Surname BLACK Y-Chromosome DNA Project- Background


  • Terry Barton , Group Administrator


Black, Blacke, Blackett, Blackham, Blackie, Blacklock, Blackman, Blackmon, Blackmore, Blackshaw, Blackwell, Blackwood, Blagg, Blake, Blakeley, Blakeman, Blakiston, Blanc, Bleach, Bluck, Duff, Schwartz, Swartz, Swarz


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!

General Fund

Current balance: $50.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $50.00 4/30/2013 Ronald Black Black family surname   Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 13
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 32
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 46
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 34
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 78
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 126
mtDNA 74
mtDNA Full Sequence 32
mtDNA Plus 56
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 178
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 25
Total Members 262
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 23
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 15
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 31
Y-DNA12 196
Y-DNA25 172
Y-DNA37 165
Y-DNA67 82