The purpose of the Strickland DNA Project is to determine Strickland kinship based on descendancy from Matthew Strickland, an early inhabitant of 1600's Isle of Wight County, Virginia, from whom many Stricklands are descended. Some of the participants have documented lines going back 8 to 12 generations to Matthew, and others are hoping to find a connection. The test serves as verification for the documented lines and as a means of comparison for the others. All of the earliest known Strickland ancestors from which the participants in the study descend are listed on the Ancestral Charts page.
Genealogical records (or oral family history) indicate that each donor is a descendant of one of a few specific Stricklands, Stricklins, or Stricklings. Each donor submitted a biological sample to determine if common Y-chromosome markers could establish any relationships between different Strickland/Stricklin/Strickling lines.
The participants include both male donors and some female sponsors. Some donors
have documented lines back to Matthew Strickland. The female sponsors chose male
donors to whom they are directly related, as this was a Y-chromosome (male) test
only. Since the female sponsors are genetically linked to this DNA project, the
results also apply to them.
Y-chromosomal analysis of the donors has identified one major Strickland line. The consensus of this line, Modal 1, is displayed. At each locus the modal type is determined by majority rule. The collection of the modal types are called the modal haplotype, and that modal haplotype possibly represents a common ancestor's haplotype. The data suggests that the donors within Strickland Modal Haplogroup 1 share a common ancestor. Some of the donors match Modal 1 exactly, and others exhibit one to three mutations from Modal 1. Such mutations are not unusual, especially when several generations are involved.
DNA testing is performed by
Relative Genetics, and our project is hosted by Ancestry.com. The Strickland Research Group
members and Strickland DNA Project participants would like to thank the folks at
The Center for Molecular Genealogy at Brigham Young University who helped us
begin the project (case no. SC2002-41) in 2002.
Additional participants are invited to join. If you are interested in comparing your DNA or have questions about this project or other ongoing research being conducted by the Strickland Research Group, please contact
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