I had posted a message last month to initiate a Briggs DNA project & it turns out there is one already underway! This project can be joined for less expense than I previously thought.
This is a Y-DNA Test so only Briggs surname males are needed (i.e. you are Briggs, your father is Briggs, etc.). It can be joined with the 12 marker test for only $99.00, and if there is a match, you can updgrade later to more complete test. The website for the test underway is http://www.small-stuff.com/BRIDGES/
You can sign up from this website & see the test results there too.
There are many Bridges who have already contributed to this project. When you look at the test results, those that are the same color indicate there is a match. Your results can then be posted by you on an international site ysearch.org to see if a match can be made from surnames submitted from all over the world.
The administrator for the test is Julia Wood. Her email is JULIAFWOOD@...
. She will answer any questions you may have about this project.
We have joined and I am aware of two other male Briggs's who have also joined. Let's try to get as many male Briggs's involved as possible to try and solve the problem of our origins, which will in the end save a hugh amount of our own time and money ! The more people with different lines who join, the closer we will be to figuring this out. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either me or Julia. Thanks again! Louise Briggs, coastkid917@...