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DNA Project

Posted: 1211824762000
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Ragain/s, Riggan/s, Riggen/s, Riggin/s males from anywhere in the world are invited to contact the Riggins Family DNA project if they would be willing to submit a tiny sample of their cells taken from a painless cheek scraping in their own home.

The Riggins Family DNA project is ongoing at Family Tree DNA, a company primarily dedicated to helping genealogists find relationships beyond what is available in the written record. Family Tree DNA uses a lab associated with the University of Arizona, and results are private and confidential. This is not the stuff of paternity suits or CSI, and a person can never be personally identified by their sample.

The male Y chromosome is extracted from this simple mouth swab and is as unique as a fingerprint. Unlike a fingerprint, which differs from one person to another, the Y chromosome is passed virtually unchanged from father to son for many generations. DNA analysis can with scientific certainty say that your ancestors are or are not related to someone else’s ancestors. We are hoping to clarify many years of painstaking paper research by dedicated genealogists and formerly independent researchers by sorting out different Family Trees and therefore helping many of our Tribes by these means.

For more information, contact the project administrator of the Riggins Family DNA Project, George E. Riggins, Jr., at For more information on DNA testing, or to join the project, contact Family Tree DNA at

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