Mills Y-DNA Project
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the Project Coordinator.
Mills yDNA Project Overview
The Mills DNA Surname Project began in October of 2002. Reflected below are the results and some conclusions that can be made so
far, however, more lines are being tested.
All DNA participants should read the information at
I have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy, Now What Do I Do?
which will help them gain a better insight on how to interpret these
results. I have also included many other
useful sites for interpreting the results on my
'DNA Project Info' which can be accessed by using the button at the top
of this page. Mills DNA testing is being performed by
Current Project Stats:
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|2/10/10 - New results posted.
FamilyTreeDNA is having a sell for those that were tested at another
lab. Use this form
I got married on the 4th of July, my name is now Charlene Tindall.
Please read FamilyTreeDNA's new guide
I have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy, Now What Do I Do?|
|2/1/09 - Are you wondering why
your yDNA results, match so many other's results, that do not have
the same surname? Here is an internet site that explains 'Surname
|7/8/2008 - New Mills Book The Mills Name in History.
Revised the Mills Library.|
|3/17/08 - I created a Mills yDNA
Facebook group to create greater exposure to this project.|
|2/21/08 - We hit a milestone of 100
|11/5/2006 - Members wanting to
discuss their results can so here
|10/10/06 - New 67 marker results are
coming in. To view these results, please see this page
- look in the Y-Results tab. The
participants' that do not have their earliest ancestor on this site,
can add it by going to their personal results page on FamilyTree
|This month's FamilyTreeDNA
Facts and Genes
|Past month's FamilyTreeDNA
and Genes newsletters.|
The American Surnames
book by Elsdon C. Smith 1997 states 'The third most
important building in the village would be the mill, and family adjacent
thereto would be Mills, Mull, Milne or Trevelyn if British, and Desmoulins,
Mullins, or Moulins if French. Based on this statement and the results
received to date it appears there could have been many different unrelated
families living near a mill and that took the Mills surname.
Therefore, there could be many unrelated Mills family lines in the United
States. To learn more about surnames history, and how they started,
see this site:
What's In a Name? Your Link to the Past
Below are the links to the test results received back so far. Some of the
participants have provided me authorization to
provide contact information, to contact them click on the kit number or the
researcher's name .
All of the participate have provided their pedigrees which includes their
earliest known ancestor. To view the participants' ancestry, click on the
earliest ancestor's name. Participants with pending results can be
view on this page Participants
with Results Pending
Participants have been placed in a group based on there
test results. Matching results and results that are just different by
one numbers (different number highlighted in
yellow) were placed in the same group.
Sometimes I put groups into subgroups (i.e. a, b, c) just to point out they
are not an exact match. If the participant has no
match or close match, they were not placed in a group.
Mills yDNA Results Groups
Haplogroup Results - Groups 100
Mills I Haplogroup
Results - Groups 500 through
Mills Other Haplogroup
Results - Haplogroups G, E, and Q - Groups 300 & 700
FamilyTreeDNA automatically posts all results to this page. I only post results for those that have submitted their
pedigree to me in the links above. If the participants earliest
ancestor is not shown, it is because the participant has not entered
the information on their personal results page.
About Mutation Rates
Family Tree DNA
It is obvious from our observation of 1000's of samples
that some markers change or mutate at a faster rate than others. While
that actual 'faster rate' has not yet been definitively calculated, not
all markers should be treated the same for evaluation purposes.
The markers in magenta (on the results
tables) have shown a faster
mutation rate then the average, and therefore these markers are very
helpful at splitting lineages into sub sets, or branches, within your
Explained another way, if you match exactly on all of the markers except
for one or a few of the markers we have determined mutate more quickly,
then despite the mutation this mismatch only slightly decreases the
probability of two people in your surname group who match 11/12 or even
23/25 of not sharing a recent common ancestor.
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as of 8/2003