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the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

the Appleby one-name study and DNA project

Surnames covered in our DNA project:



plus any other variants


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The current banner shows Alnwick Castle, in Northumberland - a county in the far north east of England, bordering Scotland.  This region is home to a number of Appleby lines - and our DNA project has confirmed genetic connections between several of these, which also match lines in Canada, USA and Ireland.

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(Meanwhile, I suggest you switch to a PC!)

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IMPORTANT: All organisations in the UK now have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Please read the notes at the foot of this page, which explain what data I hold on our Appleby Mailing List and how it is used.


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY ... I frequently send detailed responses to enquirers only to have my email returned as the address provided is incorrect.  (Completed contact forms are forwarded to me by the website host so my ONLY way to respond is using the email address you enter below)

The European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how they affect the Appleby One-name Study:


In addition to responses to individual reqests for information by email, which are not affected by the GDPR, I use our Appleby Mail Chimp mailing list to circulate occasional Newsletters to all members (generally not more than two or three times a year).  The data held on our Mail Chimp List is as follows:

  • your NAME


  • the COUNTRY where you LIVE

  • the DATE you joined the list

  • a NOTE stating which Appleby line you belong to and whether you have taken a DNA test to represent that Appleby line.


The Mailing List does not hold any other information and will never be shared with any other organisation.


You can unsubscribe from the Appleby Mailing List at any time, simply by clicking on the unsubscribe link which appears at the foot of every mailing.