Porter DNA Project- Background



Poerter, Porteous, Porter, Porterfield


While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!

General Fund

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 24
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 30
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 10
Family Finder 34
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 74
mtDNA 37
mtDNA Full Sequence 17
mtDNA Plus 27
mtDNA Subgroups 10
Paternal Ancestor Information 106
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 27
Total Members 130
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 15
Y-DNA111 19
Y-DNA12 112
Y-DNA25 98
Y-DNA37 94
Y-DNA67 52