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: $100.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
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 20
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 57
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 41
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 97
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 155
mtDNA 90
mtDNA Full Sequence 44
mtDNA Plus 73
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 216
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 29
Total Members 307
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 29
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 32
Y-DNA111 42
Y-DNA12 227
Y-DNA25 204
Y-DNA37 197
Y-DNA67 102