I am coordinating a DNA project for the possibly related surnames of Stadler Statler Stetler Stotler and other variations.
When I published the Statler/Stetler/Stotler Newletter in 1986 and 1987 I set up 17 Groups based on their residence in 1790.I have not yet been able to connect any of those groups.I believe that 13 of these Groups have living male descendants.
Y chromosome testing could answer some of the questions such as: Do the Stotler’s of Maryland or Morgan County, West Virginia share a common ancestor with Casper Statler of Somerset County PA.Do the Statler’s in Missouri relate to the Statler’s in PA?
Y chromosome testing provides only information about an unbroken male line, a man, his father, grandfather and on back so it is very suited for surname studies.No health information is obtained by the test. The test is usually made by collecting cells from the inside of the cheek with a small brush.
I am very concerned with privacy issues and would do to meet any privacy issues.Unless a person is willing I will not share their name with anyone else.Of course I need to share the name of the ancestor.
Please write if you have questions and know of someone who would be interested in taking the test.