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Lost Colony of Roanoke DNA project
An article was in the Family Tree Magazine about the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research. They are doing DNA studies and hoping to identify descendants of the Roanoke colonists. The webpage address is www.lost-colony.com . They are looking for folks who feel they are descended from the lost colonists or whose name appears on their "surnames of interest" list. They are also looking for people whose families trace their origins to eastern NC.
Here is the URL for the surnames list. http://www.lost-colony.com/DNAproject.html
According to the article there are various theories as to what happened to the lost colonist. Some say the Spanish explorers destroyed the settlement and tried to return to England. Another theory is that they assimilated into nearby American Indian groups.