"It's In the Genes"

and the Haworth/Howarth y-DNA Project

My Direct Line 


I.   Uses of the Y-chromosome DNA signature as a research aid in genealogy.


   A.   Confirming and eliminating relationships, and focusing  research to related families.

      1. Confirms which variant surnames are in fact, family.   Note: I hope to have five sheets of paper showing present distribution of the different Haworth surname variants, displayed on a wall in the room.

   B.   Establishing a region of origin, and migration routes of earliest ancestors.

          1.  Directs research into a specific timeframe, and geographic area in recent 500-1000 years. 


II.   Brief explanation of how the Y-DNA works,  what it is, and it's significance.

     A.   The European haplogroups, what they are, and where they are principally located.

        Phylogenetic tree of R hpgrp              


        Migration route from Africa                       

     B.   The "markers"  (DYS markers).

     C.   What SNP's ("snips") are, and their significance.


III.  The Haworth/Howarth DNA Project, and a report by Stephen Howarth of Chester, England, our Project's web host.

      View #1          View #2       Spreadsheet View     (use return)


All male Haworths/Howarths/Hayworths will carry this signature -

       as did George Haworth, the Emigrant and his father James Sr.


     A.  Progress to date - two main groups

       1.  Tests on 8 reveal a "single" lineage

       2.  Other 5 are various lineages


    B.  Findings - can divide into 3 categories

      1. Deep Ancestry: 40,000 B.C. - 500 A.

         a. Refining the R1b hpgrp.  - SNP tests

         b. The "Frisian" group, and the Angles

             Chart of R1b-U106 distribution

                     U106 World Wide

       2. Angles settle in England  (Dark Ages)

         a. Anglian/Frisian tribes to north, Saxons to south.

       3.  Last 20+ generations since surnames

         a. Test results can make a difference

         b. Build database of largish sample; identify matches, shorten odds


    C.  Objectives for the future.

       1. Test more people; increase database

       2. Analyze mutation patterns; perhaps can identify different branches in

           England and Lancashire/Yorkshire


IV.  DNA testing companies, and the four present Y-DNA databases.   A handout list might be arranged, or at least displayed somewhere close, including a brief bibliography of genetic genealogy books.

           Questions from the audience.





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