North Carolina Early 1700's- Background



North Carolina


The North Carolina Early 1700's DNA Project has been created to assist genalogists and historians in exploring history of North Carolina, by locating and documenting the pedigrees, as well as the matching DNA sequences, of those families who settled in that specific geographical area during the 1700's. We will be looking at their family ties, as well as their deep ancestral roots.
Potential members should believe that they are descendants of a family who settled in North Carolina prior to 1800. They will also need to have a direct line descendant who can be DNA tested. 

If you wish to join the North Carolina Early 1700's DNA Project, you may both join the project, and order your test kit, by using the “Request to Join This Group” link at the left-hand side of this page.

The North Carolina Early 1700's DNA Project is a dual geographic project, meaning that we have provisons for both the:

        Y-DNA testing (paternal line)
        mtDNA testing (maternal line)

Direct male line descendants should purchase a Y-DNA test kit (used to test only males).
Direct female line descendants should purchase an mtDNA test kit (used to test both males and females)

If you have already been tested at FTDNA, you may join the North Carolina Early 1700's DNA Project at no additional expense. Just use the “Join” button on your Personal Pages at FTDNA. We are listed under the “N” in the “Dual Geographic” projects.

If you wish to contribute funds towards the North Carolina Early 1700's Project, you may do so by clicking onto the words, “Contribute to the Surname Project General Fund” link on the left-hand side of this page. Be sure to fill out the form with the name “North Carolina Early 1700s” as the designated Surname Project to receive those funds. If you wish to earmark those funds for a particular surname, please contact the group administrator. All such contributions will only be used for test kit scholarships.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, regarding the North Carolina Early 1700's DNA Project, please feel free to contact the project’s group administrator.

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 11
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 116
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 115
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 45
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 14
Family Finder 167
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 25
Maternal Ancestor Information 257
mtDNA 172
mtDNA Full Sequence 113
mtDNA Plus 147
mtDNA Subgroups 11
Paternal Ancestor Information 308
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 125
Total Members 338
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 2
Unreturned Kits 9
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 60
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 35
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 64
Y-DNA12 262
Y-DNA25 251
Y-DNA37 243
Y-DNA67 165