Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

Free Y-DNA Tests and Cost-Sharing Sponsorships

Y-DNA TESTING

The GUTHRIE DNA PROJECT utilizes Y-DNA testing to discover shared common ancestry along the direct paternal line. Because only men have Y-DNA, only men of the GUTHRIE SURNAME can take a Y-DNA test. In order to assess GUTHRIE DNA handed down from a paternal GUTHRIE ancestor, the person being tested must be a male GUTHRIE or a male with a known direct paternal GUTHRIE lineage, such as an adoptee.


Y-DNA tests suitable for inclusion in the project are those at the 37, 67, or 111-marker level. Tests from non-FTDNA facilities may be eligible for transfer.


Free DNA Testing or Partial Sponsorships available for certain lineages. See our 'MOST WANTED LIST' below. As of right now, only Guthrie Family Group 2A has a sponsorship program, but there are many lineages out there which remain unrepresented by a participating descendant. Please consider investing in your genealogy quest by joining the GUTHRIE DNA PROECT.


ELIGIBLE LINEAGES

Lineages found on our 'MOST WANTED LIST' are approved for free Y-DNA Testing and partial sponsorships on a case-by-case basis. We must be able to confirm your GUTHRIE ancestry. The needs of the project change based on our current participation and available funds.


If you can cover the cost of your own test, please do so. But if your GUTHRIE line is on our 'MOST WANTED LIST', please ask for partial or full sponsorship. The more lineages included in the project, the better view we have of the big family tree.


FAMILY FINDER TESTING 

We do not sponsor Family Finder testing, nor officially include it in the online results. However, we are happy to link your Family Finder Kit to the GUTHRIE DNA PROJECT if you have GUTHRIE matches so that we can cross-check results and assist in matching up anyone who has Guthrie ancestry. Complete a PROJECT JOIN REQUEST.


Both men and women are able to use Family Finder testing, which uses autosomal DNA to look at your overall genetic makeup. By comparing your DNA with matching segments of other people in its database, FTDNA can determine the degree of your relationship. Comparing your list of ancestors with another person's may help you to determine the source of your shared DNA. If you have already purchased a kit with AncestryDNA or 23andMe, the results may be eligible for transfer to FTDNA. If unable to transfer, AncestryDNA results may still be shared with the project administrator, Ann Guthrie (Ancestry Username: AnnGU3) for analysis.

Guthrie Genealogy's "MOST WANTED LIST" of New Project Participants

Archibald Guthrie (1779-1845) & Elizabeth Lemley (1791-1829) {Sons: Jacob, Solomon, Josephus, Samuel, Ezekiel, Archibald}

- Still need DNA from descendants of other sons: Solomon, Samuel, Ezekiel, Archibald


Francis Guthrie (b.c1710) & ______ {Sons: James, Paul, Robert}

- Still need a descendant of James' son James, and Francis' presumed son Paul. 


James Guthrie (1703-1778) & Miss Bissell {Sons: James, William, Thomas, Robert} 

- Need DNA from descendants of William & Robert.


James Guthrie (1760-1848) & Sarah Dunlap {Sons: John, James, Robert} 

- Need a descendant from son James (m. Julia McKibben) and son Robert's lines. 


John Guthrie (c1700-1756) & Abigail Coe (1702-1747) {Sons: John, James, William, James (II), Joseph, Ephraim, Ebenezer}

- Need DNA from the descendants of John, William, James, Ephraim, and Ebenezer. 


John Guthrie (1744-1823) & Lydia Baldwin (1755-1816) {Sons: William, Archibald, John, Francis, George, Aaron, Moses, Joseph}

- Still need DNA from descendants of sons George, Moses or Joseph 


John Guthrie & Margaret Brown {Sons: Robert, William Brown} 

- Still need DNA from descendants of sons Robert and William 


John Guthrie (c1720-1797) & Jane Reed {Sons: John 'Jack', James, William} 

- Still need DNA from descendant of son James


Robert Guthrie (c1700-1782) & Bridget Dougherty {Sons: Robert, James, John, George}

- Still need DNA from a descendant of sons James and John


Robert Guthrie (1770-1854) & Jane McGibbney (1774-1848) {Sons James, Robert, Thomas, George, William, Archibald}

- Still need DNA from a descendant of sons James, Robert, Thomas, George, William, and Archibald 


Samuel Guthrie (d.1746 DE) & Mary____ {Sons: Adam, Robert, Samuel}

- Still need DNA from a descendant of sons Adam, Robert, and Samuel (see below) 


Samuel Guthrie (d.1778) & Margaret Knox {Sons: James, Robert, Samuel, William}

- Still need DNA from a descendant of Robert, Samuel (see below), or William


Samuel Guthrie (d.1826) & Susannah Edwards {Sons: John, Samuel, William} 

- Still need DNA from a descendant of John, Samuel or William 


Thomas Guthrie, Reverend (1803SCT-1873SCT) & Anne Burns {Sons: David Kelly, Alexander}

- Still need DNA from a descendant of David and Alexander 

Signing Up for the Project & DNA Testing

OPTION 1: PURCHASE YOUR OWN 37 or 67-MARKER Y-DNA TEST


STEP 1:  Complete the Guthrie DNA Project's "Request to Join" form. 
This makes you a project member and you become eligible for DNA Testing discounts at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). You will also be able to compare your results directly to any other Guthrie matches. You should receive a confirmation from the project administrator, Larry Guthrie. Include a short outline of your lineage from your earliest known Guthrie ancestor down to yourself, including DOB/DOD, locations & spouse.


