LYNCH Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background



Lench, Linch, Linche, Linsch, Lych, Lynch


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

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 14
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 27
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 44
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 34
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 82
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 7
Maternal Ancestor Information 117
mtDNA 64
mtDNA Full Sequence 33
mtDNA Plus 53
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 130
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 30
Total Members 208
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 41
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 2
Y-DNA Subgroups 3
Y-DNA111 35
Y-DNA12 130
Y-DNA25 109
Y-DNA37 106
Y-DNA67 66