My DNA test results confirm what I felt was true.
I am a descendant of Samuel Whitney (circa 1615-1674) who came from England to the Bermuda Islands in the 1630's. His grandson Joshua later immigrated to Isle Of Wright, Virginia.
There are three principle immigrants who came to the United States in the 1600's
Each of the following have distinct y-dna marker differences.
John Whitney - Watertown, Massachusetts
Henry Whitney - Long Island, New York
Samuel Whitney - The Bermuda Islands
I, and my genetic cousin Tara have co-authored The Whitney Newsletter. The Whitney newsletter is intended to reach Whitney families in the United States. I want to connect every Whitney to their rightful immigrant.
Issue one was sent out this month 11/2011.
If you know of any Whitney families or their lineages please contact me. Take into consideration that I have studied countless Whitney lines. Do not trust everything you see on ancestry.com- 50% (or more) of what you find about Whitney's is wrong, or absolutely provides no clues to the present for establishing contact with disconnected Whitney lines.