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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 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 of the Mayflower
  • Create a resource repository to help modern individuals better understand their connections to Mayflower passengers and crew through genetic genealogy tests
  • Be a catalyst to have the General Society of Mayflower Descendants accept Y-DNA Y-SNP evidence as proof of lineage for individuals who cannot document their line back to a Mayflower ancestor, but whose NGS/WGS results prove they must be a patrilineal (all male line) descendant of a passenger.

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. Greg is the creator of this wiki and created the templates and general format used. The also administers the site and other tasks such as paying the bills associated with the site.

  • Raymond Wing - Ray is also the administrator for the J mtDNA Haplogroup Project and a co-administrator for the R-U106 Haplogroup Project, He is also an admin or co-admin for several Mayflower related surname Projects at FTDNA. Ray has been able to document where at least seven of his eight great-grandparents are descended from at least one Mayflower passenger (but none of them through the Y-DNA or mtDNA. There is one that is in his X-DNA ancestry). Ray has crafted almost all of the pages on the site, and is the contact person for individuals with questions, comments, etc. He can be reached after reading the answer to the most common question asked


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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