The path of the Y-Chromosome as it is passed from father to son
So far we have had 3 DNA tests done for 37 markers, mine is the top one in the table below. Please note how, even though I am a direct descendant of the same person ( George Houseman, but through different sons of George) as the participants in rows 2 & 3, we still have variations ( shown in red ) in the results, probably due to genetic mutations.
As you can see from the table above the Haplogroup for the tests done so far show the result as I1 . From the map below it can be seen that this Haplogroup might have come to the UK via Scandinavia.
Y-DNA testing is at its most powerful when used with the existing paper records in trying to prove (or disprove) a theory or connection between two males with the same or similar surname. This can also be expanded to compare many MALES with the same surname as part of a Surname Project. With this mind I have had my DNA tested ( this only involves a cheek swab ) to see what the results are. Ideally I need others to compare DNA results with so If any one else is interested in having their DNA tested either out of interest (if they know they share a common male ancestor with me ) or to see if they are related ( if they belong to a Houseman group not known to be related to me ) then please contact me for further information including the cost. I am co administrator of the World Families.net Houseman Surname Project for anyone worldwide to participate in. CLICK HEREif you would like further information on the project or to join.
The Y-chromosome. It is what makes all babies male and is a record of our ancestry carried with us for the next generation to keep. We inherit a Y-chromosome from our father, who in turn received his from his father and so on. In fact, it can remain unchanged for many generations, so you will likely have the exact same Y-chromosome as your g-g-g-g-g-g-grandfather. You will also often share the same surname as it is passed down the very same line (which is why it is so useful to genealogists!)