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Slaven DNA Project

Welcome to the Slaven DNA Project, a Y-chromosome study for direct-line male descendants of families with surnames such as Slaven, Slavin, Slevin, Slavey, and other variations. For the sake of brevity, unless referring to a specific person, "Slaven" will refer to all variations of our surname throughout this page.

The study should help answer questions that genealogists have wondered about for years, such as:

The Project has already had success in linking family lines. See the results page for more information.

The Slaven DNA Project uses FamilyTreeDNA for testing to answer the questions above. (A Slavin Project was also established at Relative Genetics; RG was purchased by DNA.Ancestry and the project has been re-established there. FTDNA purchased another testing company used by our project, DNA Heritage.

Markers on the Y-chromosome are analyzed and compared to determine the likelihood the participants share a common ancestor. See the Frequently Answered Questions page for general questions about surname studies and links to further information. Or email me with your questions.


To participate in the study, contact me. You will need to use a special group number when ordering your kit from one of the testing companies so that you receive the project discount ($40-50 less than regular prices) and for your results to be included in our project.

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