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Project summary

The Mayflower DNA Project is using cutting-edge genetic genealogy research based on testing of living descendants of passengers and crew of the Mayflower's 1620 voyage. The project aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Help resolve unanswered questions about the ancestry and genealogy of the passengers and crew of the Mayflower
  • Create a resource to help modern individuals better understand their connections to Mayflower passengers and crew through genetic genealogy tests

We aim to complete the first phase of the project by the upcoming quadricentennial of the 1620 Mayflower voyage in 2020 (five years from project launch).

Project administrators and contributors

Project administrators are members of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG).
Administrators include:
  • Greg Magoon - Greg has been active in bioinformatics related to 'next-gen' Y chromosome sequencing. He has worked as a consultant for Full Genomes Corporation, and currently assists them as a volunteer. He is currently exploring his potential links to several Mayflower ancestors, including Alden, Cooke, Hopkins, Howland, Mullins, Priest, Soule, and Warren, and White.
  • Stephen Parrish - Stephen is also the administrator for the Early New England Colonists DNA Project at FTDNA.
  • Raymond Wing - email: Ray is also a co-administrator for the R-U106 Haplogroup Project at FTDNA


The Mayflower DNA Project website was launched on November 11, 2015, the 395th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact.

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