HEFFLER and group surname / Y-DNA Marker Program
JewishGen and FTDNA are pleased to announce an extension to the Genealogy
by Genetics project currently in place. The Group Surname/DNA program
will analyze Y chromosome DNA markers in families with surnames that
appear to be derived from the same surname, in this instance all
variants derived from the surname HEFFLER e.g. HEFLER, HOEFLER, and any other possible
variants.. We need at least one male direct descendant from each family
group to include that surname in the project .
Our hypothesis is that they may be descended from a common male ancestor,
who lived 250-900 years ago. Thus far, these families appear to be
unconnected except by similar sounding surnames. The Y chromosome test that
looks only at male descendents can tell us whether any of these families
are related, and if so, within how many generations. Each participant will
need to submit a sample of cells gently swabbed from the inside of their
An explanation of the test and answers to frequently asked questions about
Y Chromosome DNA markers are at:
Briefly, the test examines the genetic sequences at each of 25 sites on the
Y Chromosome. These sites are called markers. If two men share the exactly
same sequences at all twenty five sites we can be fairly certain that the
men have a recent common ancestor.
For this group surname y-dna project, we need direct male descendents
of the family names derived from HEFFLER as listed above. A kit for the
analysis can be obtained from FTDNA through the Group's ordering page at
When a sampling kit is ordered from this site, it will allow for the Group
pricing, and the analysis results will be added to the Group's data
base. In addition, any Group member whose Y Chromosome shares all 25
markers with anyone else in the laboratory's 11,000+ Y Chromosome data
base, will be immediately notified if they select that option. The
discounted group price of each analysis including shipping is $171.00.
The discounted group price of the 12 marker test is $99. As mentioned in an
earlier note, I will pay half of the first five tests.
The link http://www.ftdna.com/surname_det.asp?group=Hefflerhttp://www.ftdna.com/surname_det.asp?group=Heffler
can be published in newsletters or other online websites and publications
that you are approaching to look for potential
participants who may be unknown to you at this point. This requires the
person to fill a form that explains why they want to join the group, and
ask for our permission to do so. They will then be entitled to the
discounted group pricing available to participants in this project.
Please feel free to copy this message to anyone who may fit the surname
criteria and ask them to contact me at [email protected]
I am developing a web page for this project at http://www.texsys.com/heffler_dna.htmhttp://www.texsys.com/heffler_dna.htm.