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: $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 16
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 53
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 40
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 89
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 147
mtDNA 86
mtDNA Full Sequence 40
mtDNA Plus 69
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 199
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 22
Total Members 288
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 25
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 32
Y-DNA111 37
Y-DNA12 214
Y-DNA25 190
Y-DNA37 183
Y-DNA67 93