Hamilton Family DNA Project
The Hamilton Genealogical Society has organized a DNA project for the male
line of the Hamilton family. The DNA project uses DNA markers from the male Y chromosome
(reason for males only) to trace family origins. This project can provide
valuable clues to possible linkage to various families past those in
For the latest results visit site Latest
Hamilton DNA Results.
Some highlights of the current summary are the following. Results are given
for over 70 participants. About two thirds of the participants can be placed
in one of seven different groups (A to G) with reasonably close matches within
each group. Groups A and B are the most populous with about half of all
participants in one or the other of these groups. The Group D participants are
all documented descendants of Alexander Hamilton, a USA founding father and
first secretary of the treasury, so his DNA profile is now known. Most of the
participants were not aware of any relationship to other participants so those
who match others in the various groups now have new avenues to explore the
derivation of their lines. Thus, I would like to encourage each of you to
consider participating in the project because it may help you unravel details
of your Hamilton line.
Most of these participants were previously unaware
of the relationships that the DNA results turned up. As we obtain more results
we are beginning to see relationships among several people with known
ancestors from Ireland, Scotland, and the early American colonies. Thus, each
of you is encouraged to consider having your Hamilton line DNA analyzed; the
more participants we have, the more possibilities for finding new
relationships and extending the knowledge of your Hamilton line. To make it
easier to participate, the application procedure has been
simplified and streamlined; visit (Hamilton DNA Project)
Check it out. And if you are a male with the Hamilton surname, consider
participation in the program. The more participants that we have the better we
will be able to understand the results.
Further information about the Hamilton DNA project can be found at the
web site for Hamilton DNA Project.