James Y-DNA Project

  • 280 members

About us

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SITE HAS A MENU ON THE SIDE. BE SURE AND USE THE  MENU TO SEE THE ENTIRE SITE.
For example, you may see all of the family lines by clicking on "About  Us" and then click on "Results" in the menu that appears.


While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations, which in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!


Participants must have results from a yDNA test and a signed the (Electronic) FTDNA Release form.



PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PROJECT ADMINISTRATORS ARE VOLUNTEERS AND DO NOT WORK FOR FAMILY TREE DNA.