Cowan DNA Project- Background



Coen, Cohen, Conn, Cowan, Cowand, Cowden, Cowen, Cowin, Cowing, Cowings, Cown, Coyan, Kauhn, McCowan, McCown


The Cowan DNA Project is intended to marshall information about Cowan family genealogy.
The primary focus of attention is currently on YDNA, but some members also pursue
their genealogy using other DNA tools, such as mtDNA, etc.

With regard to YDNA results, we currently (October 2013) have results from 182 "Kits" included in the
the Cowan YDNA results.  These kits have been orgaqnized into 11 distinct groups based on similarity
of their YDNA signatures. Some groups are further subdivided into subgroups. For the most part, 
kits within a given group or subgroup  are believed to share a relatively recent common ancestor. 
A number of kits are currently in the "No Current Match" category, meaning we do not believe that 
they share a common ancestor with any other kit in the project.

:Seven Brothers
:Pequea Creek
:Knoxville Merchants
:Cowan's Gap
:Sullivan County
:Wythe County
:Isaac Cowan

Finally, a private email list has been established to further project goal.  If you are interested in
participating in this list, contact Bill Willis at The list is private, and its archives
are available only to list members.

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 30
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 17
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 11
Family Finder 44
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 75
mtDNA 57
mtDNA Full Sequence 21
mtDNA Plus 43
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 165
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 43
Total Members 231
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 24
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 21
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 11
Y-DNA Subgroups 20
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 188
Y-DNA25 161
Y-DNA37 143
Y-DNA67 78