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Join the Pritchard - Pritchett - Prickett DNA Project

How to Join the Pritchard / Pritchett DNA Project

This page is only for information if you have not yDNA tested yet. 

If you have not yDNA tested, then it is strongly recommended that you do so. The recommended company for testing is FTDNA. They have the largest and oldest database and your chances of finding a genetic cousin are greater.

Surnames in this Project: Our project is open to any male of any of the listed surnames or to any man believing that he is descended from one of the listed surnames:

Pritchard, Pritchett, Prichard, Prichart, Prichett, Prickett and Pritchart. 

Participants are sought from all parts of the world. If you don't see your surname variant spelling, please ask, it can be added to the list.                                                 

Who can test?

The tested individual must be a male in order to check his paternal line (father's father's ... father's and so on line). yDNA is passed only from a father to son and from any of his sons to their sons and so on. Females interested in this project should look for a father, brother or male cousin that bears one of the surnames above that is listed for this project.

Females can also order a test for themselves, which will be the mtDNA or mtDNAPlus, but the results of their test do not tie to the Surname Project generally speaking. An mtDNA test will only yeild results of a female's mother's mother ... and so on back in a straight line. This type of test generally is used to disprove relationships, but can be used to prove them. It is very difficult to use mtDNA in conjunction with genealogy.

Click here to place an order for a DNA test at Family Tree DNA

What are the specifics if I am testing my yDNA?

  • The test will be conducted by Family Tree DNA, of Houston TX, the World's leading testing company for Surname DNA Projects.  All tests include an estimate of the "Haplogroup" (an indication of deep ancestry).

  • Marker comparison chart of the yDNA markers tested by different companies. 

  • We personally recommend the largest number of markers that you can afford.   Most serious researchers will eventually upgrade to 37 markers - if they don't start there.  These are the costs of a yDNA test when you join a project such as this one.  
    • 67 marker test $239
    • 37 marker test $149 (Recommend test for use with genealogy research)
    • 25 marker test is $124
    • 12 marker screening test is $99 
    • Add $2 for US postage and $4 for international postage

  • The test is a simple cheek swab.  The kit will arrive and leave your house by mail.  You simply rub the inside of your cheek a number of times with a special scraper, put the kit back into the envelope, and put it in the mail.
  • If you wish to participate, you may place an order for a DNA test and submit your Paternal Lineage(not required, but encouraged, see (Why You Should Post Your Paternal Line).


 Click here to go to the WFN Forum and submit your Paternal Line Information. 
(It will be moved to the Patriarch Page by the administrator)

  • If you don't wish to register on this web site, but still desire to submit your Paternal Line, you may email that information to the project's administrator who will then post it for you.


What do I do if I have questions? 

  1. Please read Getting Yourself Tested at World Families Network.
  2. Please read the Freq Asked Questions at World Families Network.   
  3. If you still have questions, contact one of the Project Administrators listed below.


Group admins

Project Administrators