|How do I get tested?|
|To have your Y-DNA tested is really rather simple. Since your DNA is found in every cell of your body, most genetics testing labs only require a buccal swab from the inside of your cheeks. Upon request, the labs will mail you a pair of cotton swabs which you simply swipe on the inside of each cheek. These are then put into an envelope (or small vial) and mailed back to the lab. It takes about six to eight weeks for the results to be completed.
The following labs are recommended: Family Tree DNA; The DNA Ancestry Project / Genebase; and National Geographic's The Genographic Project. Just click on the one of your choice.
Once you get your Y-DNA results, you need to be sure you submit your results to various online databases such as Y-search, Y-base, and Family Tree DNA. You can have your DNA tested by any of the above companies and still submit the results to any of the above databases. For example, I tested with Genebase and submitted my DNA results to Y-search, Y-Base, and also to Family Tree DNA. The database web sites will allow you to compare your results with others that have been tested. If you have any questions, please inquire. I will be glad to assist.
Also, should you decide to get tested (or if you have already been tested) and you are in one of the following family lines - please send me an e-mail at: Rayhaupt@aol.com (Haupt, Pensyl/Bentzel, Erdman, Wynn, Campbell, Whisler/Wiesler, Everhart/Eberhard, Leonard/Leonhardt, Craver/Graeber, Byerly, Brinkley, or Hiatt).
Also, we need males with the following surnames to be tested as well: Houpt, Houpe, Houp, Haup, Haupe, Hawpe, Howpt, Hopt, Hoppt, Hapt and any other surname that closely sounds like Haupt. I have even found a couple of "Hope" lines that are actually Haupt lines.
Also very interested in Y-DNA results of any male German national with the above German surnames.