DNA Project

The DNA Project was set up after the 2008 AGM using Family Tree DNA as the testing company.

yDNA, which is only passed from father to son, is of particular interest to family historians tracing their male ancestors. It can be helpful in linking known lines and may also provide pointers to further research where documentary evidence has failed. To date many members of the FHS or their close male relatives and also some members of the general public have been tested and some intriguing results obtained.

The Project website has details of how to join and order test kits which currently cost US$149 for the recommended 37 marker yDNA test. The relevant web pages are;
- Web page for ordering the yDNA test. Testing on more markers will produce more relevant results. We therefore suggest that you order the test on 37, 67, or 111 markers.
- Web page on the Worthington yDNA Project.
- Web page showing patrilineal descents from the Worthington yDNA Project.
- Sydney Worthington can get the test kits, so long as they are for a male Worthington, for £80 which is cheaper than buying them from FTDNA - this is through The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS).

Note: You do not have to join the Society in order to participate in the DNA Project.

Membership Benefits

Registers and summaries, 17th Century Project, back issues of publications, Pedigree Charts.

How to Join

For information to join the Worthington Family History Society.

DNA Project

The results can prove family ties within genealogical time up to 1000 years.

Books for Sale

The Worthington Families of Medieval England

The Worthingtons of Failsworth and their Descendants

Coopers & Customs Cutters, Worthingtons of Dover and Related Families, 1560-1906