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DNA Project

Modern DNA testing is taking traditional genealogical research in new directions. A great number of people have submitted their DNA samples to a variety of national and international data bases in hopes of making direct connections with those with whom they previously did not realize they were related. In association with Family Tree DNA, we have established a Slusher "surname project," the purposes of which are:

1.) Confirm the widely held belief that many 'Slushers' and 'Slussers' in America are decended from Schlosser immigrants who came to America in the early 18th century

2.) Develop a more complete genealogical picture of how this family spread throughout America

3.) Establish previously unknown kinship links

A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.

If you are interested in DNA testing and establishing a genealogical link to the Slusher line, information is available on the Slusher Surname Project web site.







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Last Update: 20 March 2010