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 19
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 55
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 39
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 92
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 148
mtDNA 89
mtDNA Full Sequence 43
mtDNA Plus 72
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 204
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 22
Total Members 295
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 26
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 32
Y-DNA111 37
Y-DNA12 218
Y-DNA25 194
Y-DNA37 187
Y-DNA67 93