Burnett Y-DNA Project

Burnett Y-DNA and Autosomal DNA Project
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Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
Admin
September 6 @ 2:58pm
Hi Everyone - just wanted to suggest that you all consider designating a Beneficiary to your DNA accounts. We have several kits in the project whose kit managers have sadly passed away. If you designate a beneficiary, it makes it much easier for your descendants to manage your account if you are unable to manage it yourself. The DNA we leave behind will provide benefits for generations to come... if we make sure it is available for them. With laws around DNA changing rapidly, we cannot be certain that our DNA will still be available to others once we're gone. To add a beneficiary, click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Account Settings". Under "Account Information", you'll see "Beneficiary Information" in the center of the screen. All you need to provide is a name, email address and phone number of the person you would like to manage your account.
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
Admin
August 10 @ 6:49pm
If you are joining with an autosomal/Family Finder kit and would like to see if you match others in th Burnett project, logon to your kit, click "myDNA", "Family Finder", "Advanced Matches". This will take you to the Advanced Matches screen. In about the center of the screen, you will see "Show Matches For" with a dropdown box beside it. click the arrow on the dropdown and select Burnett Y-Chromosome. This will show you your matches that are in the Burnett Project.
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
Admin
August 10 @ 6:48pm
Also, want to post these instructions on how to see your Family Finder matches in the Burnett Project. Many of you know that we have been doing some analysis of Family Finder matches to fill in holes in trees with some success. I am finding that we've been very successful when we have had 2 or more members in a study that are the Great-Grandchildren or 2nd GG's of the ancestor being analyzed. When you get back to 3rd Great, you need a lot more kits and it gets much harder. So, planning for the future, if you have a parent, aunt, uncle, etc. in your family test them now so that the results are there when you need them. Some of us waited and now it's too late. Here are the instructions (sorry for the digression)
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
Admin
August 10 @ 6:45pm
All - I wanted to let you know that there is a sale going on right now - most products and upgrades are $10-$20 off.
John  STANLEY John STANLEY
March 18 @ 10:22am
Hi all!! I have uploaded autosomal dna, I am not sure how to see if anyone from project matches or if I can tell by autosomal since I am a female. (My cousin Rickie Burnett has tested and we are awaiting his results). I descend from the Hanover, VA Burnetts. The most recent ancestor I can trace is David Burnett who married Sarah Sally Hill and begot Matthew Hill Burnett born in 1808.
Lance Burnett
April 18 @ 8:27am
Karen - I can run the report which shows you the matches you have in the project. Email me the kit # that you want checked and I'll send you the report. I think you may be able to do it yourself also.
John STANLEY
April 18 @ 12:42pm
Kit # for Rickie Burnett is, MK67273. My dad's Kit # is, B625021. Thank you!!
Jennifer Schlumbohm
July 19 @ 9:35am
I'm not sure how to run a report either... my mother is a Burnett from Ohio. I uploaded autosomal dna
Terry Barwin
August 10 @ 6:45pm
John - i will email you separately but wanted to post some info here for all. If you are joining with an autosomal/Family Finder kit and would like to see if you match others in th Burnett project, logon to your kit, click "myDNA", "Family Finder", "Advanced Matches". This will take you to the Advanced Matches screen. In about the center of the screen, you will see "Show Matches For" with a dropdown box beside it. click the arrow on the dropdown and select Burnett Y-Chromosome. This will show you your matches that are in the Burnett Project.
Jennifer Schlumbohm Jennifer Schlumbohm has a question!
July 20 @ 10:58am
How can I use my autosomal DNA to see if I'm a match to any other BUrnetts? My line comes from Middlesex, Conneticut and settles in Wyandot Co. Ohio, but I cant trace them past Middlesex. Hoping DNA can connect me with someone with more info on my mother's family. Thanks :)
Ricky Burnett
July 23 @ 2:54pm
Hi Jennifer, I'm new to the project so I'm probably not well qualified to answer your question but I uploaded my autosomal test from ancestry as well and here are my recommendations: 1) email Terry Barwin and ask her to look at your matches and 2) filter your matches with Burnet in the filter box and then review the matches. Expand the male matches and see if they have taken a Y-DNA test and have a haplogroup identified. If a male match has a haplogroup given then go to the project DNA colorized chart and see if that haplogroup number is identified on the chart; use your browser find function so you don't have to check every line of the chart manually. Maybe someone else will offer an easier method for you to use? OBTW I checked my matches and you were not on my list.
Darrell Luckey
July 25 @ 10:26pm
The ideal way to trace line is with a Y DNA test sounds like you have male testers available. From what I gather there are 10 different Burnett or Burnette lines they are currently trying to determine their Origins.
Terry Barwin
August 10 @ 6:31pm
Jenn - thanks for emailing me and look forward to your YDNA results. Intrigued to see who you match! I apologize I did not see this for a while.
