If you know of a male Winchester with documented descendancy that might link to one of the male Winchesters arriving 1600s-1700s into Colonial MA, MD, VA, NC or SC, please advise them we need them to join the Winchester FTDNA Project. For details regarding objectives and findings to date see http://www.familytreedna.com/public/winchesterfamilyDNAproje
At this point we are Haplogroup R1b1a2A - common in lower England and Haplogroup I1 - common in counties bordering south side Moray Firth and especially western Norway and northern Denmark. We speculate New England Winchesters from south England and Maryland & North Carolina from Scotland.
The project will pay for the initial Y-DNA 12 basic test @ $59 and the member can then add more detailed tests later as they desire. Must contact me via email to set up details.
Sam Winchester [google sam winchester ncsu]