This message is from your Volunteer Group Administrator (Barbara
Poythress Neal) of our Poythress/Poytress Surname Y-DNA Group Study.
It's written in response to Maynard's wish for more info after reading
the Wall St Journal article that he alerted us to last week.
I am aware of 2 databases where thousands of men who've had their DNA
tested have registered their DNA results:
One of those database sites is sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA: Ysearch.
You can connect to this database to search it (or to contribute your own
readings to it confidentially) about halfway down the main page of
FamilyTreeDNA, which is (www.familytreedna.com
) Just click on Ysearch
there. With this database two Poythress folks are already registered -
both shown as descendants of John Lewis Poythress (probably both
participants in our Study). One User put my name as the Contact Person.
I've asked that User to please edit my name out, since when anyone
clicks on the link to send an email to that User, the email goes to the
person who registered there, not to me. (I do plan to register my own
line's DNA readings there, and may list for that entry the "Contact
Person" name of BPN.)
While you are at Ysearch, you can get a world map of all the locations
where any particular Haplogroup is located, based on folks of that
Haplogroup who have registered with Ysearch. Kinda neat.
The other database site I've learned of, is one sponsored by DNA
This one currently has no Poythress or Poytress registered there, though
it does have various P surnames that may be of interest to some of you:
Portas; Porteous; Porteus; Porthouse; Portice; Portis; Portteus; Portus.
At this one, YBase, the format lists the DNA readings in an order
somewhat shuffled from the order we got our results in. So if you are
trying to compare readings for our participants with any of the above
names, be sure to read the directions about converting our GATA-H4
reading to the YBase TAGA-H4 reading.
Maynard, you & any of our other Study participants, are welcome to
register at either/both of those databases.
OTHER DNA INFO:
A lot of other info about DNA is available at the main FamilyTreeDNA
Just keep clicking on all the various
links from the main homesite, and from within each of the places you get
from there; you can learn a lot.
Anyone can subscribe to their approximately-monthly newsletter, Facts &
Genes. One signs up for it at:
And past issues of that newsletter cover many issues. Those can be found
online at FamilyTreeDNA.com
, or just use this link for the past issues
of Facts & Genes:
OTHER SOURCES FOR DNA INFO:
Anyone can also search the Archives of GENEALOGY-DNA-L, which is a
subscription email List hosted by RootsWeb. There are 2 ways to search
the Archives of GENEALOGY-DNA-L (just as there are 2 ways to search our
1. You can *search* the GENEALOGY-DNA-L archives for any query-word, at:
2. You can *browse* the GENEALOGY-DNA-L archives, by year & month,
looking thru the subject-lines of messages & clicking on any that look
Of course anyone can also subscribe to their RootsWeb-hosted
email-subscription list -- but I would only recommend that for those
interested in reading a LOT of messages. I tried it for a while in 2003
when there were about 1,000 emails each month. Now there are about 2,500
emails each month! Anyone interested in subscribing should send a
message just captioned "subscribe" (with no further content) to either:
GENEALOGY-DNA-D-request(a)rootsweb.com (for the digest version)