Holder DNA Genealogy Project

The goal of the Holder DNA Genealogy Project is to add to what we already know about our ancestors from genealogy research by using the technology of DNA testing. So far nearly all our participants are from U.S. families, but anyone with Holder lineage from anywhere in the world is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Please follow the links below for additional information:

Introduction to the project

    What DNA testing can show us
    Goals of the Holder project
    DNA 101: background material
    Our e-mail list
    Our group meetings
    How to submit a DNA sample

Current status of participant families

    Earliest ancestors identified
    Migration paths
    Assignment to family groups
    Location in the 1880 census

Summary of results, with links to group-specific pages