If you are struggling to break through a brick wall on your HAM(M)ON(D)(S) family, please give DNA a chance to help you. I invite all HAM(M)ON(D)(S) to join by having a male HAM(M)ON(D)(S) of their line do the simple non-invasive Y-DNA test (just three cheek swabs needed--no needle sticks or blood involved).
A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father’s Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father’s father’s father’s) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.
If you care to participate, please see the following web site for details and remember to join the Hammond Surname DNA Project: http://www.familytreedna.comhttp://www.familytreedna.com
Variant surname spellings are welcome to participate. Examples of variant spellings include Hammond, Hammonds, Hamond, Hamonds, Hamon, Hamons, Hammon, Hammons, Hamman, and Hammans.