Abram Burnett Abram Burnett
January 25 @ 2:07pm
A HORSE NAMED "MORGAN TURNER" by Abram Burnett,  Kit # B573194 I am posting this in hopes that it may ring some kind of "connectivity bell" somewhere in the Kingdom of the Burnetts. My line is that of the Colonial Virginia Burnetts, and my family was in Patrick County, Va, around 1800.  My Great Grandfather was John Adam ("Squire") Burnett 1836-1892.  His father was Jeremiah "Sweeper" Burnett 1790-1869 + Mary Elizbabeth Thomas.  His father was William Burnett, 1766-1859 + Elizabeth Henderson.  His father was Jeremiah Burnett 1735-1816 + Elizabeth Claybrook.  And so forth. The last two children of John Adam "Squire" Burnett (1836-1892) were my aunts, Nancy Maude 1883-1977 and Hallie Ada 1888-1979. I knew them both and talked with them several times about their parents, Squire and Mary Elizabeth.  Here is a story that both Hallie and Maude told me concerning the death of their father, the Squire.  Squire died in May 1892, so this story probably developed in the Winter months prior to that May. Squire knew he had "cousins" in Kentucky, but did not know them.  He received a letter asking him to come to Kentucky to "settle some business" pertaining to land in which he had an interest by virtue of the death of a relative. (I could get no further details on this...  Hallie and Maude did not know.  The land was said to have been "on Burnett's Creek,"  Kentucky (which creek I have never been able to locate.) Squire made the trip on horse-back, met his relatives whom he did not know, and became fast friends with one of his relatives named Morgan Turner.  Morgan Turner gave the Squire a horse.  (What happened to the horse Squire rode going out...?)  The Squire named the horse Morgan Turner, in honor of his relative, and set out for home in Virginia. Somewhere on his journey, the Squire was caught in a snowbank, suffered exposure, and "became sick" (pneumonia?)  Someone along the way found him, took him in, and tried to nourish him back to health.  That party, whomever it was, even drove him back to Patrick County in the back of a wagon, after the Winter weather had abated. Hallie and Maude both told me they saw the wagon pull into the front yard at their home, and they saw the Squire raise up and weakly wave to his children.  He never recovered from his sickness and died shortly thereafter.  (The terms "several weeks" and "perhaps a month" were used to describe how long he lived.)  The family kept the horse and continued calling it Morgan Turner. End of story.  Well, perhaps not... My second roommate at college (now more than 50 years ago) was a young fellow named Horace Turner.  I learned that he was from southeastern Kentucky and told him the story of the Squire going out to Kentucky and meeting his relative named Morgan Turner.  When I had finished the story, Horace said to me, "Very interesting.  My father's name was Morgan Turner, and he was from that part of Kentucky."  When I asked for more details, Horace told me he knew nothing about his father except for his name, as his father had died shortly after his birth. Perhaps this tidbit of information will be of use to someone scrounging through the dustbin of history... -- adb
Abram Burnett
January 30 @ 9:54am
Perhaps I should have added that my Great Grandfather was called "Squire" because he was the Justice of the Peace for the Smith River District of Patrick County, Va. He was also a land surveyor, a farmer, and for a while had taught school. My oldest son is an attorney and in the family we call him "Squire" in honor of his Great-Great-Grandfather.
Betty Lou Burnett Mooring
April 21 @ 7:11am
I visited the home place of my 3rd great grandfather, Cornelius Burnett Sr. (born 1768 in Hanover Co. VA and died 1833 in Trigg County, KY in the Roaring Springs/Cadiz area. He had a paper manufacturing company on the creek behind the home. Since there are no Morgan Turners in the family this may not help, but maybe the area of KY would give you a lead.
Terry Barwin Terry Barwin
Admin
April 18 @ 8:37am
FTDNA Sale Began Yesterday - New kit pricing is $49 for Family Finder, $99 for Y-37. Upgrades Y-37-Y-67 is $69. Y-67 to Big Y $259... most of the upgrades are between $10-$20 discounted vs. the regular price. To see all the pricing, go to this link https://mailchi.mp/familytreedna/gap-announcement-dna-day-sale-2020?e=41e8828253
Lance Burnett Lance Burnett
April 18 @ 8:32am
FTDNA Sale Began Yesterday - New kit pricing is $49 for Family Finder, $99 for Y-37. Upgrades Y-37-Y-67 is $69. Y-67 to Big Y $259... most of the upgrades are between $10-$20 discounted vs. the regular price. To see all the pricing, go to this link https://mailchi.mp/familytreedna/gap-announcement-dna-day-sale-2020?e=41e8828253
Lance Burnett Lance Burnett
April 18 @ 8:28am
FTDNA sale began yesterday:
John  Walker John Walker has a question!
February 6 @ 6:15pm
Why is Susan Kromer Hunt no longer a Co-Administrator of this group? She has been extremely helpful to me in understanding my testers' results and in my Burnett family research. Don Quigley Safety Harbor, FL
William Burnette
February 10 @ 11:19am
If you are you a member of this group, there is some discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/208317149732720/. You could message her via FB for her side of the reason.