You must be a male with surname (last name) Maxwell. The reason for this is that the DNA test compares the Y chromosomes of the subjects, which is passed only along the male line (father to son). See Why Test DNA? for a more detailed explanation. If you still have questions, please contact the Project Administrator.
To have your DNA tested for the Maxwell Surname Y-DNA Project, please submit a join request at Family Tree DNA*. If you are meet the eligibiity requirements and are accepted into the project, the project administrator will email you instructions on how to order your test kit from Family Tree DNA*.
|Test Name||Price||Discount||Avg. Cost
|Y-37 (male 37 marker paternal test)||$99||$20 (17% off)||$2.68|
|Y-111 (male 111 marker paternal test)||$209||$40 (16% off)||$1.88|
|Big Y-700 (male 700 marker paternal test)||$399||$50 (11% off)||$0.57|
|Upgrade prices for current participants:|
|Upgrade Y-12 to Y-37||$59||$20 (25% off)||$2.36|
|Upgrade Y-12 to Y-67||$139||$10 (7% off)||$2.53|
|Upgrade Y-12 to Y-111||$159||$40 (20% off)||$1.61|
|Upgrade Y-12 to Big Y-700||$359||$40 (10% off)||$0.52|
|Upgrade Y-25 to Y-37||$39||$10 (20% off)||$3.25|
|Upgrade Y-25 to Y-67||$109||$10 (8% off)||$2.60|
|Upgrade Y-25 to Y-111||$139||$50 (26% off)||$1.62|
|Upgrade Y-25 to Big Y-700||$349||$40 (10% off)||$0.52|
|Upgrade Y-37 to Y-67||$69||$20 (22% off)||$2.30|
|Upgrade Y-37 to Y-111||$119||$20 (14% off)||$1.61|
|Upgrade Y-37 to Big Y-700||$319||$20 (6% off)||$0.48|
|Upgrade Y-67 to Y-111||$79||$10 (11% off)||$1.80|
|Upgrade Y-67 to Big Y-700||$259||$20 (7% off)||$0.41|
|Upgrade Y-111 to Big Y-700||$229||$10 (4% off)||$0.39|
|Upgrade Big Y-500 to Big Y-700||$119||$90 (43% off)||$0.59|
The more markers that are tested, the better the estimate of how closely two people are related. You can always upgrade to a higher fidelity test at a later date.
Our surname project is registered at Family Tree DNA . We have no financial interest in this project nor do we have any association with Family Tree DNA Company beyond using them as our testing lab. We are only interested, like others in this group, in furthering our genealogical research.
Another great way to help is by Contributing to the General Fund at Family Tree DNA. There you will find instructions on how to contribute money to this surname project, which will allow prospective members with limited means to participate. Be sure to select the project name correctly:
If you are not eligible to have your DNA tested, perhaps you know someone who is. If so, please direct them to this site so they may join. Even if you don't know someone personally, if you know another reasearcher who may have eligible relatives, reach out and make them aware of the opportunity. Thanks!