Kinney & Variations
McKinney & Variations
Y- DNA Surname Projects
Welcome to our Y- DNA Surname Project
This “welcome” information on this page is for participants who have joined the Kinney or McKinney Y-DNA project and have ordered their DNA test. If you have not already done so, and are interested in the project, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
This web page contains several links. Please save this web page link so you can refer back to it from time to time.
YOUR ANCESTRY INFORMATION - We will work with you directly, by email,
for the project's web site information. You have final approval of what is on
the web - names of living persons will not be included unless you request it
(some participants have web sites and want their links there). If you have not
already provided this information, see below for
HOW TO TAKE THE TEST- while you wait for your kit, review these guidelines:
AFTER you send in your kit, please review:
AFTER you receive your results read:
Also, as soon as time permits, we will add the results to our web site page and contact you by email to discuss the results..
RESULTS PAGE (for our project - you will also
have personal pages at FTDNA):
Or - shorter link - http://tinyurl.com/ryejb
Or - shorter link - http://tinyurl.com/7t6fk
When ALL results are in, be sure to upload
to YSearch and explore other Y base options:
HOT TOPICS - When something is "hot" (for example, new
tests at FTDNA) - check this link:
FAMILY TREE DNA - They have many links with more information. You
will also have personal pages there - you will need your kit number and pass
code to see them - they will send the pass code when your DNA sample is
returned. Important: If something
happens to us (your volunteer admins) and/or the web site project, you will
still have everything you need at FTDNA. And you can always write to them and
ask questions - you are their customer!
DNA DISCUSSION LISTS
You might want to start with the Newbie list sponsored by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy). Now days, the RootsWeb DNA list is a bit top heavy with ancient ancestry posts (haplogroups and SNP tests) but newcomers are welcome.
MORE DNA Links
Most of the above links (and more) are at:
OTHER RELATED WEB LINKS
RootsWeb surname discussion list.
If you are not on the discussion list for your surname variation, please join the RootsWeb list (there are other lists but this one is the best). No matter how you spell your name, K--- variations should be on the KINNEY list and McK---- variations should be on the
Repeat: If you join other lists or boards (see below for more information)
please be sure that you are also on the KINNEY list at RootsWeb or the
We look forward to working with you and hope your Y-DNA test will assist you in your genealogical research.
Georgia Kinney Bopp, Administrator of Kinney
Jody McKenney Thomson, Administrator of McKinney & Variations
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We need your direct line Kinney or
Here are links to two examples:
You can see others by going to the Results page and clicking on kit numbers.
When your results are in you can also submit a GEDCOM to FTDNA and to Ysearch.
If you are new to genealogy, let us know (and check out these TIPS). Some of our researchers may be able to help you. Some participants begin with extensive information while others only have information back to their grandparents
GEDCOM (gedcom) is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications.
If you are new to genealogy and do not know what a gedcom is, do not worry about that.
A gedcom can only be created if you are using a genealogy program. It is a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program that you do.
You do not have to use a genealogy program, and do not need a gedcom, to participant in our Y-DNA study.
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GKBopp - Revised 10 November 2007