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 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 37
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 25
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 48
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 104
mtDNA 58
mtDNA Full Sequence 28
mtDNA Plus 46
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 124
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 10
Total Members 186
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 16
WTY 1
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 15
Y-DNA12 138
Y-DNA25 115
Y-DNA37 107
Y-DNA67 59