Taylor Family Genes- Background



Tailleur, Tailor, Taler, Tayelor, Tayler, Taylo, Tayloe, TAYLOR, Taylur


The Taylor Family Genes Project -- with more than 1,000 members -- is the largest and best Taylor surname DNA project offered by any DNA testing company. For a common, multi-origin surname like Taylor, database size matters; it increases your chances of finding a match within the project. Having begun in late 2003, we have members with various DNA tests and are growing daily. Among our >600 members with more than 12 markers of Y-DNA results, we have identified ~100  genetic Taylor families and more than 250 unique haplotypes (individual family lines).

Taylor Family Genes Project 
(TFG) is an extension of your genealogy studies. The new field of genetic genealogy supplements traditional documentary research and helps to overcome brick walls and false leads. DNA testing is now a proven  tool for genealogists and can connect Taylors world wide.  Be a pioneer of genealogy's future, secure and share your DNA for history. 

We especially seek male Taylors for yDNA (ySTR) testing. If you are interested in joining please order the DNA sample kit from
 https://familytreedna.com. (Click "Join Request" on the top menu.) We are a DNA project; to join, you must have DNA results in the FTDNA database or order a FTDNA test. And, we are a surname project; our emphasis is on yDNA which follows paternal lineages. 

We urge you to read our privacy policy before joining. It is at www.TaylorFamilyGenes.info/privacy.shtml, and says what we publish and/or share. By joining, you agree to its terms. 

We respect members' privacy and take steps to protect it. Yet, you can not genetically match another without that person also matching you. Genetic genealogy is a mutual and reciprocal endeavor, a team effort; it can NOT be conducted in anonymity. 

Because there’s been some misunderstanding on this key aspect, we need to point out that willingness to share one's own genetic and genealogical information is an essential requirement for seeing others’ information. If those who match you can’t see you, you can’t see them. You can't "fly solo" in this undertaking. 

Taylor Family Genes is open to qualifying prospective members. We require a FTDNA test and at least one of the following: 
  1. You bear the Taylor surname. OR
  2. You have a Taylor in your direct paternal or maternal lineage. OR
  3. You have a yDNA match (meeting project standards) with at least one Taylor.  OR
  4. You believe that you may have a Taylor in your direct paternal lineage. 
Please use the Join Request link above or write to the project administrator (rt-sails /at/ comcast.net). Though we focus on Taylor-surname lines, we have members who may be biological Taylors but do not carry the surname, and others named Taylor whose ancestors may have had other names.

We ask, though, that you cooperate and take an active part. How much you benefit depends on how much you help yourself.

  1. Provide an e-mail address for contact and keep it current, (You may wish to designate a beneficiary for your account when you are no longer able to actively manage it.) 
  2. Enter you Most Distant Ancestor information on your My FTDNA page provided (name, year & place of birth, year & place of death) 
  3. Submit your Taylor lineage for sharing with those you match and/or publication on the project website;  and 
  4. Respond to communications from project administration and those with whom you match. 


With the use of DNA testing, we hope you can get past brick walls and create crossroads with traditional paper trail genealogical records, connecting with others of similar DNA results. Be a pioneer of the future, secure and share your DNA for history.

  1. We recommend a Y-STR test of 37 or more markers in order to establish genealogically significant genetic matches. Lesser tests contain less genetic information, carry less confidence and are less precise. (Some need more than 37 markers.)
  2. We recommend communication among our members, especially those sharing genetic matches, and ongoing documentary genealogy to discover common ancestors. 
  3. We recommend that members keep e-mail addresses current and unblocked to us and FTDNA so that we may communicate with you. Matches may take time (possibly, years) to develop, as new members join. (If you use an "approved list" to control spam, add us to it.)
  4. We recommend that members use their My FTDNA pages to enter their earliest known (most distant) maternal and paternal ancestors. Include given names, birth & death dates, and birth & death places so that the ancestor is uniquely identified. ("Mr. Taylor" doesn't cut it.)
  5. We recommend that members submit paternal lineage trees for publication on our website. (See below.) 
  6. After reviewing your results, we may have more recommendations for your individual situation. 
With TFG's team of several volunteer administrators to serve the project and its members, we are able to provide services that other projects can not. As examples: 
  • We publish this site you're viewing now, www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes with basic information and test results;
  • We publish a newsletter in the form of a blog at http://taylortopicsdna.blogspot.com;
  • We publish another, separate website at www.TaylorFamilyGenes.info for information which doesn't fit into this format, including lineage trees; 
  • We actively look for matches for you and follow up on matches, interpreting their genealogical significance.
  • We e-mail periodic project status and performance updates to all members.
The Taylor Family Genes Project represents an extension of your genealogy studies. The new field of genetic genealogy is a supplement to traditional documentary research and may help to overcome brick walls and false leads. DNA testing is now a proven  tool for genealogists and can provide a means of connecting Taylor's world wide.  Become a pioneer of the future, secure and share your DNA for history. For more information contact the project group administrator: Ralph Taylor, rt-sails at comcast.net, George & Judy West, and

General Fund

Current balance: $315.75

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $100.00 7/24/2016 James H Taylor     Individual
Credit $50.00 10/21/2015 Jeremy James Taylor To assist in the identification of Taylor Lines in the London, England Area   Unknown
Debit $99.00 8/10/2015     142013 Unknown
Debit $129.00 1/9/2015       Unknown
Debit $129.00 1/9/2015       Unknown
Debit $129.00 9/17/2014       Unknown
Credit $100.00 9/13/2014 Jeffery Taylor Paying it forward   Individual
Debit $139.00 3/16/2014       Unknown
Debit $141.25 3/4/2014     334435 Unknown
Credit $100.00 2/24/2014 Susan McIver Abernathy To fund Taylor tests for backgrounds to the 1700s.   Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 70
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 131
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 244
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 157
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 479
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 37
Maternal Ancestor Information 707
mtDNA 417
mtDNA Full Sequence 269
mtDNA Plus 364
mtDNA Subgroups 27
Paternal Ancestor Information 950
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 158
Total Members 1234
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 95
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 60
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 32
Y-DNA Subgroups 134
Y-DNA111 210
Y-DNA12 920
Y-DNA25 829
Y-DNA37 805
Y-DNA67 500