map for WEST
De La War Y-DNA
UPDATES AND NEWS We have activated a WEST Y-DNA site on the Family Tree DNA web page. You can find that page at
Those who tested at labs other than FTDNA will not have their results shown there.
FUND for England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland
DNA fund has been depleted, and this offer is withdrawn until further notice.
Contact the project coordinator, Dennis
West, for information: dwest3atutk.edu
(replace at with @)
Update on DNA fund use: We have sponsored
eight Y-DNA37 tests, all are residents of England or Wales. One
of those matches a West from Canada, one matches Family Group
29, one matches Family Group 14, and 5 did not match any other West
in the project. Thanks to everyone who has helped
with this effort.
—W358 matches WEST Family Group 12.
—W359 does not match any other WEST in our project.
—W360 matches W100 forming a new WEST Family Group 40.
— W361 matches WEST Family Group 20.
—W362 does not match any othere WEST in our project.
—W363 matches WEST Family Group 15.
—W364 matches WEST Family Group 8.
—W365 does not match any other WEST in our project.
—Family Group 34 was merged into Family Group 28.
Please let us know when you have a new email address.
If your test results are posted to the results page, please be sure
we have info on your oldest WEST ancestor for the ancestors page.
This helps others who have no male WEST for testing to find new
linkages. If you have sent information that has not been posted on the web page,
please accept my apology and send me a reminder.
If you have something you want to highlight, such as genealogy breakthrough
from your DNA test, or a web site that would be useful to others,
send me an dwest3at
Welcome to our Genealogy by DNA Project for the WEST Surname.
This genealogy by DNA project is for everyone
researching the WEST surname. Adding the science of genetics to our genealogy research
is helping us break down those "brick walls" and solve puzzles when
there is no paper trail. We are very excited about the potential of
this technology to aid in our genealogy quest, and hope that many of
you will join in this effort.
We now have Y-DNA results for 339
WEST-surnamed males, identifying 120 unrelated WEST lines. We are a
very diverse genetic group. Our surname was adopted many times by people
in different locations. As more WESTs participate in the project, the
benefit to all WEST researchers increases.
Check our results page for the latest WEST DNA
|Number of Y-DNA participants
|Test kits returned
|Y-DNA results posted to web page
|Number of Family groups identified by DNA
We are seeking to:
1. Find new relationships for those who have reached a
brick wall in their genealogical paper trail.
2. Prove or disprove suspected relationships to other WEST lines.
3. Determine the countries of origin of the many WEST lines.
4. Develop a database that combines DNA results with traditional
In order to participate in this Y-chromosome DNA testing
project, you must be a male with the WEST surname, or have a male WEST
from your line who will submit a DNA sample.
Updated July 6, 2013.
If you would like to participate, or want more information, please contact
me, Dennis West:
(replace at with the
@ symbol to email me).