Surname BLACK Y-Chromosome DNA Project- Background

Administrators

  • Terry Barton , Group Administrator

Surnames

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

Background

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 10
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 32
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 42
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 29
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 65
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 122
mtDNA 68
mtDNA Full Sequence 28
mtDNA Plus 52
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 167
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 18
Total Members 240
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 20
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 15
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 30
Y-DNA12 185
Y-DNA25 162
Y-DNA37 155
Y-DNA67 78