KELLEY/KELLY Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background



Kelley, Kellie, Kelly, O'Kelly


While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 42
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 57
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 12
Family Finder 106
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 6
Maternal Ancestor Information 211
mtDNA 113
mtDNA Full Sequence 49
mtDNA Plus 79
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 388
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 101
Total Members 507
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 31
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 31
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 23
Y-DNA Subgroups 62
Y-DNA111 44
Y-DNA12 437
Y-DNA25 366
Y-DNA37 351
Y-DNA67 192