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the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

Surnames covered in our DNA project:



plus any other variants


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The current banner shows Alnwick Castle, in Northumberland - a county in the far north east of England, bordering Scotland.  This region is home to a number of Appleby lines - and our DNA project has confirmed genetic connections between several of these, which also match lines in Canada, USA and Ireland.

Past Newsletters

All general news about developments in the Appleby Study from 2013 to 2016 were posted in the rolling New Appleby Orchard Newsletter (link to pdf copy below), which runs to 29 pages of very interesting snippets of Appleby related finds!  But as part of our attempt to bring together all the different websites, future Newsletters are returning to this main website, and will be circulated to all members via Mail Chimp.  In addition updates about progress in our DNA study will be continue to be reported in the Activity Feed on our Group Page at Family Tree DNA.  But in case you want to look back at any past Newsletters, here are the links:

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