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About us

In the Spring of 2001, the Bolling Family Association undertook a y-chromosome DNA study to try and define the various Bolling/Bowling/Bolen/Bouldin immigrants to the U.S. As of today, there are over 400 males involved in this study. The results thus far can be viewed by clicking on Y-Results button above. A total of 22 families or haplotypes have clearly been identified. The males in these groups share a common Bolling ancestor. In some cases, where there is general agreement among the person tested, that males ancestor can be identified. For example, the descendants of Robert Bolling 1646-1709, progenitor of the Red and White Bolling lines is clearly defined in Group 1. However, in Group 5, there is no agreement on a Most Recent Common Ancestor, MRCA.

If you are interested in participating, you must be a male with the Bolling (any spelling) surname.  To enroll send a join request along with a brief family tree from you to your earliest known Bolling ancestor. The kit will be mailed to you. Results take about two months.