SIMPSON Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Simpson, Simson, Sympson, Symson

Background

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!

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 8
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 41
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 67
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 116
mtDNA 65
mtDNA Full Sequence 34
mtDNA Plus 54
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 143
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 14
Total Members 212
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 17
WTY 1
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 161
Y-DNA25 140
Y-DNA37 132
Y-DNA67 76