GOODWIN-GODWIN DNA Surname Project- Background



Gaden, Gideon, Godden, Goddin, Godding, Godwin, Godwyn, Goeden, Goiton, Goodin, Gooding, Goodwin, Goodwinn, Goodwyn, MacGugan, MacGuigan


Although there are several kinds of tests out there usedfor genealogical purposes, this project focuses mainly on the Y-Chromosome testwhich tests specifically for the Y-DNA that is inherited from generation togeneration between direct line Goodwin (or variant) surname males. Testers whohave taken the autosomal Family Finder test and the mtDNA test are welcome tojoin the project, however, most communication from this site is for the Y-DNAand interpretation of other test results is your responsibility.

To participate meaningfully, Y-DNA testees are asked toshare their direct male line ancestry back to the earliest known GOODWIN (orvariant) ancestor by submitting a pedigree which excludes living persons to theproject administrator. This pedigree will be shared with other project members,however the most distant ancestor and ID number are used for identificationpurposes in all public documents. In order to maximize the effect of combiningthe paper trails with the Y-DNA test results in determining common ancestorsbetween lines, a 37 marker test is recommended.

As of September 2013, we have 4 haplogroups represented –R, I, J and E and we have 11 distinct lines, 7 are Goodwins, 3 are Godwins, and1 is mixed between Goodwins and Goodins. We are actively seeking moreparticipants, particularly from the New England area and the UK and Ireland tohelp trace the Colonial VA and NC lines back to their European roots. We alsouse to facilitate the comparison of our members’ test results tothose of 3rd party testing companies. Please visit our projectwebsite at to view our goals, results, news andupdates.  New kits can be ordered throughthe Goodwin project at a discount below. If you are an existing Family Tree DNAcustomer, you can join the project by logging into your Home Page and clickingon Projects. Then search for “Goodwin” and click the “join” button at thebottom of the page. 

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 48
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 28
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 18
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 7
Family Finder 72
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 84
mtDNA 55
mtDNA Full Sequence 20
mtDNA Plus 41
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 134
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 44
Total Members 177
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Unreturned Kits 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 9
Y-DNA Subgroups 15
Y-DNA111 18
Y-DNA12 138
Y-DNA25 114
Y-DNA37 107
Y-DNA67 67