1. Thomas Endecott's (b.1566 Chagford) siblings and their male descendants
2. yDNA matches that don't meet any of the above criteria. These are matches in the FTDNA database who are Unknowns to us as to how they're related to the Endecotts. These individuals will need additional SNP testing.
Male descendants are crucial in determining the ancestors of Gov. John Endecott. Males pass on yDNA to their son with small mutations that occur over time. These small mutations passed through numerous generations of sons enables us to determine which haplogroup and subgroup each male belongs to.
Please request to join the Family Tree DNA project. https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/endecott/activity-feed After logging in, click MyProjects then the Join button.
Males need to test their yDNA at Family Tree DNA to participate.
Please take the highest yDNA marker test you can afford. The Big Y test will give the best results.
If you can't afford one of the higher marker tests take a lower marker test.
You might be asked to test a specific SNP (marker) test at a later date.
3 tests available at FTDNA - normal pricing
FTDNA has various sales throughout the year.
If you aren't sure about which kit to purchase contact our Project Admin Michelle Hartley
YDNA is the male sex chromosome “Y”, biologically, what makes a man, a man.
YDNA can help you trace a direct male line on your family tree.
Only males can take a YDNA test. So if you’re not a man, but you want to use YDNA to explore a specific part of your lineage, you’ll have to use your powers of persuasion to get the right man on your family tree to take this test.
This test works because the YDNA is directly paternally inherited. That means that living men today have the same, or very similar, YDNA as their father, grandfather, great grandfather, and so on.
Distinct mutations over many generations create your haplogroup which is your deep ancestral group. And when we say deep, we mean deep. Your haplogroup tells you where your ancestor was up to 10,000 years ago!More in depth haplogroup info
Now, all of us should be able to identify with this genealogical problem. Every line in your family history has this problem at some point. Any ancestor whose father is currently unknown falls in this category.
Since the advent of surnames, our last names have become the flagships of our genealogical research.
Although they are an obvious way to conduct and organize our genealogical research, surnames can also be misleading. Illiteracy, language barriers, and just plain carelessness in the past led to misspellings and alterations, not to mention those ancestors who flat-out changed their names.
In many cultures, surnames carry over from father to son over the generations. So does YDNA. Two kinds of evidence to support someone’s paternal lineage.
The genealogical chain can get broken. At some point, perhaps your Endecott ancestor was actually fathered by an unknown Johannsen.
Or maybe you are in the situation where “team Endecott” may have had so many potential players in town, that you’re not sure which of the many brothers (or cousins or unrelated men) is really your next generation back. For these and other reasons joining a YDNA surname project can be beneficial.