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Welcome to the Prater DNA Project! 
The Prater and Prather DNA Project is open to all with this surname, of all spelling variations, from all locations.
A Surname DNA Project is a group of genealogy researchers who share a surname, or a genetic link to the surname, and who join together to use DNA testing, paper trails, and research to identify those with whom they share a common ancestor.
The aim for many participants is to identify someone who "matches" their test results, and who can help them find the paper trail that leads further back up the family tree. When the DNA information is combined with family pedigrees and other relevant information, the full power of Genetic Genealogy is utilized.  In addition, yDNA tests cost less when you order them through our surname project.
Click on the links in the black bar at the top of this page to view every page of the project's website. Of most interest initially are the project's PATRIARCH and y-RESULTS pages. 
You do not need to be registered or logged in to view any page of the project’s website, but you will need to log in to post on the forums and to use the "Make this a Favorite Project" link in the left column to create a link to the project's website each time you log in.
After transferring results, email your test to administrators Laverne, Martin, or Steve so they can input your haplogroup.
Information that will help you (pick the link): 
Prather Prater Genealogy on FaceBook (ask questions, share information, and learn the latest)
Our Family History by Preston Wade Prater
Prather Genealogy web site (since 1996: search the 120,000 person DB, read interesting family stories, learn some of the Prater Prather history and events)
Using your Project's Website
8 Things You Must Do If You're yDNA Testing
Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree
ISOGG Wiki Genetic Encyclopedia
Prater Message Board on Ancestry
Answers to many of your questions:
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