Participants with Non-Matching Markers

Since the Grant DNA Project was started in 2004, we have grown to 267 participants. But, that number does not tell the whole story. There are an additional 14 people who ordered a kit, but have never returned the dna samples to FamilyTreeDNA for processing. If one assumes that the kits were paid for in advance, it seem hard to believe that a kit owner would not return it.

In this blog, I want to address the 35 participants who have a Grant surname, but do not match anyone in our project and the 16 participants who have a non-Grant surname and do not match anyone in the Grant project.

When a Grant surname participant does not match anyone in our project, the participant should start looking at the results from a different perspective. Perhaps, there are a number of people with a different surname. That might suggest that the participant needs to also join that surname group. It may lead you in an entirely different journey.

When a non-Grant surname participant does not match anyone in our project, the participant should start looking at the results from a different perspective as well. As with the Grants who have no matches, perhaps there are a number of people with a different surname. That might suggest that the participant needs to also join that surname group.

There are a variety of reasons for a name mismatch, but that is the subject of a different blog in the future. This seems rudimentary for most of us, but to the new participant to genealogy, the various surnames may seem perplexing.

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