Rose DNA Project- Background



DaRosa, DeReus, DeRhos, DeRose, DeRosia, LaRose, Raasch, Reus, Reuss, Rohs, Roos, Roosa, Roose, Roosevelt, Rosa, Rosaker, Rosan, Rosander, Rosane, Rosanec, Rosanek, Rosano, Rosati, Rosato, Rosavio, Rosazza, Rosberg, Rosborough, Rosbottom, Rosbough, Rosbrook, Roscher, Rose, Roseano, Roseback, Rosebaugh, Roseberry, Roseblade, Roseboom, Roseboro, Roseborough, Rosebottom, Rosebrock, Rosebrook, Rosebrough, Rosecrans, Rosecranz, Rosehart, Rosek, Rosekrans, Rosekranz, Rosel, Roseland, Roselius, Rosell, Rosella, Roselle, Rosellen, Roselli, Rosello, Rosema, Rosemeier, Rosemeyer, Rosemore, Rosen, Rosenbarger, Rosenberg, Rosenbush, Rosencrance, Rosendahl, Rosendale, Rosendorf, Rosenecker, Rosengrant, Rosengren, Rosenhagen, Rosenheim, Rosenheimer, Rosenkoetter, Rosenstone, Rosentrance, Rosentrater, Rosentreter, Rosenwinkel, Rosero, Roses, Rosete, Rosethorn, Rosett, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosetti, Rosettie, Rosetto, Roseum, Rosevelt, Rosewall, Rosewarne, Rosewood, Rosey, Rosher, Rosi, Rosie, Rosier, Rosiles, Rosillo, Rosina, Rosing, Rositano, Roskelley, Roskovensky, Rosky, Rosland, Rosmarin, Rosner, Ross, Rossa, Rosseel, Rossel, Rossell, Rosselot, Rosseter, Rossetto, Rossier, Rossiger, Rossignol, Rossini, Rossio, Rossiter, Rossitor, Rosskelly, Rosso, Roswick, Roszel, Roszell, Rouse, Rouss, Rowse, Ruce, Rues, Ruess, Ruhs, Ruoss, Ruse, Russ, Russell, Von Reus, Von Reuss, Von Ruess



We welcome anyone with the surname ROSE or variations listed in our Surnames above to participate in the Rose DNA Project. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, participation in this project requires testing the Y-DNA of a male who carries the Rose surname or variations listed above. We started modestly in 2001, attempting to establish the identity of the paternal lineage of one Samuel Rose of Manchester VT. Success was attained very swiftly and conclusively, far exceeding our expectations.

The project has grown immensely since that time. Many countries have been listed as the origin of Rose and related families (see Surnames above), plus we have many participants from countries all over the world. Some of these countries are Australia, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands and the United States to name a few. As we receive matches, we designate a group for these matches for which you can explore possibilities within one's group. If each participant submits his lineage, then genealogies can be compared!

Several of the Rose families are genetically similar, so we recommend the Y-DNA 37 marker test as a minimum. The Y-DNA 67 marker test provides a higher resolution for identifying common ancestry, and can be beneficial in providing more definitive and conclusive results.

Although a female can not take a Y-DNA test, she can sponsor a test for a male who carries the Rose surname or variations listed above.  Both males and females can take mtDNA and Family Finder tests.

The Y-DNA test traces your direct paternal line (your father, his father, etc). Only males can take this test.

The mtDNA test traces your direct maternal line (your mother, her mother, etc). Both males and females can order an mtDNA test.

The Family Finder test is used to trace all of the lines of your family, both paternal and maternal, and all those in between (i.e. paternal grandmother's father's line).  This test can be especially useful for those who are not matching on Y-DNA tests, or who have hit "brick walls" in their genealogy research. Both males and females can order a Family Finder test.

To join the Rose DNA Project and order a kit at a discount, click on the JOIN REQUEST button in the toolbar at the top of the page, click on PURCHASE A TEST TO JOIN THIS PROJECT, and follow the instructions.  The kit can be shipped either to you, or directly to the person for whom you are purchasing.

Contact Marcia Brown or Nora Probasco with any questions.

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 9
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 96
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 92
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 44
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 19
Family Finder 202
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 8
Maternal Ancestor Information 261
mtDNA 153
mtDNA Full Sequence 70
mtDNA Plus 120
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 640
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 178
Total Members 844
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 22
Unreturned Kits 60
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 42
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 32
Y-DNA Subgroups 107
Y-DNA111 56
Y-DNA12 700
Y-DNA25 647
Y-DNA37 460
Y-DNA67 247