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Dear Lost Colony Mitochondrial DNA participant,


As I mentioned in the recent newsletter, we are working to provide genealogical data for each one of our Lost Colony surname participants and to be sure each person actually belongs in the Lost Colony project. 


Because mitochondrial DNA can be listed under several surnames, you need to find your mtdna file on the web page by going to the link on the webpage called “Kit number” and finding your kit number.  Click on that link and you will be on the webpage with your information.  Here is the link:


If your kit number has no genealogical or family history information, we need that from you.  Please provide it within the next week if possible.  You will receive one reminder, if necessary, and if we do not receive the information after that, you will be removed from the project. 


Since you have joined the Lost Colony mitochondrial DNA project, it means that you believe that your maternal line is or may be somehow connected to the Lost Colony.  Your maternal line is your mother, her mother, her mother and on up the tree following only the women in that line.


I’m sure you had a good reason for joining the Lost Colony project, but we need to know what it is.


Would you please let us know why you joined the project and what your link is to the Colonists, the surnames or the area?  We would also appreciate it if you would provide something for the research or history portions of your page, and if you haven’t already, something for the genealogy section as well.  Just complete the questions red.  I have left space for answers.


1.  Your kit number ________________________________________


2.  Your name _______________________________


3.  Why did you join the Lost Colony project?




4.  How is your mitochondrial DNA line connected to the colonists, the surnames, Native people or the location?




The 3 sections of the website are divided into genealogy, research and history.


Genealogy – typically this would be the specific genealogy of the line listed here on the site….so the mtdna for you. 


I am including a mini-genealogy form below for you to complete which should help you to document your maternal ancestry.  Alternatively, you can upload a gedcom to either your personal results page at Family Tree DNA or mitosearch and let us know that you have done so.


5.  Please provide a brief writeup (2 paragraphs to one page in length) on your line! 





6.  Mini-Genealogy From Participant to Oldest Ancestor (completeform below)


Completing the form below, enter the current generation’s name in line 1 and add each generation on subsequent lines through your oldest ancestor.  You don’t need to provide personal info for living individuals, just a placeholder name. 



Ancestor’s Birth Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Birth Location

Death Location

Other Residence

Spouses Name with Birth-Death Info










Your mother








Her mother








Her mother








Her mother
























































































7.  Do you have a family website that includes this line?  If so, please provide the link.




Research – this would include such items as papers you’ve written about the family, deeds you’ve extracted, or other things relevant to your particular line.


8.  Do you have research items to contribute?  If so, paste here or send separately.




History – this would include any general history of the area or a tribe or something not included above.


9.  Do you have history to share?  If so, paste here or send separately.




10.  Are you willing to have your e-mail address and first name listed as a contact for your kit?  If so, what is the e-mail you want listed?



11.  Are you willing to be a coordinator or resource for any of the Lost Colony surnames?  If so, which ones?




We are working to be sure that everyone who should be included in the Lost Colony, is in fact included, and that folks who don’t have a potential link to the colonists have the opportunity to join a project more suited to their needs. 


If possible, please reply within the next week or so.


Thank you very much,


Roberta Estes

Lost Colony Project Volunteer Administrator


PS – I have periodically had problems with my e-mail.  If you send me information and do no hear from me, please resend or try my alternate address at  or 

Nelda Percival, our webmistress, who is working with this data is at




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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.


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