Hyde DNA Project- Background



de la Hyde, Dollarhide, Halfhyde, Hede, Heide, Heyde, Hide, Hides, Hyde, Hydes, van der Heyd


We welcome anyone with the surname Hyde or similar, listed in our surnames above, to participate in the Hyde DNA Project. 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. 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 or a variant. Both males and females can take mtDNA, Family Finder, and most other tests.

The mtDNA test traces your direct maternal line (your mother, maternal grandmother, maternal great-grandmother, maternal great-great grandmother, etc). It will not add information to a surname study but will give you information about the female side of your ancestry going back to a time before surnames were used. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down by the mother unchanged, to all her children, male and female. If a perfect match is found to another person's mtDNA test results, one may find a common ancestor in the other relative's matrilineal information table. However the match will not necessarily be within a genealogical time frame.

The Family Finder test is used to trace all of the lines of your family, both paternal and maternal, and all those in between (i.e. paternal grandmother's father's line). It is designed to find cousins in a recent time frame. This test can be especially 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 and order a kit at a discount, click 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.

Contact Dan Hyde hyde@bucknell.edu with any questions.
Website: www.HydeGenealogy.com

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 6
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 5
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 34
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 56
mtDNA 30
mtDNA Full Sequence 17
mtDNA Plus 27
mtDNA Subgroups 9
Paternal Ancestor Information 76
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 9
Total Members 101
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 13
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 14
Y-DNA111 11
Y-DNA12 65
Y-DNA25 59
Y-DNA37 58
Y-DNA67 31