Genetic genealogy is becoming increasingly important, and useful, to family historians, making it possible to verify family relationships even in cases where there is no paper trail or documentary evidence of a link.

DNA Linking dna service

The DNA Linking dna service was launched in December 2013, with the goal of making it easier for researchers to find others with a shared interest in DNA research. OXSIL users who register with the DNA Linking service either have had their DNA tested and are keen to find relatives who are willing to join their DNA project; or they are looking for others researching the same surname who are willing to share the cost of DNA testing; or both. Learn more here.

Oxfordshire Geographic DNA Project

In February 2013, the Oxfordshire Family History Society established a geographic DNA project for Oxfordshire. The main aim of the project is to identify DNA in its various forms that might be characteristic of the county. Read more here.

2 thoughts on “OXSIL and DNA”

  1. I have Ancestry DNA results for myself and they are on Ancestry, FTDNA, GedMatch and DNAGedcom websites. I have a considerable interest in Oxford genealogy, starting with my grandmother who was born in Oxfordshire and her family line has roots in Oxfordshire dating back to the late 1600’s. I am keen to genetically prove the connections, as well as hopefully finding new relatives.

    • Dear Bill, I would be happy to add your DNA details to your profile, but first you will have to register your surname interests using the form that you will find here: https://www.oxsil.org.uk/add-a-surname/. When you do so, please indicate in the notes field which surname(s) you would like to register for the DNA Linking service. Best regards, Paul


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