This project is open to any male with the surname of STINNETT, STINET, STINNETTE, STENNETT, STENNETTE or any reasonable variant spelling. ATTENTION:All participants of the National Geographic Genographic DNA Project who are descended on a direct paternal or maternal line from STINNETT, STINET, STINNETTE, STENNETT or any variant are welcome to join the STINNETT GENEALOGY DNA Project! Using the markers from the male Y chromosome, which pass virtually unchanged from father to son, several things can be determined. It is possible, for instance, to determine which lines of STINNETT's in the United States are related and possibly even link back to related lines in Europe. Additionally it may be possible to learn which Haplogroup or Haplotype your markers place you in and what part of the world your paternal Y and/or maternal mtDNA ancestor originated. The area may or may not be very specific. But it is very interesting! Family Tree DNA of Houston, TX was chosen for their excellent reputation: If you would like to join this study, please contact Lezlie Markey or Janet Crain, if you are a male and your surname is STINNETT, STINET, STINNETTEor a variant. Or you are a female descended from a female born a STINNETT. You may also click on Join This Group on the left at the top. Or go here. When this type of testing first became available to Genealogists, it was felt that a 12 marker test was a good place to begin a study of this sort. It was then believed, an exact match of all 12 markers from any two tested individuals would indicate that it was highly likely that they descend from a common ancestor in a genealogically useful timeframe. This could provide valuable information to family researchers trying to determine whether different STINNETT lines are related. We now know that the common ancestor could be many generations back. Hundreds of years, in fact. So if you want to learn just how recently your ancestor fits in, you may want to start with the 25 or 37 marker test, also discounted for test participants and at an additional savings for the 25 marker test if ordered initially. However if you want to start with the 12 marker test, it is simple to upgrade to the 25 marker test later if the results indicate it would be an added benefit. Since FamilyTreeDNA retains a DNA sample for each participant for 25 years at no extra charge, it will not be necessary to submit another sample, if you have been previously tested by them. New types of tests are becoming available and you may want to have one of the newer tests run on your sample. Knowing this will be possible in the future is an added benefit to members of a project using Family Tree DNA of Houston, TX. The collection process is very easy, fast and painless. You can view pictures here. Click here