Surnames Burnett, Burnete, and Burnette.

The Rutherford County NC and Brunswick County VA Burnett DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today! Order a y-dna kit

Then log in your FTDNA personal page and join the Rutherford NC Burnetts DNA Project. Look under surname projects that start with "R".

Our project is growing, and we expect to have many exciting discoveries.

Participating provides an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your family history research. We will also discover which family trees are related and as the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surname.

The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be a male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a male Burnett or variant surname in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you can find a direct line (Burnett) male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree or take the Family Finder test yourself.

We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to at least order the 37 marker test. The 67 marker or the 111 marker tests are much better. The Big Y 700 test is providing deep ancestry matches and revolutionizing our understanding of the Burnett history. It is also providing a view into how some surname changes occurred. To find out more about the Big Y 700 test contact the administrators.

Both males and females can learn about both their male and female lines. This is best done with the Family Finder test. This is an autosomal test involving 22 chromosomes and the X chromosome and will provide matches back to 5th cousins. Family Finder Information

Both males and females can learn about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. You would order a mtDNA test. We encourage people to do the the mtFullSequence test because it is the only test that produces certain matches. However, the test will likely still give you hundreds of matches and most will be thousands of years in the past. Be sure that you need this test before ordering it. For most people the Family Finder test is a much better choice as it always gives you results no further back than about 5th cousin and is less expensive.

None of these test results contain personal information and you will match or be a close match to those to whom you are related. This is an opportunity to learn more about your origins and ancestry.

We encourage you to checkout the Burnett Surname Genealogy Facebook page Burnett Surname Genealogy Facebook Page

Click here to transfer a "ancestry dna" or "23 and me dna" test to FTDNA Then log in your FTDNA personal page and join the Rutherford NC Burnetts DNA Project DNA Project. Look under surname projects that start with "R".

For more information contact:

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Donald Walker Quigley at:

This page was last updated on Nov. 3, 2020

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