Project created Sept 2004.
Please post your Most Distance Ancestors, Surnames and GEDCOM on the Doty Doughty Family DNA Project.
Lessons in Genetic Genealogy
Testing the Y chromosome (Y-DNA) - The Paternal DNA, passed down from father to son, which is only found in males, and is useful in verifying common Ancestry.
Testing the mtDNA - The Maternal DNA test is available for both males and females, to uncover information about your mother, and her female ancestors. This will only provide a direct DNA link on the maternal line. (Mother, Daughter).
Family Finders - test traces all of your ancestral lines. It uses your autosomal DNA to identify confidently relationships for five generations. This is different from our mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) tests. They trace clearly and exclusively the direct maternal or paternal lines.
http://www.isogg.org/tree/index.html (All Haplogroups)
Here are some of the R1 group.