Welcome to the Warburton Website

Welcome to the Warburton Website, which includes my Warburton One-Name Study, and Warburton DNA Project. To learn more about this site please visit the various sub-page under the About menu item.

I hope you will find this site useful in your own studies of Warburton family history. You are invited to subscribe to receive notifications of future Posts about my research, future site updates, or anything else of interest.

The site also includes a Forum where anyone can initiate or participate in conversations with other interested parties on any subject related to  Warburton family history. Anyone can view the Forum but you will need to register to participate.

The Warburton DNA Project enhances the knowledge gained from traditional genealogical research. For example about half of all Warburtons belong to one of two groups, one descended from a Norman knight, the other from a Saxon inhabitant of the village of Warburton. Several smaller groups have also been identified. My DNA Project has devised a low cost strategy to determine if you belong to one of these groups, so please contact me (click my picture to the right) if you are interested.

I also welcome questions, comments, and anything you have which may enhance the site.

Ray Warburton

Canadian Warburtons on Holiday in the UK

Bruce Warburton of Victoria, BC sent me the following photos of entries in a guest book somewhere in the UK. His daughter was sent them by a friend who found them. They are not Bruce’s relatives (members of the Houghton clan), and they don’t appear in any of my documented clans.

As all the entries have the same date, October 26th 1935, I would surmise this is a family of two parents and five children from Oakville, near Toronto enjoying a trip to the old country.

Does anyone know them? It would be nice to connect them to a larger clan.

Tottington Photos

I was recently sent the following photos by Janet Holden. They are of her grandparents, mother and aunt who belonged to the Tottington clan. However they weren’t yet included in the clan so I have updated the clan as well…

Cheshire Group Thoughts

A week last Friday I travelled up to Altrincham to meet my genetic cousin John. John is now resident in Australia but was making what is becoming an annual pilgrimage to the Warrington Horse Show, which actually takes place in…

FTDNA Fathers Day Sale

FamilyTreeDNA have announced a Father’s Day Sale which ends on June 18th. Prices include: Big Y-500 – $499 (save $176) Y – 37 (the basic Warburton Project test) – $129 (save $20) Y- 37 to Big Y-500 upgrade –  $469…