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The Schultz-Scholz etc. surname is an occupational name (essentially a tax collector) so men with this surname can have many different lineages. The more people who join the project the better we can define those individual lineages. If you know someone with a related surname, please invite them to migrate their DNA test results to Family Tree DNA, or if not yet tested, please test here, and in either case, please join this project if you are a male with a related surname.

While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!