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Dowding Name Study & DNA Project

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Surnames/tags: Dowding Dowden
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The Dowding Name Study is also registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname DOWDING and DOWDEN.

This study will develop to document and investigate the origins of the various Dowding and Dowden families worldwide. One principal aim of this project is to see which of the various family lines that go back to the 16th Century and before are related.

Right now (August 2020) this project just has one member, me. I am Chris Gilbert and have Dowding ancestry from Somerset in England.

As of August 2020:

  • I have gone through all the Dowding profiles here on WikiTree that are open for editing and added a Dowding Name Study Category, and have linked up some Dowdings to early ancestors. I will look out for anyone adding any new profiles and categorise them.
  • I have registered Dowding as a Surname Project with the Guild of One-Name Studies
  • I have started a Dowding Y-DNA Project at Family Tree DNA.
  • I have created a Dowding Surname Genealogy, and DNA Project Facebook Group

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and anyone able to help would be welcome.

  • Entering known early Dowdings and linking up existing Dowding profiles to them. I already have a database of Dowdings and will continue to add them to WikiTree when I can.
  • Identifying autosomal DNA tested Dowding descendants (quite a few identified so far) and finding male Dowdings interested in this Project who will Y-DNA test to get us started on a Dowding Y-DNA Project. (Update: We now have 2 potential participants to Y-DNA Test).

Until I add some structure to this Main Project Page, the Dowdings I am entering can be found via the sub categories links here. All the Dowding on WikiTree are here.

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

From August 2021 I am going to categorise all the Dowden already entered on WikiTree.

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