Brooks Surname DNA Project- Background



Broke, Brook, Brooke, Brookes, Brooks, Bruck, Brucke, Brucks, Brux


The purpose of this project is twofold:

            (1) to identify kinship between "Brooks" families Worldwide; and (2) to bridge the Atlantic to identify as far as possible the European origins of many "Brooks" families.

The Brooks Surname Project is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies  The Guild was Founded in 1979 in Britain and has members from all over the world it is recognized as the world's leading organization for one-name studies. Go to the BROOKS One-Name Study.

The two together combine collections on BROOKS families worldwide and correlates family trees to help all researchers come together to share their research furthering a better understanding of everyone’s Ancestry.  Several DNA Project Family trees can be found here.

More British Isles DNA tests are needed to build up a picture of our Surname and their families movements.

DNA Testing is a fantastic way of finding out your genetic origins.  Are you a Viking or a Celt, for instance.  The British Isles have a varied population and we all have a chance to find out more about our Ancestors.  In the Project so far we have a Derbyshire family who has a very rare Haplogroup to the UK.  We can plot their movements throughout Europe and they are expected to have come here with the Romans.

While encouraging more DNA tests from the British Isles we have many tests in the USA and would also like to see more - other countries of interest to our project are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa & India where we know still is and once was a large number of BROOKS emigrant families.

We would welcome any test from anywhere in the World.  We are here to help and guide you through the process and explain your results.  Please contact us today if you have any questions about joining the Brooks DNA Project.  


General Fund

Current balance: $154.50

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $220.00 4/22/2014       Unknown
Credit $220.00 4/22/2014 Cynthia forde     Individual
Credit $100.00 1/27/2014 Cindy Brooks However you need it, Nigel.   Individual
Credit $50.00 11/2/2013 Carol Redd As Nigel sees fit!   Individual
Debit $39.00 7/27/2013     180410 Unknown
Credit $40.00 7/27/2013 Nigel Brooks SNP test for Kit:180410   Individual
Debit $156.00 7/21/2013     295187 Unknown
Credit $20.00 7/21/2013 Nigel Brooks Towards new 37 marker test.   Individual
Credit $30.00 7/1/2013       Individual
Debit $109.00 6/17/2013     229727 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 31
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 32
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 9
Family Finder 49
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 99
mtDNA 46
mtDNA Full Sequence 16
mtDNA Plus 28
mtDNA Subgroups 14
Paternal Ancestor Information 242
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 98
Total Members 279
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Unreturned Kits 10
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 32
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 13
Y-DNA Subgroups 118
Y-DNA111 42
Y-DNA12 263
Y-DNA25 241
Y-DNA37 234
Y-DNA67 150