THOMAS DNA Project is formed

It was 14 October 2003 when the idea of a Thomas surname DNA project first appeared on the rootsweb.com Thomas surname mailing list.  The ordering of DNA kits began shortly after that, on 25 October 2003.   By the end of the month, over 40 individuals had expressed interest, and 12 had ordered kits.  A web site supporting the project was unveiled on 3 November 2003.  The project grew slowly, with 33 test results published by August 2004, and then up to 83 by April 2006.