Patterson DNA Project - Goals

Working individually, Patterson family researchers have produced many excellent studies of different family groups, but connecting these groups has sometimes seemed impossible, especially where the paper trails are thin or non-existent. Because the Y-Chromosome is passed from father to son with almost no change for generation after generation, DNA analysis of the Y-Chromosome allows genealogy researchers to establish (or disprove) a paternal link between individuals with a common surname. By identifying where these paternal links exist, we can begin to tie our isolated family trees together and produce a much clearer picture of how families with the Patterson surname are related to each other. With strong participation in the project, we will be able to quickly establish definitive family trees. Please see one of the Patterson researchers web page at: This persons research is very in-depth and informative, backed with his personal research that has not been copied from others.