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About us

Welcome to the Washington Surname DNA Project at Family Tree DNA!

The Washington Surname DNA Project began as a means for two different Washington family lines to try and determine if they were related through YDNA testing. Since that time, other Washington families have joined the project.

To join the Washington DNA Project, click the JOIN  in the banner and on the next page, order your test kit - please select your FTDNA kit number etc, if you are already an FTDNA tester.

For more information on the Washington Surname DNA Project, contact the project administrators.

The following Surnames are currently included in this project:

Washington, Hincher

The Washington Surname DNA Project is open to all families who have a match with this surname, of all spelling variations, and from all countries throughout the world.  
(If your surname is not included please contact the Project Administrator.)   

The WASHINGTON DNA Project was started to:

  1. Help researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage. 
  2. Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
  3. Identify and confirm Lineages of ancestral families.
  4. Ultimately catalogue pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known project families.

 Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

  • The participant's Y chromosomal DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor.
  • The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
  • A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a molecular (genetic) ancestry.
  • Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information.
  • A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
  • A chance to compare your molecular (genetic) ancestry with those of your Surname ancestry and the spelling variations.
  • Your molecular matches who do not share your surname.  (This aspect is always fascinating)!
  • An administrator who can guide, combine, and advise - particularly where the records have been lost.
Here is a hint for you if you have tested FF.

Once you (or anyone) joins a project, you can go to your FTDNA Home Page and hover your mouse over the FF Drop-down menu visible in the blue tool bar. Then select  "Advanced Matches" from that menu. Check FF and select whether you want to see your matches in either the full data base, or just in the specific projects that you have joined.  (This applies to many features in your Home page - my motto is to "hover, then click".

Because it is a pain switching from one window to another, I have three browsers, so that I can get the same person’s Home page up showing different reports for the same tester all at the same time.  (This also applies to the differing matches reports).

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