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From: "Roland Clare" <>
Subject: [STS] * DNA study on origins of CLARE surname *
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 17:24:48 -0000
* DNA study on origins of CLARE surname *
A project is now under way at Leicester University exploring the links
between the many, widespread families of CLARE in the UK and abroad, and how
they relate to each other. It uses DNA sampling, looking at the Y
chromosome, and it's free for any males surnamed CLARE [and CLEER, CLEAR,
CLARE is quite commonly encountered in the area covered by this list, so I
hope the project will be of interest to many researchers who read this.
Please see the full explanation at my Family History website ...
http://www.maryceleste.co.uk/famhist/clare/clare-dna1.htm ... and contact me
(initially) if you would like to take part, or want to know more. For the
sampling, the Genetics Dept. sends a little thing like a toothbrush, a tiny
bottle, and a stamped addressed envelope ... it's very straightforward,
professional and confidential.
This is a unique opportunity to find out if, and how, the family trees of
apparently-unrelated CLARE researchers may fit together. Some firms offer
individual DNA testing for 100 pounds or more, but this survey is an
academic one, potentially surveying our whole surname-tribe, and it is
entirely without charge. [It's for the name CLARE and its variants only!]
Please do visit http://www.maryceleste.co.uk/famhist/clare/clare-dna1.htm
and get in touch to indicate preliminary interest. Feel free to pass this
message on to anyone involved with CLARE family history.
Roland CLARE, in Bristol UK
Family history outline online: http://www.maryceleste.co.uk/famhist/
Researching CLARE / HAWES in Buckinghamshire
POM(E)ROY in Calstock, Cornwall or Tavistock, Devon
SELLE anywhere ...