Camp-Kemp DNA Project- Background



Camp, Kamp, Kemp, Kempe, Kempf, Kemps, Kimp


The Camp-Kemp DNA Project is open to all families with these surname, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.  
(If your surname is not included please contact the Project Administrator.)  

One-name Study

Please consider also stopping by the one-name study (ONS) which complements and enhances this DNA project:

The Camp-Kemp DNA Project was started to:

  1. Help researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage. 
  2. Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
  3. Identify and confirm genetic Lineages of ancestral families.
  4. Ultimately catalog pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known project families.

Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

  • The participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor.
  • The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
  • A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
  • Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
  • A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
  • A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of your Surname and the spelling variations
  • Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname
  • The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 6
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 20
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 28
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 12
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 39
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 64
mtDNA 36
mtDNA Full Sequence 19
mtDNA Plus 26
mtDNA Subgroups 9
Paternal Ancestor Information 89
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 7
Total Members 120
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 4
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 22
Y-DNA111 5
Y-DNA12 92
Y-DNA25 79
Y-DNA37 74
Y-DNA67 39