We are still along ways off in our database to be able to connect WHITMAN and alternate spellings to make firm connections between families. It could eventually help us find our roots beyound the immigrants to the USA before USA was its own country.
My family lineage of John Whitmans believed to go back to John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass. yet the paper trail ends on a John Whitman born 176? in Mass. whom married Sarah CHUBBUCK. Another WHITMAN decendent whos family IS listed in the Decendents of John WHITMAN of Weymouth book has a totally different Halo-group thus in turn can tell me and my relatives that we actually might can NOT be connected to John of Weymouth at all. The Halo-group must match to be even possibly related.
I am looking for any male WHITMAN decendents still living in the USA from the Valentine, Robert or John line and ANY WHITMAN abroad to come on board and preform the very simply DNA test and join the WHITMAN genealogy DNA project. It is not free but could be priceless if you are struggling to make the connections beyound what paper trail you can find. http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/whitman