Family Tree DNA - Genetic testing to answer your genealogy questions
Until recent times the only way to get information to complete your family tree was through family history and various private and public records. None of these sources was without fault, resulting in inaccurate family trees. There was also no way to affliate one group of people with another group of people that had a common surname, but no known connection between trees.
With the advent of DNA testing, more specifically the human genome project, it was only in the last ten years that the DNA structure was known well enough to do the testing available now.
We have partnered with the Family Tree DNA organization as have 90% of other genealogists to gain additional information about their family tree and history of migration. It is our goal to obtain DNA samples for as many different branches of the Würdemann family as possible to confirm or deny a genetic connection. We can finally learn whether or not the various branches are linked, and how. You may click on the logo below to connect to the
Würdemann Family Tree DNA project page:
The objective is to locate and test the oldest living male representative of each family branch. There is also maternal testing, but the main objective is to test lineage through the Y chromosone back to our ancestoral Y-Adam, about 70,000 years ago.
We will be providing additional links soon to more specific on the testing, what you get, permission to reveal your DNA results, and even discounts for project members!
Family Tree DNA provides the tests for the partnership between the National Geographic Society, IBM and the Waitt Family Foundation. Your tests results submitted for the Würdemann family DNA project can also be submitted to the Genographic project for a nominal additional fee. Click here to learn more about the Genographic Project.
What your DNA markers will show you is the what genes you have from what lines of people, from what eras and locations on the world map. Many of the people with a connection to this site have a German connection, but didn't start in Germany. People didn't move into Germany until about 10,000 years ago following the withdrawal of the last ice age. Homo sapiens had migrated along the Mediterranean and into France, Portugal, and Spain, not the the more northern areas.
A great way to see how we all originally came from Africa to where we are today is this playable version of the migration of man.