The VIDEO ABOVE is not Bahamian but explains how the process works. The Lecture to the Bahamas Historical Society is linked below.
In June 2004 the Bahamas DNA Project began. "The objective of this project is to support traditional genealogy in matching up individuals or families who share direct male or direct female ancestry in the Bahamas and to trace their origins in Africa, Europe, and North America." Persons can still join this project.
Benefits of Participation
1. Determine if two people with your surname are related (and descend from the same ancestor).
2. Identify the genetic genealogy profile of your male family line.
3. Identify your ancestry when traditional documentary genealogical research methods have failed (provide clues or solve brick walls).
4. Identify where to focus and pursue additional traditional documentary genealogical research.
5. Verify that your traditional documentary genealogical work is accurate and scientifically verified (confirm a family tree).
6. Get clues as to the place of origin of your immigrant ancestor.
7. Find genetic cousins you did not know you had.
8. Determine if other surnames are variants of your surname
9. Prove or disprove a research theory.
10. Be an early participant in a state-of-the-art project which is contributing to the world knowledge base for this new and exciting field, genealogy by genetics.
11. Your DNA will be preserved for 25 years at no additional cost and you will be entitled to reduced "add-on" prices for other tests.
Watch an hour and a half video lecture to the Bahamas Historical Society from March, 2007.
August 24, 2004, Nassau Guardian Article
August 1, 2007, Bahamas Journal Article
"Your participation will make a very important contribution to your genealogy as well as Bahamian family history research."