Joynt Family Chronicles
A One-Name Study


Ok, Dad finally had his DNA tested. I purchased the test for him for a Christmas present, 2006. It was done by Family Tree DNA. Only males of the Joynt / Joint / Joyent, etc. surname can participate to prove anything. He ended up belonging to the Haplogroup I1c. According to Family Tree Dna: "The I1c lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe." That doesn't tell us much. At least it doesn't help us genealogically speaking. I am looking for other JOYNTs so we can compare DNA! I want to know if there is any truth to the family lore that we are descended from the Limerick branch of Joynts !! Well, in order to do that we need a proven descendant of one of those Limerick Joynts to step forward to have their DNA tested. We will compare results, then we would know whether or not Dad and the Limerick descendant shared a common ancestor.

It would be great if other JOYNTs / JOINTs  who were so inclined would have their DNA tested also. We may be able to tell if the big Limerick branch and the big Mayo branch of Joynts are related. We may be able to fit some who don't know which branch into the puzzle. We may be able  to rule out that we aren't of either branch! We may find we are somehow distant cousins! We may not find out anything. But we shall never know unless other JOYNTs participate in the study!!

Step forward...take the get a minor discount we joined the Ireland Heritage Y-D Project. and had a 25 marker test done. Then we compared DNA across all members of that project and a few others. I think so far we are a misfit!

Anyhow, let me know if I can help you get signed up for the test. Let me know when the test results come back. This will be fun!

Cathy Joynt Labath
February, 2007