Adams Surname Y-DNA Project - Results

Family Group News -

001 - Presidential Adams

The presidential Adams family haplotype has been deduced and men matching that haplotype are grouped together in Family Group 001

Within the Adams Surname Y DNA project there are over 15 families that have an oral history of being related to the US Presidents John and John Q Adams. We also have a result from several men with a documented relationship to the Presidential family. The test results show most families with the oral history do not have a common ancestor within genealogical time. Thus one must conclude that the family stories are refuted by the Y-DNA results or that the documented history for the Presidential Adams family is in error. With the data at this time I would believe the documented history over the oral histories.

004 - Family group 004 has identified SNP R1b-FGC52381 as the defining SNP for their main haplogroup. FGC52381 is a subclade of R1b-U106 and R1b-L1.

General News
- About one quarter of  the men tested have found no matches/connections within the project. That number has been steadily decreasing as more men test.
- Jim "Griz" Adams has joined as a Co-Administrator.

Admin John S Walden  email
Co-Admin Jim "Griz" Adams