I'm Sydni Thurmond-Hamill the volunteer FTDNA Thurman & Variations DNA project administrator. I wanted to let Thoroughman, Thoroman, (et al) researchers know that our project welcomes you to participate in our group. Genetic testing can help verify ancestry or disprove speculative relationships. Being part of a surname project is an excellent way to compare results and collaborate on research strategies.
We have one known line of Thoroughmans from the Mason, KY family and are seeking Thoroughman/Thurman men descended from the Adams, OH group. Some of these families changed the spelling of their surname to Thurman.
A DNA participant must be male with Thoroughman (or variant) surname and willing to share his results with the rest of the project members. The cost to members of a surname project (like ours) at this time is $154 for a 37 marker test which is the minimum number of markers to test for genealogic information.
Men and women who test autosomal markers in the tests offered at Ancestry and 23andMe are also welcome to upload their results to the FTDNA Family Finder autosomal test if they would like to participate in our surname project.