Each Surname tested that is in “OUR”
surname lineage groups is listed below by surname
A quick and dirty definition of some words used in genetic genealogy:
A Haplogroup places you on the genetic tree
of mankind. Think of the haplogroups as the main branches on the genetic tree
of mankind. This is not really used for genealogy as it determines ancient
mankind, before the use of surnames, in the tens of thousands of years.
It takes a Haplotype to predict a Haplogroup. To actually
determine a Haplogroup from your markers you must take a Y-SNP test.
Markers are a set of predetermined places in a dna string that
are tested, these tests are given names and numbers and are referred to as
markers, the results of these tests create the marker results, which may or may
not link you to a particular surname.
These sets of
marker results are called a Haplotype.
There are different tests
There may be other names for these tests but discussing them by the
number, people will still know what you mean.
more marker results the better chance of finding someone you share a common
Haplotypes are important in
genealogical research. The test they use is referred to as an STR test.
more matches of markers within the haplotype the closer you are to the person
whose test you are comparing to, as long as you are with in the same surname
group. Although, there can be
mutations at markers, these can help in determining the distance in years the
two tested are from a common ancestor. Normally father and son have an exact
match on their markers, but a mutation can occur between father and son, or even
between brothers, as one may get the mutated marker and the other not. But
normally this changed marker is given to his descendants.
interested in learning more I recommend visiting the internet links at:
Blair DNA project: http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/dna101.html
DNA Project and Oppenheimer Clan data sheet
Male Relatives of mine who have tested
All Markers tested