DNA Project

The Park/e/s DNA Surname Project

The availability of DNA testing for genealogical purposes has enabled many to overcome “brick walls” in their family research, and Parke Society members have benefited greatly from this relatively new genealogical tool.

By testing the Y-chromosome of males bearing the Park/e/s surname and comparing the results with others in our database, we can determine whether participants share a common male Park/e/s ancestor. With numerous well-researched lines represented in our database, each new project member is likely to find a genetic connection to others who may have valuable lineage information to exchange. In the case of members who can only trace their Park/e/s ancestry back several generations, combining test results with the resources available to the Parke Society makes it possible to eliminate lineages which do not connect genetically, and to search the genetically linked lineages for likely candidates for the father of one’s earliest known male Park/e/s ancestor.

To join the Park/e/s DNA Surname Project and order a test at the reduced group rate, click here Park/e/s FTDNA. http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?&group=Parke&vGroup=park-e-s

For questions about the Park/e/s DNA Surname Project, contact the group administrator at parksken49@gmail.com

To view the Park/e/s DNA Surname Project website click here: FTDNA. http://www.familytreedna.com/public/park-e-s/

LINEAGE Information of Park/e/s DNA Participants

The table below lists the haplogroup pages along with the lineage information and group analysis pages with the known ancestry of each test participant. The principal information iTests are listed in the same order in which they appear in the ‘Y Results’ table on the Park/e/s DNA project website hosted by FTDNA (click on FTDNA to go directly to that page). http://www.familytreedna.com/public/park-e-s/default.aspx?section=ycolorized

Matching test results have been grouped together and color-coded for easier comparison on the ‘Y Results’ page. Tests are first grouped by Haplogroup, then by the subgroups within that Haplogroup using the Parke Society LINEAGE Key designation, when known. The Parke Society (PS) assigns a LINEAGE Key (LK) to each lineage within its membership. These are designated by using LK=__ and I have used those LK designations for each participant and/or group, when known.

Click on any highlighted group name to jump to its lineage information page. Pages marked as "Reserved for future use" are unlinked. Please contact the group administrator at parksken49@gmail.com if you have any questions concerning haplogroups, groups, and DNA marker tests, as well as incorrect or missing information.

HAPLOGROUP I-M170

About My Haplogroup: Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. LINEAGEs not in branches I1, I2a or I2b are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe.

HAPLOGROUP I-M223

About My Haplogroup: The lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe.

HAPLOGROUP I-M253

About My Haplogroup: The lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in northwest Europe and has since spread down into Central and Eastern Europe, where it is found at low frequencies.

HAPLOGROUP J-M172

About My Haplogroup: This lineage originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. As with other populations with Mediterranean ancestry this lineage is found within Jewish populations.

HAPLOGROUP Q-M3

About My Haplogroup: This haplogroup is the only lineage strictly associated with native American populations. This haplogroup is defined by the presence of the M3 mutation. This mutation occurred on the Q lineage 8-12 thousand years ago as the migration into the Americas was underway. There is some debate as to on which side of the Bering Strait this mutation occurred, but it definitely happened in the ancestors of the Native American peoples.

  • Group 019: Q-M3
  • Group 020: Reserved for future use
  • Group 021: Reserved for future use

HAPLOGROUP R-M198

About My Haplogroup: The undifferentiated R lineage is currently found in India, Pakistan, and Central Asia at intermediate frequencies.

HAPLOGROUP R-M269

About My Haplogroup: The R-M269 lineage likely began in West Asia. It is the descendant of the major R-M343 lineage. Some of your genetic cousins traveled northwest into Central Asia and on to Europe. Others moved south and entered the Levant Region.

HAPLOGROUP UNDETERMINED