Project Funding Request Form
Use this form to request partial funding for DNA testing from the Taylor Family Genes
- You may apply for funding a test for yourself or for another person. In
the latter case, he will be the "kit donor"; you will be the "kit owner".
- The proposed testing must be within the scope of Taylor Family Genes
(TFG) Project. The proposed test subject (i.e., kit donor) must have the surname Taylor or a variant
of it or show a non-parental event (NPE) suggesting a Taylor surname
- The proposed testing must have benefit for more than one member of the
Taylor Family Genes Project, e.g., an existing matched group or promises to
lead to a new matched group.
- Priority will be given to those who have matched 12/12 with at least
one other TFG member.
- The Project will pay for a portion, but not all, of the cost for a
37-marker Y-DNA STR test. The kit donor must have Y-DNA, therefore, male.
- The testing must be for at least 37 Y-DNA STR markers. this may include
an upgrade from 12 or 25 to 37 markers.
- Under certain, limited conditions the project may pay for Y-SNP testing.
- The proposed test subject must submit documentation for a Taylor
paternal line, leading back to a paternal Taylor, born 1850 or earlier.
This tree will be published in abbreviated form on the project website.
- The proposed kit owner must agree to be a fully-participating member of Taylor Family Genes.
He or she must agree:
- to be contacted by other members of Taylor Family Genes and other FTDNA kit owners.
Failure to agree to contact is automatic grounds for denying the request.
- to respond to contacts by other members of Taylor Family Genes
- to enter full most distant (earliest known) ancestor information on his/her My FTDNA
- to upload a GEDCOM file to his/her My FTDNA pages (For help, contact project
- to submit a lineage tree for publication on the project website.
- The sample kit must be returned to FTDNA for analysis and the kit owner must consent to
release of the results to FTDNA and the project. The project will not pay until both steps are
- The deadline for funding requests is November 30 of each year.
This allows us to take advantage of end-of-year special prices. Requests
submitted after November 30, will be considered for the next year.
If these requirements seem harsh, please excuse us. We have such a limited amount of funding and many people who want it.
First, submit your funding request and receive approval.
When your funding request is approved, go online to the Taylor Family Genes project at
and click on "Join Request". On the next page, select Option B by clicking on "Purchase A Test
To Join This Project".
From the next page, select either Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67 or Y-DNA111. (We will pay
part of the sale cost of
the Y-DNA37 test.) When you get to payment methods, select "Pay by Invoice".
When the sample kit is received by FTDNA, the consent signed (It may be done electronically
on the website.) and the portion owed by you paid the project will pay the Y-DNA37 amount by transfer from its general fund.
You will be responsible for any additional costs.
We will only fund upgrades for existing and fully-participating members of the project. Other requirements
to be completed before the request will be considered:
- You must enter your most distant ancestor information (name, birth
year and place, death year and place) on your My FTDNA pages.
- You must upload a GEDCOM to your My FTDNA pages. (For help, contact
the project administrative team.)
- You must submit a Taylor family tree for publication on the project
To upgrade from 12 or 25 markers,
log onto your personal MY FTDNA pages.
Click the orange "Order an Upgrade" button on the upper right of the window.
On the next page, choose "Order a Standard Test" and select the option that
gives at least 37 markers. (We will pay part of the amount to upgrade to 37.) When
you get to payment methods, select "Pay by Invoice". The upgrade to 37
markers amount will be transferred from the general fund when the requirements
have been met.
Occasionally, a new DNA sample will be needed. If so, it must be returned to FTDNA
before payment will be made.
Alternate Procedure for British Isles Residents
Residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland are eligible for project-sponsored tests.
We fully sponsor a limited number of Y37 tests for Taylor-surnamed men attending certain
genealogical events. We do this, through ISOGG,
in order to increase our participation in the source area for the Taylor surname.
project administration for details.
Help for Data Input
The information you enter on this form will not be public. It will be
reviewed by the administrative team to help assess your funding request.
The data input field types:
Your contact information:
We will need your current e-mail address & name to process this form: