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 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 30
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 10
Family Finder 33
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 73
mtDNA 36
mtDNA Full Sequence 16
mtDNA Plus 26
mtDNA Subgroups 10
Paternal Ancestor Information 105
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 27
Total Members 129
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 111
Y-DNA25 97
Y-DNA37 93
Y-DNA67 51