas B Bruce, www.brucefamily.com