I just wanted to let you know that we have started a Thornton DNA Project to try to determine if there is a single DNA signature for all Thornton surname lines as well as to try to resolve some of the Thomas, Luke and William Thornton's in early Virginia records.
So far we have had two distinct lines that have no know connection tested and the DNA signature matches 12 out of 12 markers. This indicates a 90% probability that these two lines shared a common ancestor within the last 48 generations. Tests are continuing and further results are expected in early September.
More information is available from the Thornton DNA test web site at http://www.starthorn.com/ThorntonDNA
I would like to invite any Males with the Thornton surname to join and participate in this project.
Thornton DNA Project Coordinator
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