Pitts_DNA_Project_FTDNA - Goals

Surnames Pitts, Pitt, Pits, Pittes, and Pytts.


The Pitts DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today! Join Today!


Our project is growing, and we expect to have many exciting discoveries.


Participating provides an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your family history research. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surname.


The Pitts DNA Project is working with the Pitts one-name study, which is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies, London England. The surnames Pitts with variants Pitt, Pits, Pittes, and Pyttes are being researched as a one-name study, which is a study of all occurrences of a surname. You can learn more about this important research and the associated family trees by contacting the one-name study. The one-name study may hold information to assist you with your family history research.


Pitts at one-name.org


The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be a male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a male Pitts or variant surname in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you can find a direct line (Pitts) male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree or take the Family Finder test yourself.


We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to at least order the 37 marker test. The 67 marker of 111 tests are the best. If you order fewer markers, either 12 or 25, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more and the 12 marker test isn't enough to establish a relationship (but it can prove that there isn't a relationship).


Both males and females can learn about both their male and female lines. This is best done with the new Family Finder test. This is an autosomal test involving 22 of the chromosomes and will provide matches back to 5th cousins. Family Finder Information


Both males and females can learn about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. You would order a mtDNA test. However, if you have a common mtDNA haplogroup the mtDNA or mtDNAplus tests may still give you hundreds of matches and most will be thousands of years in the past. For a more precise test and one which gives fewer matches order the mtFullSequence test. This mtFullSequence test can give recent matches or matches thousands of years ago, so be sure that you need this test before ordering it. For most people the Family Finder test is a much better choice as it always gives you results no further back than 5th cousin. 


None of these test results contain personal information and you will match or be a close match to those to whom you are related. This is an opportunity to learn more about your origins and ancestry.


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