Search billions of records on


This project is not part of DNA sales. This project uses   

Web space provided by, sponsored by

Please read notice in the bottom bar.

Advertisements at the top and bottom of the pages are not part of this project, 

visiting the links helps pay for the website space. 


This website has music on subsequent pages.

Please turn your volume down if needed.






Lost Colony Research Group

Genealogy ~ DNA ~ Archaeology





Research Material


Publicity on the project




Why we use them

Surname research

Alpha List 

Hatteras Surnames

Our sister group

Hatteras project Heinegg extractions Hatteras - Family Finder Project
My Interest Lists  LC-MTDNA Project Biographies of volunteer staff
LC- YDNA Project Hatteras - MTDNA Project LC- Family Finder Project
Hatteras-YDNA Project Order LC - DNA Kits Batch Numbers
YDNA Kit numbers MTDNA kit numbers

Order LC - DNA Kits

Home Site map Lost Colony Store


The Lost Colony Research Group

Genealogy ~ DNA ~ Archaeology


February 2001


taking place on Hatteras Island.

A DVD of the April 2010 dig on Hatteras was shared with the Society. Included were interviews with Roberta Estes showing the types of artifacts found during that particular dig and Anne Poole explaining native middens, their content; and information on how the Indians would have used these items in their daily lives.

Jennifer distributed handouts which provided information on the Group‟s Mission and a list of surnames of interest. Also on the display table were copies of their newsletter, a January article appearing in The Scientist and conch shells found in one of the middens during the dig. 


The Scientist Magazine

The Scientist magazine prominently featured the work of the Lost Colony Research Group in the January issue in an article titled "Lost Colony DNA." You can see the entire article here, complete with photographs of artifacts from archaeology digs sponsored by the Lost Colony Research Group. 

The article discussed DNA testing and how we hope eventually to use a combination of DNA, genealogy and historical research to solve the mystery of the Lost Colonists. Other experts in various fields were interviewed as well, including Ugo Perego at Sorenson Molecular Genealogical Foundation who discussed what DNA can and cannot do, specifically that Yline and mitochondrial DNA can pinpoint Native ethnicity, but can't really tell when it was introduced into the line.

Charles Ewen, an anthropology professor at ECU discussed the possible scenarios for what happened to the colonists and where they might have gone.

We also took this opportunity with The Scientist magazine to introduce our new archaeology partner, Eastern Carolina University. 


ECU and the LCRG Collaboration

The Lost Colony Research Group is very pleased to announce our new liaison with Eastern Carolina University and Dr. Charles Ewen. Dr. Ewen teaches archaeology and related subjects and manages the archaeology lab at ECU, having been involved there with various digs and preservation of artifacts for many years. In fact, he has visited our digs on Hatteras Island for the past two years, providing research support and assistance then and at other times as well.


One of the challenges we have experienced on Hatteras Island, and in particular when working with a university who had no facilities in the US, is the proper cleaning, storage, preservation and identification of artifacts. It is imperative that many of these items be treated professionally to arrest corrosion and preserve them for current and future study. Our alliance with ECU allows us to move forward with a partner who is very accessible, unquestionably committed to North Carolina history, and who can provide a world-class facility for the finds on Hatteras Island.

We will be moving forward with our new partner with our fourth archaeology dig later in 2012.

Welcome aboard Dr. Ewen and the ECU team!

Catch us Online

Our Lost Colony website includes more than 8000 pages of research, all free, at  and 

Our Project on Facebook -!/pages/Lost-Colony-of-Roanoke-DNA-Project/126053773239?v=wall 

 - thanks to Janet Crain for this 

Our Blog -  - If you don't subscribe to our's a great time to do that...just click on over and sign up so you don't miss anything!! 

Thanks to Janet Crain and Penny Ferguson for our wonderful blog. 

Our Website -  - Nelda adds to information to our website almost daily. Have you checked your surnames lately to see what is new? Please contribute something for your surnames, or a county of interest. Thanks to Nelda Percival for her untiring work on our website. 

GenealogyWise - 

 - Thanks to Andy Powell for setting this up.  

Hatteras Island Genealogy and Preservation Society webpage - our sister organization -   Hatteras Island Genealogy and Preservation Society Blog  -  

Our DNA projects at Family Tree DNA:

Lost Colony Yline - (paternal surname) - 




Return to Index




Contact Information: 

Electronic mail

General Information/Project Membership: 


The Lost Colony Research Group is in NO WAY affiliated with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research.  The Lost Colony Y-DNA and MT-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA are NOT IN ANY WAY  affiliated with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, regardless of what their links imply.


"Please notify us of any claims to the contrary."


There is no fee to join our group and no donation of monies or objects are needed to participate in "The Lost Colony Research Group".


As with any DNA project, individuals pay for their own DNA testing, but the
group itself  - is strictly volunteer and free to join, upon approval of membership.


Neither, myself, nor the Lost Colony Research Group together or individually are  responsible for the personal content submitted by any individual to this website.


Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 2008 Last modified: January 31, 2012



The art work on this website is my (Nelda L. Percival) original art work and has not been released to any person or organization other then for the use of Lost Colony Research Group and the store front owned by the same. My art work has never been part of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research's property. My art used here and at the store front was drawn precisely for the projects run by Roberta Estes and ownership has not been otherwise released. This project also uses the artwork of Dr. Ana Oquendo Pabon, the copyright to which she has retained as well. Other art works are the copyrights of the originators and may not be copied without their permission.
All DNA Content on this site belongs to the individuals who tested and or their representatives . The person who tested does not give up ownership of their DNA or DNA results by posting them here.
Where Copyrighted data has been cited the source has been included........
Some Native American art work is from  Some of their art was used as a bases for different creative graphics.