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Wadkin, Wadkins, Walkins, Watkin, Watkins


In 2001, Troy Watkins was searching for his family's ancestral line. He learned that at FTDNA, he could start a project group and have others who shared the surname "Watkins" provide a DNA sample and compare the results to his and his cousin Pruett Watkins results. If the marker results matched for two or more members, then those that matched were, in fact, cousins, and have a common ancestor. Troy then became the first administrator of the Watkins project. Upon Troy's death, Linda Watkins, Pruett's daughter, took over the project.


New members who had yDNA that did not match Linda's branch were grouped into individual lines where they did have a match. Members of a subgroup line are able to exchange communications and family history data in their search for the common ancestor.


General Fund

Current balance: $479.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $99.00 2/4/2016     428091 Unknown
Credit $99.00 2/1/2016 William B. Watkins upgrade for #428091 by #414812   Individual
Debit $129.00 7/7/2014       Unknown
Credit $65.00 7/7/2014 Scott Watkins upgrade for #198895   Individual
Credit $65.00 7/7/2014 Howard Watkins In Honor of Scott Watkins' work   Honor
Debit $213.00 6/30/2013     296079 Unknown
Credit $150.00 6/25/2013 Billy Ray Watkins Use at discretion of Admin   Individual
Credit $150.00 6/25/2013 Howard K. Watkins In honor of my Watkins cousins, Lee Preston and Lois Grizzard   Honor
Credit $300.00 6/15/2013 Scott Watkins     Individual
Debit $69.00 6/14/2013     121550 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 49
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 31
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 84
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 6
Maternal Ancestor Information 115
mtDNA 62
mtDNA Full Sequence 34
mtDNA Plus 54
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 188
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 25
Total Members 257
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 35
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 18
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 6
Y-DNA Subgroups 28
Y-DNA111 36
Y-DNA12 180
Y-DNA25 177
Y-DNA37 168
Y-DNA67 102