DNA study started for all Junghen families

A while back Roger Yonkin asked me about any interest in DNA I might have. Over the past year I have read about DNA studies for genealogy purposes. I didn't realize a company had set up to cater specifically to genealogy nuts like us. The FamilyTreeDNA.COM site does just that.

Click here to view our current DNA test results

Christine Rose, over many years, has done a study of the various ROSE surname families. She started this DNA project over a year ago and has almost 150 participants.

The test results from this ROSE STUDY were to put it mildly amazing! You can read about it here (where they put a synopsis of the study results).


I think this offers the Junghen researchers a very unique opportunity. Unlike the ROSE families, most of us are related I believe to a common ancestor in Germany. But I would also like to take this a step further and try to establish the links internationally. So I have set up a study for any JUNGHEN (and all the spelling varieties) to join.
In order to participate in the Y-Chromosome DNA test (with 12 markers) the participant should be a male with some variant of the surname JUNGHEN. In simple terms, these genetic markers are passed from male to male in successive generations. So if you are a female (as I am) you will need to find a close MALE relative with your same ancestry that still carries the JUNGHEN/YOUNKIN name.

A discussion of the various tests they offer is here:

And for general information about DNA:

My personal goal (and why I am willing to put some work into this) is that I believe this will help many researchers to #1 more easily find their own JUNGHEN ancestral line, #2 I hope we will be able to involve other JUNGHEN families on an international basis.

Participation decisions are completely up to the participant. You can join and choose not to disclose the results of your test to anyone besides yourself. Or you can choose to just disclose the DNA data with no identifying information about yourself. Privacy is very important to me and to this company! So quite simply your participation level is your choice. But we hope you'll participate one way or the other.

If you think you might be interested in participating please contact me privately (donna@familytrail.com) and I will give you the information on our group discounted prices and additional information. The cost of the basic 12 marker test with our group discount is $99.



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