Our surnames of interest are Sanders or Saunders (and variant surnames). This project aims to connect individuals interested in exploring their family history and promote the use of genetic testing to assist genealogical research. All members are encouraged to join in discussions, compare DNA results and share trees relating to the Sanders/Saunders family names.


Membership to this DNA group is open to the following individuals:

  • • Men with surnames of Sanders or Saunders (or variant surnames) who either have participated in DNA testing or are considering a Y-DNA test in the pursuit of their genealogical research. The Y-chromosone is unique to males and can be used to identify one's direct paternal line.
  • • Women who have a male Sanders or Saunders relative (father, brother, cousin, etc.) who has either participated in a Y-DNA test or is willing to participate in Y-DNA testing.


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PRIVACY STATEMENT: Although this Ancestry group works closely with its FTDNA counterpart group towards a single Sanders/Saunders Y-DNA Project, in no way would any results, personal information or contact details ever be exchanged between the two groups (except where express permission is given or a member chooses to make their data available themselves). Both groups are totally separate entities working towards the same goal.