Calhoun, Colquhoun- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Cahoon, Cahoone, Calhoon, Calhoun, Cohoon, Colhoon, Colhoun, Colquhoun

Background


Updated 30 May 2013

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Surname DNA testing is the the best "add-on" tool available to genealogists!  The many advantages include:-

  • Surname tests (Y-DNA) enable genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry.  (The molecular (aka genetic) ancestry overrides the surname ancestry).
  • Molecular ancestry information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails and can uncover family secrets!

This project is keen for people from the United Kingdom, all the countries of Western Europe (which have strong numbers of CALHOUNs and similar spellings), Northern and Eastern Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (and anywhere else I have missed when I considered the countries in which the surname exists...) to please join it.

Like all surname projects, this one is intent upon proving connections using DNA.  But it is NOT just surname ancestry.  It is molecular (or as some prefer it, genetic) ancestry.

The best articles I have found to date for understanding just what 'DNA' is and how the results of testing can help you with your genealogy.


http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/19/autosomal-results-the-basics/

http://stevemorse.org/genetealogy/dna.htm

http://stevemorse.org/genetealogy/beyond.htm

If you are reading this, then it is assumed you are hunting for details about your ancestors and extending your knowledge about your particular line.

DNA testing will certainly aid you in a number of ways but you must still have a paper trail if you want to name that ancestor when you find you have a match! 
DNA testing will also inform you whether your paper trail is correct.  (My favourite 'hobby-horse' is to tell you not to rely on the work of someone else UNLESS they have supplied you with references to enable you to check these for yourself).


General Fund

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 22
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 31
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 9
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 8
Family Finder 38
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 69
mtDNA 38
mtDNA Full Sequence 22
mtDNA Plus 29
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 93
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 19
Total Members 128
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 2
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 4
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 24
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 107
Y-DNA25 91
Y-DNA37 90
Y-DNA67 68