BLEVINS / BLEVENS /
BLIVEN / BLIVIN Genealogical DNA Project
To: All BLEVINS
/ BLEVENS / BLIVEN / BLIVIN descendants and researchers
to join the BLEVINS /BLEVENS /
BLIVEN / BLIVIN DNA Project!!
NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with any DNA testing
company—my only interest is finding more participants for the project
in order to further the genealogy of this surname group.
W. SHIRLEY [descendant of Thomas BLEVINS [b c1823, m1842 Miami Co. OH
Catherine YOUNCE of Ashe Co. NC]—Thomas is POSSIBLE son of Nathan
BLEVINS b c1762 [m1 Rachel SKAGGS, m2 1802 Lydia (?VAUGHN?) PEPPERS]
males named BLEVINS/BLEVENS/BLIVEN/BLIVIN [and other spelling alternatives—will use "BLEVINS" here for the
sake of brevity] for participation in BLEVINS DNA Project
There is a BLEVINS surname CNA project already in place. The person
who is coordinating the BLEVINS DNA project is Owen BLEVINS who will be
happy to assist any prospective participant.
Owen’s email address is:
are interested in participating OR if you know of a male BLEVINS
of your line who is willing to participate, just contact Owen BLEVINS,
the DNA project administrator or, if you prefer, let me know
that you want to participate. If someone from your line joins, be
sure to have him give the identity of his " earliest proven ancestor"
and sign the consent form that allows him to be informed of DNA matches
with other participants [and vice-versa].
The project is relatively new, although there are now some 20 DNA project
participants and some very interesting and informative DNA matches among
You can contact Owen BLEVINS directly for additional information. Once
you agree that you would like to participate in the DNA project, a DNA
kit will be mailed to the name and address that you provide. Follow the
instructions received with the kit, then mail it in with payment, and
wait for the results. The DNA sample collection is a simple and painless
procedure--brushing the inside of your cheek with a "cotton swab-like"
It is my understanding that the results will be sent to the participant
and a copy of the results to the BLEVINS DNA project coordinator [Owen
BLEVINS] who will post the results [anonymously] online, along with the
name of your earliest PROVEN male BLEVINS ancestor, at the BLEVINS DNA
project website and on Owen BLEVINS website. Your results can then be
compared with other BLEVINS DNA project participants.
A few reminders:
A participant in the BLEVINS DNA project must be a MALE with the
surname of BLEVINS [or any variation such as BLEVENS/BLIVEN/BLIVIN, or
any male who thinks his surname might once have been one of these surnames].
Female BLEVINS descendants/researchers [as well as male BLEVINS descendants/researchers
who are not named BLEVINS] can assist greatly by recruiting male BLEVINS
DNA project participants and/or assisting the male participants financially
with the cost of the DNA testing.
There are several levels of Y-DNA testing available for what we are doing
[the 12-marker test, the 25 marker test, the new 37 marker test, and even
a 68 marker test].. The more markers
the better--whatever you feel you can do financially. Tests with
the greater number of markers allow greater capability to begin sorting
out the BLEVINS lines. I would very strongly urge any participant
to go with at least the 37-marker test. The 37 (or
larger) is necessary, in my opinion, to begin making heads or tails
of the various branches of BLEVINS.] The more markers the more
expensive the test, but the more you have to compare among branches of
the BLEVINS family
to hear soon that you have contacted Owen BLEVINS and have arranged to
receive the DNA test kit, and shortly after that--that you have mailed
in the kit for analysis. Thanks for your interest.