The Nigh/Nye Y-DNA Project needs participants. Only males have a Y-chromosome.Best MALE candidate (the older the better) to participate in this Y-DNA project, would have the surname of Nigh, Nye, Neu, or alternate spelling, with an unbroken, father to son, MALE ancestral line.
Other test kits, such as mtDNA (female lines) and the Family Finder kit (males and females) are also available for those wishing to participate in the Nye-Nigh-Neu Project.
Anyone can buy a Y-DNA kit for any male relative who would be willing to supply several inner cheek brushings (NO BLOOD). Donations of any amount are also welcomed to buy kits for those who wish to participate, but whose income is limited.
The 67 Y-DNA marker kit ($238 + nominal shipping) or the 111 Y-DNA marker kit ($339 + nominal shipping) is recommended for this project. These special prices are available when the kit is ordered through the Nye-Nigh Y-DNA Project at Family Tree DNA.
Once there are enough participants, evaluations and results from either the 67 or 111 Y-DNA marker kit should establish and/or confirm descent from German or English lines, and possibly differentiate between the descendants of different ancestral lines detailed in the Nye lineage books published by L. Bert Nye.
I am not at present an Administrator for the Nye/Nigh Project, but do administer another surname project, and will be happy to try to answer any questions. The surname project I administer has been highly successful at confirming research on the project surnames, and in some cases surprising us! DNA is the way to prove or disprove surname lineages established by research alone.