Our goal is to build a database that will enable our families to determine which of the variant-spelled Boon/e lines are related and possibly determine the approximate time they began to branch away. Y-chromosome (male DNA) testing has recently come onto the genealogy scene. The Y-chromosome is passed from father to son only, from generation to generation, with little or no changes and can be used to prove or disprove lineage back to a Most Recent Common Ancestor, when compared to another “paper genealogy cousin”.
“We’ve received some very interesting results,” says Dell Boone Ariola, who co-chairs the Boone DNA project with Rochelle Cochran.
It is far easier to ‘disprove’ from which ancestral line you descend if your Y-DNA doesn’t match to a line you believed was yours. Then, you can start researching in another direction – or the test may confirm you are researching in the right direction.
This project is open to all variant spellings of the Boon/e, Bohun, de Bohun, La Boon/e, Bown/e names and some results and more information can be viewed at:
If anyone would like more information or have questions answered, please contact Dell Boone Ariola at firstname.lastname@example.org