Back in the early history of the Bushong family in Pennsylvania, it was claimed that the Beauchamp family changed the spelling of their name to Bushong in 1731. It would be interesting to see if this is truth or myth by using DNA. I think it is myth but who knows for sure.
So, I am very excited to announce to you a new project concerning the Bushong family and various surnames similiar in spelling who lived in the same areas back in time to compare DNA to see if they connect with a common ancestor back in time in Europe. I have now establish a Bushong DNA project with Family Tree DNA in Houston, Texas under the surname Bushong. This lab is a well establish and reliable lab. Everything will be confidential. We are very hopeful that everyone who has been wondering if there is a possibility that there is a connection back in time, will be interested in being involved in this project. The Bushong name has evolved into several spellings from what ever the original spelling was depending on who you talk to. The early family in Pennsylvania claimed that they came from France and the name was spelled Beauchamp. There are posts to this forum about that. In Switzerland it was Boschong but also spelled Boschung, and in this country many various court documents show various spellings from Boshong, Bosang, Bushing, Bossom, Bausaum, etc. The more we have participate, the better the results. Please get on board and publicize this project on your FaceBook page if you have one and anywhere else where Bushongs and Beauchamp frequent. Everything will be done in confidence and we will not be putting private DNA out on the web for everyone to see.
Many other surnames have been involved with testing and have been very pleased including the Sprinkles. It will give us a lot of information about the family and answer many of our questions about the various lineages.
Order your kit today. Call Family Tree DNA at 1-713-868-1438 to order over the telephone or visit their website: www.familytreedna.com.
Gloria Bushong Project Administrator of Bushong DNA Bushong Reunion Coordination - www.bushongreunion.com List Administrator of Rootsweb surname BOSCHONG ----------------------- It is a very simple procedure. You order the kit, it is sent to your home, you swab the inside of your cheek, and return the kit to Houston, Texas. The kit that you must order is called Y-DNA37. Follow the instructions when you receive the kit and then return to the Lab.
Sorry ladies, Males only carrying the Bossong, Bushong, Bosang and other various spellings of a surname can participate at this point in time so please go to the following website if you want to order on-line: www.familytreedna.com. The kit is a little pricey but they do have sales so when you call, ask about them. Possibly at another time we can upgrade to a different level and include females.
Y-DNA37 * FOR MEN ONLY. * Recommended level of Y-DNA tests. * 37-marker matches are highly likely to be related within the past 8 generations.* * Provides genealogically relevant matches and recent ancestral origins. * Recommended for confirming a genealogical relationship with another male. * Provides your Haplogroup: deep ancestral origin of the paternal line. * We store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in the future * NO subscription fees Your matches and ancestral origins largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with us. However, if your paternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right away. As our database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and we will send you e-mail notifications about any new matches. *Estimated for exact 37-marker matches, at a 95% confidence level.