I am pleased to report that the DNA project is now up and running with Family Tree DNA. As group administrator I have the facility to compile a profile page and a simple web page, both of which are now online and can be accessed from here.
My father has agreed to take the test so I will be ordering a kit on his behalf. Jim Crews in Georgia is being tested separately for the Wiregrass Families DNA group in south-east Georgia, USA, and has agreed to share his results with me. He is very excited about the prospect and is hoping to find some evidence of native American ancestry. Now it is just a question of recruiting further participants and waiting for the results to arrive.