Dillman DNA Project

Welcome to the Dillman DNA (DDNA) Project. This project was started in October 2002 is hosted by the Dillman Family Association (DFA). The DDNA continues to grow in membership and importance to all Dillman researchers. As of August 2016 the DDNA currently has 52 members, two of which have tested mtDNA, and 16 distinct Dillman family lines.

FamilyTreeDNA has placed their web pages in Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol and English for our European cousins.

Project Objectives:

  • To assist in indentifying the origins of all Dillman families worldwide.
  • To sort out the various Dillmans who emigrated to North America, Latin America, South America, Australasia and elsewhere.
  • To scientifically validate and complement¬†written documentation about the Dillman families.
  • To make effective use of leading edge genealogical tools.

Project Benefits:

  • Ability to compare your test results with those of other participants.
  • Access to the Project’s high quality analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Build possible bridges to gaps in documentation, brick walls.
  • Challenge poor documentation corroborate existing documentation.
  • Give an opportunity to discover relatives and families who would like to share their genealogical research.
  • Provide an opportunity to participate in leading edge research while enjoying a group discount through FamilyTreeDNA.

Project Requirements:

  • Become a member of the Dillman Family Association. ¬†Contact the DDNA administrator for a link which will give you a discounted price through FamilyTreeDNA.
  • Sign the Release form provided by FamilyTreeDNA.
  • For our web page submit a list of known ancestors in the direct male Dillman (or variant spelling) surname line and spouse with dates and locations of birth, deaths, and marriages. Having only a few generations should not discourage you from investigating and joining the DDNA.

The privacy of participants will be protected by the administrator in addition to all members. Participants will only be referred to by their DNA test kit number. As is standard practice, only information on ancestors who were born prior to 1910 will be posted on the web site.

The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation have launched the Genographic Project. This is a five-year effort to understand the human journey: where we came from and how we got to where we live today. This unprecedented effort will map humanity’s genetic journey through the ages. The DDNA project has two members from this project and we expect many more as 40,000 kits have been completed in the project’s first five weeks – an amazing boost to all genealogists using DNA.

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