Wickizer/Wickiser Surname DNA Project Report #3
We have a new result to report. The Y-chromosome DNA numbers of a descendant of Isaac Wickizer, Conrad Sr.'s fifth son, have matched those of three other participants in the Project. This means that three branches of the family have now been genetically linked to a common ancestor.
We also received the results of a 37-marker test for a descendant of Andrew Wickizer. This now gives us enough information to search for possibly related families named Weckesser, Werkheiser, Wacaster, Waycaster, and Wacaser. We believe that some of these lines have to be connected to ours.
We're also looking for direct-male line offshoots of Conrad Sr.'s sons, Abraham Wickiser and Jacob Wickizer, to volunteer for the Project.
The Y-chromosome numbers for the Wickizer family are relatively uncommon. If we do get a match with someone from one of these similar-sounding surnames, there'll be no question that we share a common male ancestor with that line.
Please check our website, www.millefleurs.tv (under the "Wickizer Genealogy" link) for the most recent updated information on the Project.
Mary Wickizer Burgess
Prof. Michael Burgess