Surname BLACK Y-Chromosome DNA Project- Background



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: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $151.95 3/11/2017     B159269 Unknown
Credit $51.95 3/11/2017 Tom Brown     Individual
Credit $50.00 2/24/2017 Carolyn Black Hill     Individual
Credit $50.00 4/30/2013 Ronald Black Black family surname   Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 21
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 59
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 45
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 103
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 159
mtDNA 92
mtDNA Full Sequence 46
mtDNA Plus 75
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 221
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 32
Total Members 315
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 30
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 32
Y-DNA111 45
Y-DNA12 233
Y-DNA25 210
Y-DNA37 203
Y-DNA67 106