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 41
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 30
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 64
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 7
Maternal Ancestor Information 102
mtDNA 61
mtDNA Full Sequence 31
mtDNA Plus 50
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 117
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 23
Total Members 183
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 32
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 2
Y-DNA Subgroups 3
Y-DNA111 27
Y-DNA12 120
Y-DNA25 101
Y-DNA37 98
Y-DNA67 59