Oxfordshire DNA

Do you have long-standing Oxfordshire ancestors (at least 3 generations going back into the 19th century and maybe much earlier)? There is a new Oxfordshire DNA project on the FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) site and we would like you to join. We already have one Minster Lovell family in the project; let’s get a good group of people from the village and make history.

If you have an Oxfordshire surname or are tracing your father’s father’s father’s… family in Oxfordshire then order a Y-DNA test, preferably with at least 67 markers. The test must be completed by a living MALE with that surname.

If you want to trace your mother’s mother’s mother’s….family in Oxfordshire order a mtDNA test. Either a MALE or FEMALE can do this test.

If you want to find distant cousins in the last 5 generations or so, order a FamilyFinder test. Either a MALE or FEMALE can do this test.You can also order combinations of tests.

How do I order/join the Oxfordshire group?

If you have Oxfordshire ancestors, but are new to DNA testing, go to the Oxfordshire DNA project, select the test you want and order it. It is cheaper ordering via a project than not. Your test will be put in a pending area and we will contact you to find out your Oxfordshire ancestry. Then complete your cheek swab when it is posted to you, sit back and wait for genetic cousins to come forward.

If you have been tested by FTDNA before and have Oxfordshire ancestry, just sign on and join the Oxfordshire project. It’s free. If you have been tested by another company, go to the Oxfordshire project and apply to transfer your test (see third party details at bottom of project home page). It may cost you a small fee to transfer.

Any questions, contact dna@ofhs.org.uk.


History Day event 21st August 2010 – see blog for how it went.

Interesting fact:

Did you know that Minster Lovell once had a police constable called Baker and a baker called Constable?