Drake FamilyTreeDNA Project Website Title- Background



Drak, Drake, Dratz, Droke


Drake Worldwide DNA Study to include the surname Dratz and other variations.

Thank you for considering participation in our project.

Please remember that the Y chromosome only passes from father to son. If your Drake ancestor is down a female line then comparing your DNA samples with those in our database could lead to incorrect conclusions, like comparing apples to oranges.

If you are not certain that you qualify for our project , please email me at;


and I will be glad to discuss it with you.

If you do qualify, please send me, via my email address above, the name of your Earliest Known Ancestor (EKA).

We also encourage participants to provide an ancestor chart for publication on our web page. If privacy is a concern we need not publish the most recent generations. If you would like to participate in this portion of our project, then please send, via the same email address, an ancestor chart showing the names, vital dates and places of the parents for each generation you would like to include on our site.

If you would like to view the charts currently published, please visit our web page at:


We are grateful for your interest in our project and look forward to hearing from you.

Donald Drake
Alan Drake

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 11
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 33
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 17
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 36
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 76
mtDNA 40
mtDNA Full Sequence 21
mtDNA Plus 37
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 105
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 15
Total Members 189
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 28
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 2
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 15
Y-DNA12 139
Y-DNA25 106
Y-DNA37 98
Y-DNA67 64