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 24
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 42
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 71
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 119
mtDNA 67
mtDNA Full Sequence 34
mtDNA Plus 56
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 145
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 15
Total Members 216
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 18
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 163
Y-DNA25 142
Y-DNA37 134
Y-DNA67 79