Looking at the log file I found that an anonymous visitor was looking for “Jim’s DNA data” here. I thought of James Watson first. Obviously, however, the anonymous visitor was looking for something different: the James surname project.
A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father’s Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father’s father’s father’s…) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.
We take all efforts, to keep data confidential in research projects, but there are some people that put them of the website…
Is this a cultural difference between the older and younger generation? So James Anonymous, from Encinitas CA, I do not have any data of you here, this is only a blog post, yea, yea.