Updated 20 Nov 2022 To help find family connections for the HOPKINS of all spelling and variations. By joining the group you agree to provide the project with 3 things. 1) The surname of the person being tested. 2) The name, date and place of birth of the oldest researched male ancestor of your male patrilineal line and the oldest researched female ancestor of your matrilineal line. 3) Permission to publish the DNA results and the names, dates and places of birth of the oldest known patrilineal or matrilineal ancestor. To one day gain irrefutable DNA proof as to which branch of Hopkinses such men as Mark Hopkins of the Central Pacific Railroad's BIG FOUR, Stephen Hopkins, signor of the Declaration of Independence, the namesake of the Johns Hopkins hospital and others are in. And to credibly connect, or disconnect, any male Hopkins to any given Branch of Hopkinses through DNA testing.