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 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 47
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 35
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 82
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 136
mtDNA 77
mtDNA Full Sequence 35
mtDNA Plus 60
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 190
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 18
Total Members 274
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 26
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 15
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 35
Y-DNA12 205
Y-DNA25 181
Y-DNA37 174
Y-DNA67 90