Help family researchers from common (Y-DNA related) branches of Pritchard, Pritchett, Prichart, Prickett, Prickitt, Prichett, and Pritchart families work together to find their common paternal ancestor. More specifically, our goals are as follows:

  1. Identify how the participants' families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
  2. Identify and confirm genetic lineages of ancestral families and find genetic cousins in the United Kingdom, Europe or wherever they may be in world.
  3. Publish on this Website all the Paternal Lines of our members to aid current and future genealogists in their research.
  4. Actively recruit participants for the project, growing our marker matrix which will increase the likelihood that existing and new members will have a genetic match.

More Background Information

In May of 2001, FTDNA(Family Tree DNA) pioneered Genetic Genealogy with yDNA and mtDNA testing. It is still a relatively new tool available to genealogists, but these tests can help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father's father's, etc) in a quick and easy way. This saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.

This DNA Project is seeking Pritchards, Pricketts and Pritchetts from everywhere in the world. Through yDNA analysis of the participants and along with conventional genealogical research, this project will help determine those members that share a common Pritchard or Pritchett male ancestor.

To participate all you need is a living male Pritchard or Pritchett relative willing to provide a simple, painless cheek-rubbing sample.