Wickizer/Wickiser Surname DNA Project Report #2
Dear Wickizer/Wickiser Genealogists,
We now have six participants in the Wickizer/Wickiser DNA Project, and with three results in hand, we're happy to tell you that the numbers from all three individuals exactly match each other, 12 numbers for 12, a 100% certain match when the surnames are the same.
This is a great result! It means that the descendants of the two largest branches of the family, Andrew Wickizer and Conrad Wickiser Jr., have now been linked genetically. They have a common male ancestor who has to be Conrad Wickizer Sr. (d. 1802 in Luzerne Co., PA).
We've also recently signed up a descendant of Conrad's fifth son, Isaac Wickizer Sr., and we're still looking for a participant from what we hope is the cognate Weckesser family.
Our personal website, www.millefleurs.tv, has just been updated with the most recent information on the Project, under the "Wickizer Genealogy" link. We also plan finally to publish the Second Edition of THE WICKIZER ANNALS in '06, so please let us know of any updates from your families.
Mary Wickizer Burgess
Prof. Michael Burgess