(updated: 17 Oct 2014)
We began our GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN DNA Project and variant surnames on 11 Jul 2011. Shortly after this, (Oct 2011) we expanded the project as a "combined project" to include the surnames related to GINN-GUINNESS, and McGINNIS-McGUINNESS and their related surnames (for example McGUINN, O'GUIN & O'GWIN as a supplement to traditional genealogical research. Also, we suspect similar origins between several of these groups going back 2000 years, which only DNA can prove. If your surname is a variant of the previously mentioned names, please consider joining our combined project as your Secondary or Primary choice. There is "No Limit" to the number of projects in which you can participate.
In our first three years the GINN, GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN Project achieved 180 project members (now at 199), due to those which have already tested. We are encouraging new members to reach out and test their loved ones, during this period while prices at their lowest. We have many participants in all categories of Y-DNA testing, mtDNA testing and Autosomal DNA testing, but most likely do not have your specific branch going back to the early 1800's to confirm a positive match. (see current Holiday Sales Promotion)
With the help of several administrators who have many years of genealogical experience and fellow project members, our accomplishments have included resolving discrepancies with many family trees found on other web sites. We have privately assisted with several adoption cases and solved several non-paternal events (NPE). But mostly, we have been able to correctly displayed the genetic proof of genealogical connections to several branches of specific families for your interpretation. With our current members and knowledge of DNA results from other sources, we have also confirmed in three areas of the DNA spectrum that there is a very close DNA association between several COEN-COYNE, QUIN-GUINN, and GUINN-GWINN families, and several O'QUINN and O'GUIN families. Those particular circumstances might not apply to your specific families, but there may be other possible combinations of "very close associations" which we hope to discover.
We do not have all the answers, but our ongoing efforts will continue for many years as we learn about your particular families DNA origins and the ability compare matches for proper grouping, in a timely manner. We will continue to explore family connections for future participation.
(a.) our Background Page: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GuinnGwinn/default.aspx
(b.) our Y-DNA Participants: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GuinnGwinn/default.aspx?...
(c.) our mtDNA Participants: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GuinnGwinn/default.aspx?...
(d.) our Autosomal Participants: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GuinnGwinn/default.aspx?...
**** Please note that our project is only "one" out of 7,000 more projects currently established with FTDNA.
Michael A. Gwinn (ret. USN) firstname.lastname@example.org
GINN, GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN DNA Project, primary administrator
(and all simular surnames, including "O" and "Mc" versions).
We encourage all CUIN-O'CUINN-McCUINN, all GINN-GUINNESS, all McGINNIS-McGUINNESS, all QUIN-QUINN, and all WINN-WYNNE members to participate.
Join Link: http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Gwinn/Gui...
GINN, GUIN, GWIN, GUYN, GWYN DNA Project ... Complete Surname List:
Genn, Gennell, Gennett, Gennette, Geuin, Gewin, Ginn, Ginnane, Ginnell, Ginnes, Ginness, Ginnett, Ginnette, Ginney, Ginnis, Ginny, Guin, Guina, Guinan, Guinane, Guinap, Guinaugh, Guinaw, Guincy, Guindollet, Guindon, Guine, Guinea, Guinee, Guineer, Guinegaw, Guinen, Guiner, Guinere, Guines, Guiness, Guinessey, Guinet, Guinett, Guinette, Guinevan, Guiney, Guinip, Guinivan, Guinn, Guinnane, Guinnap, Guinne, Guinnee, Guinner, Guinness, Guinnessey, Guinnessy, Guinnip, Guinnop, Guinop, Guinot, Guinotte, Guint, Guinte, Guintran, Guintrand, Guintrande, Guinup, Guion, Guyn, Guyne, Guynee, Guynes, Guyness, Guynetth, Guyney, Guynn, Guynne, Guynnup, Guynup, Gween, Gwen, Gwenap, Gwenn, Gwin, Gwine, Gwinee, Gwinn, Gwinne, Gwinnedd, Gwinnell, Gwinner, Gwinneth, Gwinnett, Gwinney, Gwinnup, Gwinup, Gwthne, Gwyn, Gwyndaf, Gwyne, Gwynedd, Gwynek, Gwyneth, Gwynetha, Gwynette, Gwynllyw, Gwynn, Gwynne, Gwynned, Gwynnedd, Gwynnel, Gwynnell, Gwynneth, Gwynnett, Gwynnette, Gwyntopher, Gynane, Gynn, Gynnane, Gynne, Gynnet, Gynnett, Gynning, Mac Ginn, Mac Ginnis, Mac Guin, Mac Guinn, Mac Guyn, Mac Guyne, Mac Guynn, Mac Guynne, Mac Gwine, Mac Gwinn, Mac Gwyn, Mac Gwyne, Mac Gwynn, Mac Gwynne, MacGinn, MacGuin, MacGuinn, MacGuyn, MacGuyne, MacGuynn, MacGuynne, MacGwine, MacGwinn, MacGwyn, MacGwyne, MacGwynn, MacGwynne, Magennis, Maginn, Maginnes, Maginness, Maginnis, Maginniss, Mc Ginn, Mc Ginnes, Mc Ginness, Mc Ginnis, Mc Guin, Mc Guine, Mc Guines, Mc Guiness, Mc Guiney, Mc Guinn, Mc Guinness, Mc Gwin, Mc Gwinn, McGinn, McGinnes, McGinness, McGinnis, McGinniss, McGuin, McGuine, McGuines, McGuiness, McGuiney, McGuinn, McGuinnes, McGuinness, McGwen, McGwin, McGwinn, Meginnis, Meginniss, MGinniss, O Guiney, O Guinidhe, O Guinye, O'Gin, O'Ginn, Oguin, O'Guin, OGuinan, O'Guinan, O'Guiney, O'Guinidhe, Oguinn, O'Guinn, OGuinness, O'Guinness, O'Guinye, Ogwen, O'Gwen, Ogwin, O'Gwin, Ogwinn, O'Gwinn, Ogwyn, O'Gwyn, Ogwynn, O'Gwynn, UiGin, Ui'Gin, UiGinn, Ui'Ginn