Due to interest in the setting up some type of DNA database for Capertons, and with the valuable help of Marcia Behnke, Caperton.info is working with Family Tree DNA to establish a database for Caperton family DNA results. There are a variety of tests available. The testing is available to both males and females.


Y-DNA Testing

Y-DNA testing if for males only. The Y chromosome is passed from father to son unchanged except for minor mutations for 500 generations. There are several tests available, the Caperton Project recommends at a minimum you use the Y-DNA25 test. For additional information on the different test available click on the About Test Kits link above.


This test allows men and women to trace their maternal line. It traces the direct maternal line without influence from other lines. For additional information on the different test available click on the About Test Kits link above.

Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA was chosen because as users of their software and many programs, most of us are already familiar with them and trust them. They are using the testing facilities at the University of Arizona and they have experts available to help us interpret the test results.

Family Tree DNA has been testing DNA for genealogists since 1999 at the University of Arizona. We have the opportunity to take advantage of the testing for a reduced fee for our Caperton surname project.
If you would like to participate in this project, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you an invitation link to Family Tree DNA that will get you discounted pricing.

View Caperton DNA Results

In order to view the Caperton DNA results you will need to be logged in. If you are logged in you will see two additional menu items one for Y DNA results and one for mtDNA results. If you would like to register for access to the DNA results and other areas of the site, simply click on the Register! link at the top of the home page and follow the instructions. There is no fee to register.

Special Thanks

Again, special thanks to Marcia Behnke for getting this project off the ground. In addition to Marcia Behnke, special thanks go to Larry Jordan of the Jordan Family DNA project and Janice McGough of the Gordon Surname Project.
If you would like to see additional information on this topic, check out Oxford Ancestors