Help me find some cousins for DNA testing!
Are you a female looking for a male cousin who could share costs on a yDNA test? Do you have Oxfordshire ancestry but can’t find many DNA matches and want to appeal for more Oxfordshire cousins to come forward?
OXSIL (the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List) in conjunction with Oxfordshire Family History Society has launched a new DNA section where those with Oxfordshire ancestry can appeal for others to help them get a DNA test. Go to http://www.oxsil.org.uk/ and select the DNA tab or the news story on DNA at the top of the home page.
Once you have found a match, do join the Oxfordshire DNA project at www.familytreedna.com/public/oxfordshire so everyone can benefit from your ‘matchmaking’. You get a discount on your order if you order it through the project.
Of course, you can also use OXSIL for its original purpose too, which is registering your surname interest if you are seeking other researchers of Oxfordshire families in a given town/city/village.