Surname projects

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A surname project is a great way to combine traditional ancestry research with DNA genealogy. In a surname project, an investigation of the biological relationship between men with the same or similar surnames is conducted. This is especially helpful if the common ancestor lived at a time in which surnames already existed, but for which no written records have survived. Over the course of time or owing to emigration, surnames can change so much that the common lineage is no longer apparent: Howery and Hauri, for instance.

A surname project enables you to find people with whom you share common ancestry and can exchange information (such as the family tree). Therefore, the information content of your family history quickly increases. In contrast, you can also exclude namesakes who do not belong to your family.

Starting a surname project or joining an existing one is free of charge.
By participating in a surname project, you benefit from special rates for tests of the paternal line. Existing projects can be found here: surname project

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In addition to a certificate containing an origins analysis, genetic profile and personal interpretation, you also receive permanent and unlimited access to the largest DNA genealogy database in the world, which enables you to find people who share common ancestors with you.
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iGENEA Basic

EUR 199.-


Ordered by 12% of the genealogists we support

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EUR 449.-


Ordered by 72% of the genealogists we support

iGENEA Expert

EUR 1099.-


Ordered by 16% of the genealogists we support

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Dipl.-Jur. Roman C. Scholz is one of the leading experts in the field of DNA genealogy.

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Dipl. Biol. Joƫlle Apter is a geneticist and anthropologist.

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Which test is right for me?

iGENEA Basic
The IGENEA basic test provides you with insight into your paternal or your maternal origins. The basic test is especially useful in the following cases: More about the iGENEA basic test

iGENEA Premium
The IGENEA premium provides you with a personalised DNA analysis that is tailored precisely to your needs and questions.
The premium test is especially useful in the following cases: More about the iGENEA premium test

iGENEA Expert
The iGENEA expert test provides you with the total package in maximum quality and resolution.
The expert test is especially useful for people who have a deep interest in genealogical research in the maternal and in the paternal line.
Based on the current state of research, the iGENEA expert is the most detailed genealogical DNA test possible.
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