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 7
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 34
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 39
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 25
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 55
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 85
mtDNA 65
mtDNA Full Sequence 29
mtDNA Plus 51
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 178
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 15
Total Members 228
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 23
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 11
Y-DNA Subgroups 21
Y-DNA111 30
Y-DNA12 199
Y-DNA25 173
Y-DNA37 155
Y-DNA67 91