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 11
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 25
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 44
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 29
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 75
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 123
mtDNA 71
mtDNA Full Sequence 38
mtDNA Plus 60
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 150
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 16
Total Members 224
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 22
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 6
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 25
Y-DNA12 165
Y-DNA25 145
Y-DNA37 137
Y-DNA67 83