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Mar 9

Sproul to Spreull


California Sproul via Oklahoma, beyond that somewhere up from the Ohio valley area... I look forward to seeing the family connections that are made!

Welcome Zach - If you have your DNA on FTDNA.com or Ancestry.com it may be possible to help match you to cousins from the larger Sproul (Spreull) family. All males in the family seem to have a distinctive Y chromosome and this is what we are studying at the FTDNA project site. If you have tested and are part of the Sproul FTDNA DNA project I will probably 'see you' in a minute as I am working on some autosomal DNA analysis of participants right now. If you have not tested I am happy to tell you more about that.


Folks might be able to point your towards traditional genealogical resources also if you have specific questions. If your family has a connection to Ireland we have the world's top expert on that as part of the team.


Feel free to post queries and we will see what we can do!

I just ordered mine! So once I get it, I will be suppling the results! I’m excited.

Mar 10

Hi Zach,


Welcome to Sproul DNA Project! I am one of the three administrators of the project and I generally help organize the DNA results for the project. Did you order FTDNA or Ancestry? If FTDNA please join the SPROUL project so we can monitor the progress and results of your test.


Thanks again for joining us!

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