Frequently Asked Questions
The Gillett DNA Project
including the spellings of Gilet, Gillette, Gelette, Jellet, and all other reasonable spelling variants


Frequently Asked Questions

This is still a very new project and nobody has ever asked me anything, except "How do I join?"  I expect the list to grow as the project proceeds.

How do I join?
To join, all you need is a direct-line male descendant of your ancestor-of-interest who is willing to submit a sample of his DNA.  FamilyTreeDNA has all the details on how to order this test and submit it to them on their website.

What information do I need to submit to the GillettDNA web site?
Once you have your test kit in, or soon after you receive the results, send to GillettGenealogy AT yahoo DOT com your five-digit test kit number, along with a direct-line male pedigree from your earliest documented ancestor up to 1900.  I am stopping the pedigrees at 1900 in order to keep information about living people off the internet.

How far back do I need to document my ancestry to participate in a DNA study?
While it would be helpful to know as much as you can about your ancestors, all you need to know to participate is that you are a direct-line male descendant of a Gillett, which simply means that your last name is Gillet, Gillett, Gillette, Jellet, or any reasonable spelling variant.

Does it hurt to have my DNA tested?
No.  The test is done by swiping cheek cells from the inside of your mouth.  No blood is drawn.  The test kit will explain.

Any questions not answered on this page will likely be answered by consulting FamilyTreeDNA's FAQ page.

Last revised:  12 Dec 2005

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