Finney DNA Project- Background





Welcome to the Finney DNA Project! Anyone with the surname of Finney or a variation of the name; Phinney, Finny, Finnie, is encouraged to join the Finney Project.

The Finney DNA Project began in September 2006 and was originally administered by  In October 2010 Billy Ray Watkins and Gerald Finney became co administrators of the project and in December 2010 Billy Ray and Gerald are now administrating the Finney DNA Project hosted by Family Tree DNA.  The Finney administrators would like to thank Terry Barton at for all of his assistance with the project.


 Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

Ø      The participant's genetic DNA

Ø      The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup)

Ø      Sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong if you share a genetic ancestry

Ø      Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information

Ø      A wider sense of identity and relationship.

Ø      Compare genetic ancestry with those of your Surname and the spelling variations

Ø      Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname

Ø      Understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been los  

Do you know where your Finney family originated?  Your Finney Y-DNA was handed down to you from your father, and the MT-DNA was handed down to you from your mother because DNA rarely changes and stretches thousands of years into our family tree. By being tested, you will know what their DNA was. Come join us!

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $58.00 7/14/2013     231205 Unknown
Credit $58.00 7/14/2013 Gerald Finney For Matt Finney FF Test   Unknown
Debit $41.00 7/14/2013     231205 Unknown
Debit $200.00 11/3/2012     202854 Unknown
Credit $200.00 10/29/2012 JGF Steve Finney upgrade   Individual
Debit $153.00 9/25/2012     231559 Unknown
Debit $155.00 9/19/2012     256013 Unknown
Credit $100.00 9/12/2012 JGF For Nickson Finney   Individual
Debit $343.00 8/3/2012     252086 Unknown
Credit $339.00 8/2/2012 James G. Finney for Lorin B. Finney   Individual
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