Andie Harris has written to me that she has recently participated in the
"My Family DNA WINN Project" by having her *maternal* DNA tested (mtDNA).
In addition to the Winn line, she also descends from various other lines
(Gaither, Matlock, Poythress, Weddle, Melton) so she wants to make her
her participation known in case others are also having their *maternal*
DNA tested. She is willing to compare results, however she did not
specify which of these lines are the surnames of her mother; her
mother's mother; etc on back thru her *maternal* line, so I personally
do not know how valid a comparison it would be on any of the above surnames.
The mtDNA *maternal* test checks a completely different part of one's
DNA than the *paternal* Y-DNA. The results are *not* comparable.
In our Poythress-Surname Y-DNA Study, we are testing only a tiny portion
of mens' DNA that *only* men inherit from their fathers; their father's
father; etc back thru the male line.
If anyone reading this is separately doing a *maternal* mtDNA test, you
are welcome to get in touch with Andie & find out whether you & she
share any of the same maternal lines, and compare test results.
Andie's full name is Marian Alice Andrea Harris. You can reach her at