We welcome anyone with the surname Hyde or variants de la Hyde, Hede, Heide, Heyd, Hide, Hides, Hydar, Hidy, Hyde, and Hydes. Because surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome (your father, paternal grandfather, paternal great-grandfather, paternal great-great-grandfather, etc.) participation in this project requires testing the Y-DNA of a male who carries the surname. Since several Hyde families are genetically close, we recommend the Y-DNA 37 marker test as a minimum. To get the most accurate information and the closest results, Y-DNA 111 Marker or above is strongly recommended. Although a female cannot take a Y-DNA test, she can sponsor a test for a male in her family who carries the Hyde surname.
Note that the Family Finder test is used to find cousins, both maternal and paternal, in a RECENT time frame (approx 150 years or roughly 5-6 generations). This test can be useful for those who are not matching on Y-DNA tests, or who have hit "brick walls" in their genealogy research. Both males and females can order a Family Finder test.
To join the Hyde DNA Project with your existing test, simply click join, or you can order a kit at a discount by clicking on the JOIN REQUEST button in the toolbar at the top of the page, click on PURCHASE A TEST TO JOIN THIS PROJECT, and follow the instructions. The kit can be shipped either to you or directly to the person for whom you are purchasing.