I had my y-chromosome DNA analyzed as part of the Whiteside family yDNA project.So far, 39 Whitesides, Whitsetts, and Whitsitts have been tested, and the results are posted on .
The long and the short of it is I am very closely related to the Whitesides, and as a matter of fact, the surname of my ancestors when they lived in Ireland was most likely Whiteside.
My documented line is Charles R. Whitsett (1926) I would appreciate any help participants in this Forum can give me in trying to document the ancestry of Samuel Varner Whitsett. In her book "The Whitsitt Family History" Linda Kline gives the line as Samuel Whitsitt (1664)>William Whitsitt (1689)>John Whitsitt (1711)>Samel Varner Whitsitt (1745). Does this jibe with information others of you may have? I'd appreciate hearing from anybody who has evidence and/or references to the documentation for our line back past Samuel Varner Whitsett. The farther back we can establish our lineage, the more helpful will be the yDNA test results in connecting us to a horde of Whitesides in Scotland and England and in learning more about the migratory routes and the history of our family.
I should like also to encourage all male Whitsetts, Whitsitts, and other variants of the name to participate in the Whiteside dDNA Project. You can get complete information and sign up at . The more individuals of our clan for which we have DNA data, the better we can trace our family tree and eventually learn not only how our ancestors got to Ireland, but perhaps even how they got to the British Isles.