Eustace Families Association
Eustace/Eustice/Eustis & Variants
Eustace Project goals & objectives
In July 2006, the Eustace Families
Association (EFA) began a cooperative project with Gaskin Forensics,
Inc; of Rockwood, Pennsylvania to determine Y-chromosome DNA
profiles of namesakes of various surname spellings from each of the
known country origins. As of January 2011, a total of more than 160
male members of the families have been tested. The participants live
in ten countries; Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New
Zealand, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom and the USA.
The Y chromosome is passed relatively unchanged from father
to son and can be used to track migration patterns and verify
paternal family connections. Y chromosome DNA testing is
increasingly being used as a very effective tool for family history
Participants in the Eustace Family DNA project include
descendents of Cornish, English and Irish families with the most
common variant spellings of Eustace, Eustice and Eustis.
The goals for the Eustace Surname DNA Project are:
1. To validate existing records by testing descendents from each of
the lines of all origins.
2. To connect participants to their appropriate lines.
3. To validate our existing research records.
4. Determine migration pattens.
In order to achieve these goals, the more participants we have in
the program, the more extensive and conclusive the results.
The Y-DNA chromosome is passed only through the male members of a
family, from father to son, down through the generations and limits
our source of participants. Therefore, the participant must be a
male with the surname Eustace, Eustice, Eustis, or any of its
variant spellings (Eustance, Eustache or Huestis). However if you
are a female, there is an option. You can find a brother, father,
uncle, cousin or other male from the paternal line to be your proxy,
- to be "tested in your place".
For more information go to Gaskin Forensics website at
The procedure for collecting the DNA sample is quite simple and
painless. Use a simple cotton swab rubbed over the inside of the
cheek. Carefully place it in an envelope for shipping. Gaskin
Forensics, 711 Main St.
Rockwood, PA15557, Phone: 814-926-2426
There are a number of "markers" on each Y chromosome, and each of
these markers has a specific "number". The Administrator for the
Eustace DNA Project is Ronald Eustice. Contact Ronald Eustice at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone (952) 895-1115. Please feel free to drop
us a line anytime. We look forward to helping “connect” our cousins
with their ancestral lines. Ronald Eustice in Savage, Minnesota.
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