ROWE Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background


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  • Lorna Henderson , Group Administrator


Rau, Rauh, Rausch, Roe, Roehe, Rohe, Row, Rowe


This project was initiated in Oct 2004 and (as at Apr 2009) has 34 members.
As at Dec 2014 we now have 84 members. 
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! And with a surname like ROWE, which can be very common in certain areas, brick walls abound.
Help us break them down, by joining the project and submitting your pedigree

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 12
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 28
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 9
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 31
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 43
mtDNA 32
mtDNA Full Sequence 15
mtDNA Plus 21
mtDNA Subgroups 1
Paternal Ancestor Information 56
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 4
Total Members 92
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 9
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 2
Y-DNA Subgroups 6
Y-DNA111 3
Y-DNA12 66
Y-DNA25 46
Y-DNA37 43
Y-DNA67 27