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I sent a personal message to you through Ancestry.com
, but I thought I would also take the
opportunity to update everyone on the status of the Lanier DNA project. Five descendants
of Nicholas Lanier have now been yDNA tested, and they all have closely matching yDNA. In
addition, two more men who believe they descend from Nicholas Lanier have ordered kits,
and one previously tested man has ordered an upgraded yDNA test. The yDNA of these
descendants indicate Mediterranean roots, which seems logical because it is believed that
Nicholas Lanier was born in France. Based on yDNA analysis, it is possible that the
Lanier ancestors of Nicholas came from Italy. We are currently trying to find Lanier men
in France who will agree to be DNA tested, and we have made contact with one. It will be
very interesting to see if our American Lanier yDNA matches any Lanier men in France.
Here is a link to our website at Family Tree DNA:
Lanier DNA Project
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