Calling All Male P*RR*TTS
The P*rr*tt DNA project is administered by P*rr*tt Society members Wayne Parrott and Harald Reksten. The project uses Y-DNA testing which looks at markers on the male Y chromosome to determine relationships –men within a family will share a Y chromosome with only occasional rare changes which can be used to estimate the genetic distance between individuals. Y-DNA testing is particularly useful for one-name studies –like the P*rr*tt Society.
A great deal of work has been done to connect P*rr*tt families with common ancestry in the US, however it would be really helpful if more male P*rr*tts could test, both in the US and elsewhere in the world, as this will help to determine the origins of different P*rr*tt lines and perhaps provide a link between US families and those still living in their countries of origin or who have emigrated elsewhere.
If you or a male member of your family who has a P*rr*tt surname would be interested in participating in this project, you can find further details at: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~parrott/genealogy/index.html.