Wright Surname Y-DNA

Y-DNA, autosomal DNA, mtDNA - all Wright descendants welcome!
  • 1130 members

About us


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

Our objective is to use Y chromosome test samples to construct family groups and define lineages. These will be enhanced with traditional genealogical family trees and autosomal DNA test results provided by our members. We hope to match individuals and families 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, Wright genealogy, and general DNA questions https://www.facebook.com/groups/WrightSurnameFTDNA/   (3) a Wright pedigree page http://wright-ftdna.appspot.com/#/pedigrees    

We no longer monitor all the www.Wright-DNA.org webpages.

[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 would like your explicit permission to add your pedigree 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. Also, please send us a URL to any online public family trees you maintain.

If you are unhappy with anything we've posted, please 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). You can transfer DNA test results from other companies to FTDNA, thereby keeping all your test results in one place. In addition, everyone should consider uploading his or her autosomal test results to GEDmatch - a free service for comparing results among test takers from different companies.


On your log in home page, left-hand side under your Profile: Click on the orange link “Manage Personal Information”

1) Fill in your PATERNAL Line Ancestry

- Step 1: Select the top tab “Genealogy”

- Step 2: Choose "Most Distant Ancestors" and enter your ancestor information.

- Step 3: Remember to click “Save”

2) Optimize your PRIVACY

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

- Step 2: Make sure you check the box “Consent to Participate in Matching”

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

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

3) Optimize your PROJECT settings

- Step 1: Select the tab “Project Preferences”

- Step 2: Assuming you joined the WRIGHT SURNAME Project, you will see the project name and a list of our administrators. Click on the yellow button “EDIT

- Step 3: On the subsequent pop up screen, you are given a choice about administrators access to your account. We recommend the selection “Grant Limited Access” to all administrators. It is possible to select different levels of access for each of the administrators however. For complete information about the 3 possible choices see: https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/project-administration/group-administrator-access-levels-and-permissions/

- 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. If you don’t have designated person, you can grant authorization to an FTDNA project administrator, provided you contact us.


Contact us for further details.


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.