In the Spring of 2001, the Bolling Family Association undertook a y-chromosome DNA study to try and define the various Bolling/Bowling/Bolen/Bouldin immigrants to the U.S. To learn more about the use of DNA in genealogy click here DNA - 101 or here Genealogy FAQ's As of today, there are over 300 males involved in the study. The results thus far are available at the Bolling Page at FamilyTreeDNA.com. A total of eight families or haplotypes have clearly been identified. The males in these groups share a common Bolling ancestor. In some cases, where there is general agreement among the testees, that males ancestor can be identified. For example, the descendants of Robert Bolling 1646-1709, progenitor of the Red and White Bolling lines is clearly defined in Group 1.
If you are interested in participating, you must be a male with the Bolling (any spelling) surname. The cost for the test is $99. To enroll send an email to larry along with your mailing address and a brief family tree from you to your earliest known Bolling ancestor. The kit and an invoice will be mailed to you. Results take about two months.
Fh # refers to classification found in The Bolling, Bowling, Bolen Family in America before 1800 by Todd Bolen and Lois Stange, 2nd Addition, August 1997 .
This chart shows only the first 12 markers of each Family Group. To see complete markers, go to: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Bolling
To learn more about each Family Group go to: DNA Family Groups
To see the complete markers beyond the initial 12 markers, click here: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Bolling