Hybrid Tea Rose by Mrs. Herbert Stevens (4 May 2008) via Wikimedia Commons Open Rose Y-DNA Surname Project
 
Hybrid Tea Rose by Mrs. Herbert Stevens (4 May 2008) via Wikimedia Commons
Open Rose:  an Alternate Site for the ROSE Y-DNA Surname Project
UPDATE (21 Feb 2017):  The administrator of the FamilyTreeDNA ROSE project resigned and invited me to adopt the project.  I accepted.  This alternative web site, which I opened back in 2008, then stopped updating in 2012, will be undergoing a major overhall in the coming weeks.  Both this site and the official FTDNA web site will be maintained.
FTDNA Official ROSE Y-DNA Surname Project
FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions
Early in the history of the ROSE Y-DNA project, many members were tested to only 25 markers.  In most cases, 25 markers is insufficient to adequately support relationships.  While even twelve markers may be enough to disprove a relationship, at least 37 are usually required to confidently assert a connection.  (The bad connections made in my ROSE family were largely the result of relying on only 25 markers.)  In all my projects, I have standardized on 67 markers because experience has taught me that, in most cases, that level of testing is needed to make connections with confidence.  So, my advice to anyone who initially tested fewer markers is to upgrade to at least 67 markers.

Upgrading to more markers is especially critical if you are Haplogroup R1b, the most common haplogroup in western Europe.  Some 70-80% of males in the British Isles are R1b making it very easy to get a match merely by coincidence.  If you are getting matches in other surnames, especially if you are getting a lot of them, you definitely need to upgrade.

Surname ROSE has many different origins, and it's a common surname in the United State — in the 1990 census, it ranked 157th in frequency out of nearly 90,000 surnames.  Because of this diversity and abundance, it's possible to get a low-level match with another ROSE and still not be related, at least not within "genealogical time" (ca. 500 yrs or 15 generations) — we're all related if you back far enough.

Links to Results, Lineages, and Analyses by Haplogroup
E G  I1 I2 J2 L Q R1a R1b T
(Last updated 20 May 2012.)
External Links to Related Genealogy Web Sites
(If you would like your site listed, please contact me.)

Rose Family Association

ROSS Family DNA Project

George ROSE's Genealogy Web Site

Bill ROSE's WorldConnect File:  The ROSEs of Kilravock…

Brouwer Genealogy:  John Rose of Ohio
(a BROUWER > ROSE NPE)

Relevant Mailing Lists
ROSE-L ROSE-DNA
RootsWeb's DNA-NEWBIE ISOGG's DNA-NEWBIE

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Hybrid Tea Rose by Mrs. Herbert Stevens (4 May 2008) via Wikimedia Commons.
 
Hybrid Tea Rose by Mrs. Herbert Stevens (4 May 2008) via Wikimedia Commons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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