Bondurant Y-DNA Project

Looking for Male Bondurants!
  • 68 members

About us

Thanks to all of you who have participated in the project thus far! We need more participants, not just Bondurant men, in order to build a more definitive database to prove family connections and (hopefully) to establish kinship between documented lineages and those who have not been able connect to Jean Pierre Bondurant, our immigrant ancestor. We are now adding Family Finder (autosomal) tests to this project to even further sort out our kinship!


THE GOALS OF THIS PROJECT are to:
  • To identify the various branches of the Bondurant family surname and its variant spellings to determine a connection, if possible.
  • To establish degree of relationship between members of the Project.
  • To identify the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) among members of the Project.
  • To establish relationship to oldest known ancestor between members of the Project.
  • To locate and test members of as many branches of the Bondurant (and variations) Family as possible.
  • To solicit modest donations from interested parties to assist those who might not be able to afford a deeper test, especially for  Y-DNA.


Documentation: We also would appreciate copies (or PDF files) of any documentation (Bible records, wills, estate papers, obituaries, etc.) that you have used to establish your connections to JPB, to be added to the BFA database that is being maintained by the long-time BFA newsletter editor, Mary Bondurant Warren, and her daughters, Amy Warren Sanders, the BFA treasurer, and Eve B. Mayes, BFA newsletter editor. This information will help to supplement the DNA results to build ties to other families. 

Already have a Y-DNA test? We have learned a lot about what the Y-DNA tests can and cannot do over the past 10 years! If you had a basic Y-DNA test done by FamilyTree DNA, you may order more definitive testing using your original sample. Please share your results and the source of your test with the project administrators.

Documentation: We also would appreciate copies (or PDF files) of any documentation (Bible records, wills, estate papers, obituaries, etc.) that you have used to establish your connections to JPB, to be added to the Bondurant Family Association genealogical database.  This will supplement the DNA results to build ties to other families.

Posting your autosomal results from another DNA company on FamilyTree DNA: 

If you or a family member have previously tested your autosomal DNA at 23andMe©, AncestryDNA™, or MyHeritage™, you can transfer your results to Family Tree DNA by uploading your raw data file. After transferring your file, your autosomal data is uploaded to the FTDNA database, one of the world’s largest genetic genealogy databases. 

After transferring your results, for free, you will receive a list of your autosomal matches from our database and have access to our Family Finder - Matrix. The Matrix feature allows you to select and compare the autosomal DNA relationship between up to ten of your matches at one time.

Note: Family Finder is the name of our autosomal DNA test.

After transferring, you can unlock all Family Finder features, which include the Chromosome Browser, myOrigins, and ancientOrigins for only $19.

Protecting your privacy: Most DNA testing agencies are very careful with your DNA results and require a signed release form for your results to be shared in their database. You can authorize them to allow other people who match your results to contact you, or remain anonymous – your choice! For your own protection, we suggest setting up a separate free email account with Yahoo.com, Google.com (gmail.com) or other web host and using that email address for your DNA genealogy correspondence, instead of your personal email account.

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!