STEP 2:  Purchase the 67-Marker Y-DNA Test
A 67-marker test is highly recommended in order to provide the most detailed results. In addition to matching you up with one of the ancestral Guthrie family groups it will allow comparisons of genetic distance (estimates of the number of generations existing between any two participants and their most recent common ancestor). At minimum, get the 37-marker test. This will still match you up with a family group (like the MD/PA Group), and provide a rough estimate of genetic distance. You will receive a kit number & password in order to access your results online.


STEP 3:  The Test Kit 
You will receive the DNA Test Kit in the mail. It's just a cheek swab, so it's easy. Return the kit asap to FTDNA. It takes several weeks to get your results. They will come back in several phases: 12-marker, 24-marker, 37-marker & 67-marker.


STEP 4: Interpretation of Results
FTDNA will send you certificates by mail that are yours to keep. The Guthrie DNA Project will place you into one of the established Family Groups or include you in the list of Unmatched participants based on your DNA results. You receive email notification any time you have a new match. If you are a match with any of the Guthrie Family Groups, you will be contacted by Ann Guthrie, or you may contact her directly to assist you with interpretation questions.


STEP 5: Upgrade Your Test

Most of the GFG2 members have upgraded their Y-DNA tests to the Y-111 level as this allows us to analyze any mutations for signs of genetic inheritance between branches of the group. If the cost of upgrade is an issue, there are frequent sales. Or you can provide written permission to allow the group to sponsor your kit's upgrade. 

OPTION 2: SPLIT THE COST of a 67-MARKER Y-DNA TEST


STEP 1: Contact Ann Guthrie to discuss your genealogy & request for DNA testing.
GFG2A is willing to split the cost of a 67-marker Y-DNA test for direct male descendants of the lineages listed above. You would pay for the 37 or 37-marker test and a GFG2A member would pay for the upgrade to 67-markers if it turns out that you are a match for our Group. See FTDNA Products for pre-discount costs. Please include an outline lineage from your most distant Guthrie ancestor down to yourself along with DOB/DOD, locations & spouse names. If you aren't certain about what Guthrie line you belong to, ask for help.


STEP 2: Complete the Guthrie DNA Project's "Request to Join" form. 
This makes you a project member and you become eligible for DNA Testing discounts at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). You will also be able to compare your results directly to any other Guthrie matches. You should receive a confirmation by email. Include a short outline of your lineage from your earliest known Guthrie ancestor down to yourself, including DOB/DOD, locations & spouse.

 

STEP 3: Ordering the 37-Marker Y-DNA Test
After you join the Guthrie DNA Project, you can order your test. Select the 37-Marker Y-DNA Test and complete the Contact & Payment information sections.


STEP 4:  The Test Kit 
You will receive the DNA Test Kit in the mail. It's just a cheek swab, so it's easy. Return the kit asap to FTDNA. It takes several weeks to get your results. They will come back in several phases: 12-marker, 24-marker, 37-marker.


STEP 5: Interpretation of Results
FTDNA will send you certificates by mail that are yours to keep. The Guthrie DNA Project will place you into one of the established Family Groups or include you in the list of Unmatched participants based on your DNA results. You receive email notification any time you have a new match. If you are a match with any of the Guthrie Family Groups, you will be contacted by Ann Guthrie, or you may contact her directly to assist you with interpretation questions. 


STEP 6: Upgrade to 67-Markers
If your 37-Marker DNA Test results show that you are a match forGFG2A, one of us will upgrade your test to the full 67-markers. This allows for more detailed interpretation of genetic distance in comparison to the rest of the group. Make arrangements for splitting costs before you order the test so we can take advantage of discounts.


STEP 7: Interpretation of Results
You will receive email notification from FTDNA when your 67-marker results are ready. Ann Guthrie will contact you or you can email her directly for assistance in interpreting your results. Again, any documents sent to you by FTDNA are yours to keep.

OPTION 3: REQUEST FULL FUNDING FOR A 37 or 67-MARKER Y-DNA TEST


STEP 1: Contact Ann Guthrie to discuss your genealogy & request for DNA testing.
Guthrie Family Group 2A is willing to fully fund a 37 or 67-marker Y-DNA test for direct male descendants of the lineages listed above. Please include an outline lineage from your most distant Guthrie ancestor down to yourself along with DOB/DOD, locations & spouse names. If you aren't certain about what Guthrie line you belong to, ask for help.


STEP 2: PROVIDE CONTACT INFO
The FTDNA order form requires the following:
Full Name (How you want your name to appear in the Guthrie DNA Project reports)
Shipping Address (So FTDNA can send you the kit)
Phone Number & Fax Number (optional)
Email Number (You can submit up to 2 email numbers. This is how FTDNA will contact you with your initial results and whenever you receive a new DNA match. 
Facts & Genes (This is a checkbox for an FTDNA online newsletter.) Yes or No?


Once this information is received, you will be signed up for the Guthrie DNA Project by the administrator or co-administrator. The GFG2A member who volunteers to pay for the test will then complete the order form with your information and add their payment information. This keeps their credit card info confidential. You will receive an email providing your Kit Number and Password.


STEP 3:  The Test Kit 
You will receive the DNA Test Kit in the mail. It's easy. Return the kit asap to FTDNA. It takes several weeks to get your results. They will come back in several phases: 12-marker, 24-marker, 37-marker, and 67-marker.


STEP 4: Interpretation of Results
FTDNA will send you certificates by mail that are yours to keep. The Guthrie DNA Project will place you into one of the established Family Groups or include you in the list of Unmatched participants based on your DNA results. You receive email notification any time you have a new match. If you are a match with any Guthrie Family Group, you will be contacted by Ann Guthrie, or you may contact her directly to assist you with interpretation questions. Because the original kit was purchased by the group, we will reserve the right to upgrade it to the Y67 or Y111 level with Family Finder (Autosomal) Testing.