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. Understanding DNA Testing: Family Tree DNA provides information to help you understand DNA testing. Most people start by looking at projects which fit their surname. Across the top of every page are the words TESTIMONIALS, PRIVACY and FAQ. There are also excellent explanations of Y-DNA (male DNA) testing and mtDNA (female DNA) testing accessed from the left column. On the lower right column are articles which give you a deeper understanding of DNA.

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).

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 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 73
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 142
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 50
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 19
Family Finder 260
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 13
Maternal Ancestor Information 451
mtDNA 505
mtDNA Full Sequence 134
mtDNA Plus 320
mtDNA Subgroups 19
Paternal Ancestor Information 743
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 198
Total Members 972
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Unreturned Kits 54
WTY 1
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 78
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 25
Y-DNA Subgroups 29
Y-DNA111 49
Y-DNA12 663
Y-DNA25 619
Y-DNA37 585
Y-DNA67 279