SIMPSON Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background



Simpson, Simson, Sympson, Symson


A surname itself gives us limited, 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!

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 8
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 25
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 43
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 29
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 72
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 122
mtDNA 68
mtDNA Full Sequence 35
mtDNA Plus 57
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 148
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 16
Total Members 220
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 21
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 24
Y-DNA12 164
Y-DNA25 143
Y-DNA37 135
Y-DNA67 80