Hello, Burkholder/Burkhalter descendants ... I just want to tell you about an interesting project I have become involved with and hope that you or someone you know will also consider participating in it.
I was contacted and asked to be "the genealogist" for a Burkholder/Burkhalter Family DNA Project that is hosted on Family Tree DNAhttps://www.familytreedna.com/by a gentleman named Wayne Kauffman, who has Burkholder Family connections. The project has met an initial goal of investigating whether there is a single line for Burkhalter/Burkholders and is now moving into investigating, confirming or clarifying the family relationships surrounding the early American Burkhalter/Burkholder immigrants.
The Burkholder/Burkhalter males who have been tested seem to come from a variety of lines but so far they are going back to just a couple of common immigrant ancestors.We are looking at broadening, from the various known strains of Burkholder/Burkhalter family, the number of tested immigrant descendant lines.
At this time, it is direct line Burkholder/Burkhalter males, who carry the surname, which are testing.It is a simple matter to get a test kit and send off the swab that is used.Note that the price of the 37 marker y-DNA test can be shared among members of a family to assist getting someone in your line tested.
I am looking to encourage you or one of your Burkholder/Burkhalter male relatives to help us further our knowledge of the origins of our Burkholder/Burkhalter families.
For further information you can contact me at ruth.burk[at]sympatico[dot]ca with DNA in the subject line.