Parkins and Perkins DNA Study- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Parkin, Parkins, Parkinson, Parkyns, Perkin, Perkins, Perkinson, Perkyns

Background

Welcome to the home page for the Parkins, Perkins, Parkin, Perkin, Parkinson, Perkinson, Perkipile, and Perquin, surname Y DNA study project.

The Parkins and Perkins Y DNA Study was established in 2002 to determine if there were any connections between the various Parkins and Perkins families throughout the world.

Why use DNA testing?

If you are stuck at a brick wall with your research, DNA testing may match you to another family you can share research with to find your common ancestor.

Finding your genetic match will help you to focus your research on families you have a connection to, instead of researching all the families with the same name in the same area. This should save you money on research materials.

Reasons not to use DNA testing:

If it would bother you to find out that you are not a genetic match to your family, don't do DNA testing.

It is also recommended that you do not test several members of the same immediate family if finding out they do not match would cause you problems.

Who should test?

You should test your oldest living direct line ancestor in either your paternal (Y DNA) or maternal (mtDNA) lines.

What tests should be used?

If you imagine that you are at the top of a triangle, then your paternal line is the right side of the triangle, and your maternal line is the left side. All your other ancestral lines are between those and can be found by testing direct line descendants of your ancestors.

Y DNA
The Y DNA test is for finding your paternal line ancestry. Only males can be tested since only males have a Y chromosome.

mtDNA
The mtDNA test is for finding your maternal line ancestry. Both males and females can be tested since you get your mtDNA from your mother. Only females pass their mtDNA on to their children.

Autosomal DNA
FTDNA now offers the Family Finder test, which tests your 22 chromosomes and the X chromosome. At this time it is best used to confirm your recent genealogy within 5 generations. The X chromosome is not yet used in ancestry reports. No medical information is revealed by this test due to the way it has been designed.

There are other tests, the CODIS test used by the police, and paternity tests, but these are not yet appropriate for genealogy. The latter can help with siblingship or paternity questions.

General Fund

Current balance: $555.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $500.00 4/9/2014   Decendent of Moses Perkins   Individual
Credit $15.00 4/2/2014 ron perkins     Individual
Credit $20.00 7/21/2013 Sinda Parkins Berge     Unknown
Credit $20.00 1/2/2009 Steven C Perkins     Unknown

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 24
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 37
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 17
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 14
Family Finder 58
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 96
mtDNA 72
mtDNA Full Sequence 27
mtDNA Plus 48
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 158
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 68
Total Members 269
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 7
Unreturned Kits 39
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 8
Y-DNA Subgroups 24
Y-DNA111 14
Y-DNA12 192
Y-DNA25 166
Y-DNA37 130
Y-DNA67 69