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Wright Surname Y-DNA

Y-DNA, autosomal DNA, mtDNA - all Wright descendants welcome!
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About us

FTDNA BACKGROUND PAGE (Updated Aug. 23, 2018)


We are the Official Worldwide Wright DNA Project for ALL WRIGHTS including surname variations.


Our objective is to use Y chromosome test samples to construct family groups and define lineages. These clusters are further refined using autosomal DNA test results and family trees provided by our members. We hope to match individuals who share common Wright ancestors and break through researchers’ brick walls.


We host three separate initiatives: (1) the FTDNA Wright Surname Project, (2) a Facebook group forum to discuss FTDNA results and Wright genealogy at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WrightSurnameFTDNA/   (3) a Wright pedigree page at  http://wright-ftdna.appspot.com/#/pedigrees    



[1] We recommend MALE WRIGHTS take FTDNA's Y-DNA 37 test or greater. We can help you decide. Higher levels of testing are valuable in delineating lineages within common haplogroups (such as R-M269) and large families. If you're surname isn't Wright, but suspect you might be one, take the Y-DNA 37 test. If you have maternal Wright ancestors, try to locate a male Wright relative, and ask that person to do a Y-DNA test! The same recommendation holds for female Wrights.


[2] We kindly request that Wright Project Members submit your direct line PEDIGREE to your most distant verified Wright ancestor. Email us with your pedigree to ftdna.wright@gmail.com


Most Distant Wright Ancestor b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #1 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #2 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #3 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

As far down your family tree as you feel comfortable sharing.


We ask your explicit permission to add this to our webpage http://wright-ftdna.appspot.com/#/pedigrees. Pedigrees are sorted by Wright Family Groupings and only searchable by FTDNA kit number. We won’t add your pedigree unless you agree when you send us your ancestry. Please include a URL to any online public family trees you maintain.


If you are unhappy with anything we've posted, let us know so we can make changes or updates. It isn’t our intent to violate anyone’s privacy.


[3] We wholeheartedly encourage ALL WRIGHT descendants, male and female, to take autosomal DNA tests (such as FTDNA’s Family Finder). In addition, everyone should upload his or her autosomal test results to GEDmatch - a free service for comparing results among test takers from different companies.


[4] RECOMMENDED SETTINGS for your FTDNA Profile.

Look for the Account Settings gear icon under your name and kit number:


1) Fill in your PATERNAL Line Ancestry

- Step 1: Select the top tab “Genealogy”

- Step 2: Enter your verifiable, earliest known Wright ancestor in the space provided for Paternal ancestry

- Step 3: Remember to click “Save”


2) Optimize your PRIVACY

- Step 1: Select the top tab “Privacy & Sharing”

- Step 2: Check the box “Consent to Participate in Matching”

- Step 3: Set “Family Tree Sharing” to “My Matches”

- Step 4: Make sure you check the box “Opt In To Sharing” under “Project Sharing”


3) Optimize your PROJECT settings

- Step 1: Select the tab “Project Preferences”

- Step 2: You will see the WRIGHT project name and a list of our administrators. Click on the yellow button “EDIT”

- Step 3: On the pop up screen, you are given a choice about the level of administrator access to your account. We recommend the selection “Limited” for all administrators. It is possible to select different levels of access for each of the administrators however. 

- Step 4: Don’t forget to click the green “Accept” button.


4) Please name a backup BENEFICIARY of your DNA test results!!!  

- Step 1: Select the tab “Account Information”, then choose “Beneficiary”

- Step 2: Fill in the form


OUR PROJECT IS HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR DONATIONS.

Contact us for further details.

https://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=Wright



IMPORTANT LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Our project, its members, and administrators have no expertise in genetic studies and have not independently verified the claims of Family Tree DNA, so do not take responsibility for any results or disclosures of private information that may arise as a result of participation in this project. Participation is welcome, but strictly voluntary and each participant should satisfy himself as to issues of reliability and confidentiality, as neither this group (Wright Y-DNA) nor the administrators of this project are making any representations or assurances.