Southern California Genealogical Society DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

California DNA Interest Group, SCGS, Southern California

Background

Recognizing the importance of DNA testing to the field of genealogy and family research, the Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library decided to partner with the Family Tree DNA testing service to provide reduced pricing for our testers and to encourage this form of research.

We have regular training through our DNA Interest Group to help participants understand their results so check our website at http://scgsgenealogy.com

An excellent tutorial on DNA is found on the Blair Surname site called DNA 101. Recommended books for understanding DNA are: Debbie Kennett, DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century, Colleen Fitzpatrick & Andrew Yeiser, DNA & Genealogy, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, Trace Your Roots with DNA. Books featuring DNA in the British Isles and Ireland are: Stephen Oppenheimer, The Origins of the British Bryan Sykes, Saxons, Vikings and Celts (published in Great Britain as Blood of the Isles). See also http://isogg.org/wiki for many additional resources.

If you still have questions, contact:
Bonny Cook - cookdna at earthlink.net
Kathy Johnston - kjohns7900 at aol.com
Steve Trangsrud steve.trangsrud at gmail.com
Alice Fairhurst – alicefairhurst at gmail.com or
Doug Miller - djmill at earthlink.net

Please note that the FTDNA Surname Group Administrators are not FTDNA employees. They do not receive any form of financial payment or any other incentive or reimbursement.

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 12
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 88
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 155
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 65
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 325
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 17
Maternal Ancestor Information 476
mtDNA 520
mtDNA Full Sequence 148
mtDNA Plus 336
mtDNA Subgroups 19
Paternal Ancestor Information 764
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 43
Total Members 1013
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 58
WTY 1
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 79
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 25
Y-DNA Subgroups 31
Y-DNA111 65
Y-DNA12 691
Y-DNA25 645
Y-DNA37 610
Y-DNA67 301