The Bucher Y-DNA Research Project has now tested 3 males related to the 1727 immigrant Nicholas Bucher of York Co. PA, as well as 35 males total, and those DNA results invalidate many trees published on the Internet, while revealing new evidence about Nicholas' family(details at http://www.SiteServers.net/family/dnahttp://www.SiteServers.net/family/dna )
The "myths" that are not true about Nicholas:
1) Nicholas is definitely not related to Bartholomew Bucher of Frederick Co., MD as many Internet trees suggest. Their DNA is very different.
2)Nicholas is not related to Peter Bucher/Booher of Fayette Co. PA.
3)Nicholas is not related to the Bucher lines living in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County, as some trees show.
New truths about Nicholas:
1)Nicholas is related to another Bucher line from Switzerland that immigrated in the early 1800's to Northampton County, PA, in which another Nicholas born in 1808 moved in 1837 to Northumberland County where he is buried.
2)Many early 1700's branches of Nicholas line have never been identified before for lack of documentation, but our DNA tests are able to discover them. For instance, the DNA of Adam Bucher born 1767 who died in Adams County, PA is identical to Nicholas Bucher's line. As more Bucher males are tested more missing sons will be uncovered.
We are now testing a male Bucher living today in Canton Bern, Switzerland who could match Nicholas, as this is where he is reportedly from. Consult http://www.SiteServers.net/family/dnahttp://www.SiteServers.net/family/dna for future news.