Project Home Page
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.
Order a test to join The Prater DNA Project. https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=prater
Already tested at FTDNA? Join the Project at http://www.worldfamilies.net/join#already
Were you yDNA-tested at another company? Transfer your results to join this project. http://www.familytreedna.com/landing/ydna-transfer.aspx
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) http://www.facebook.com/PratherPraterGenealogy
Our Family History by Preston Wade Prater http://www.wadeprater.com/tng/index.php
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) http://PratherGenealogy.com
Using your Project's Website http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectsite
What if you die? http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectsite
Logging in http://www.worldfamilies.net/mostfaq#log
Make this a Favorite http://www.worldfamilies.net/projectsite#favorite
8 Things You Must Do If You're yDNA Testing http://www.worldfamilies.net/qsstart
DNA the Smart Way http://www.worldfamilies.net/smart
DNA Genealogy 101 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/06/dna-testing-for-genealogy-101/
What is a Haplogoup? http://dna-explained.com/2013/01/24/what-is-a-haplogroup
Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree http://www.isogg.org/tree/index.html
ISOGG Wiki Genetic Encyclopedia http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Wiki_Welcome_Page
Identical by State http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Identical_By_State
Prater Mailing List on Roostweb http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/surname/p/prater.html
Prater Mailing List Archives http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index?list=prater
Prater Message Board on Ancestry http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.prater/mb.ashx
Search Prater on Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=prater
Answers to many of your questions: http://www.worldfamilies.net/faq
Another view of our DNA https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Prater/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
Donate to The Prater DNA Project https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Prater/