Gingerich-Kingery DNA Project
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Below is a table showing the Y-DNA test results for members of the Gingerich-
A major goal of this project is to use DNA testing to develop Y-DNA marker profiles for each of the various Gingerich and Kingery lineages from around the world and to connect each member through their test results to one of these lineages. As more members join the project and more test results are gathered, new lineages will be added and existing lineages may merge. Gingerich or Kingery lines that were previously considered unrelated may be discovered to be closely related—and vice versa. Gingerich or Kingery families that have hitherto been unable to connect with any other known Gingerich or Kingery line, may be able to do so with DNA testing or perhaps even establish a new Gingerich or Kingery lineage to be investigated. When enough haplotypes—a haplotype is simply the entire set of test results for a particular person—for a particular lineage are collected, the modal haplotype for that lineage can be determined and will appear on the lineage header line in the table. This modal haplotype is the likely haplotype of the patriarch of the lineage. Specific branches of a lineage may show small differences from the lineage's modal haplotype and thus establish a unique profile for that branch which will be noted in the results table.
In the results table below, each project member's assigned ID is in the first column. In the Lineage Founder and Descendancy column is the name of each linegage's earliest known ancestor (if known) and descendancy info for each member from that ancestor. The estimated (or Y-SNP determined) haplogroup of the member is in the next column followed by all of the member's marker results (see below for marker color codings). If a marker field contains a p, it means that testing has been ordered for that marker and results are pending. After all the marker results, the Member ID and Earliest Known Ancestor and Descendancy columns are repeated followed by the general migration pattern for the member's line. Next, the Haplogroup column is repeated and then there is a column showing any Y-SNP results for the member that verify the haplogroup assignment. This is followed by the company that performed the testing and the kit number or other identifier for the test. Next are the IDs and links to any online databases where the member's results are also posted. Finally, the contact information, if available, for the member is listed.
Marker Column Heading Text Color Coding by Mutation Rate
|Rate Type||Header Text Color||Approximate Mutation Rate|
|Fast||Red||greater than 0.5%||(or classified as fast by FTDNA)|
|Medium||Green||between 0.2% and 0.5%|
|Slow||Black||between 0.05% and 0.2%|
|Very Slow||Gray||less than 0.05%|
Marker Value Text Color Coding by Allele Frequency within Haplogroup R1a
|Frequency Type||Value Text Color||Approximate Frequency|
|Rare||Red||from 0% to 2%|
|Infrequent||Dark Red||from 3% to 8%|
|Uncommon||Purple||from 9% to 14%|
|Under 20%||Blue||from 15% to 20%|
Marker Cell Shade Color Coding by Mutation Steps from Lineage Modal (in Yellow rows)
Below are analyses of the test results for each of the lineages represented in the project. As more members join the project and more haplotype data is obtained for each lineage, more detailed analysis will be possible. Genealogical information on each lineage and for members of the project can be found on the Ancestral Lines page.
Test results for the Gingeriches and Kingerys thus far tested indicate that they descend from a common paternal line ancestor and confirms the connection between the Gingerich and Kingery families. The earliest known ancestor of GK004, Michael Gingerich (b. 1754), was possibly a son of Yost Gingerich. After all of GK004's results are completed, the likelihood of this may be able to be determined. We can begin to build a modal haplotype for this Gingerich-Kingery lineage which is in the yellow lineage row in the results table above.
The Y-SNP testing of one of the testees (GK001) confirms the haplogroup of this lineage to be E1b1b (formerly E3b) which is associated with populations of the eastern Mediterranean and southern Europe. The Y-STR results further indicate that this lineage belongs to the E1b1b1a2 subclade of E1b1b. This is the most common subclade of E1b1b found in Europeans and appears to have entered Europe from the Middle East through the Balkans. This would be consistent with the Swiss-German origins of the Gingeriches whose paternal line ancestors probably migrated from the southern or southeastern Europe. See the E3b Project web site for more information on this haplogroup.
It will be interesting to see how results from the testing of other Gingerich-Guengerich-Gingery-Kingery lines match up with this line and whether all lines go back to a common origin. Therefore, we need more testees from other lines of Gingeriches, Kingerys, etc. from throughout Europe and North America to gain a greater understanding of the relationships among all these families. See the Join page for details on participating in the Gingerich-Kingery DNA Project and getting tested.