Schrock-Schrag-Schrack Family Research Project - News

October 3, 2016

At this point in time our group has had several additional NGS tests done and we have determined that around 2000 years ago we divided into two distinct clans. The Schrag clan and Stirnimann clan. Further testing of the Schrag clan leads us up to about  450 years ago, when we have the following “Wynigen” Switzerland branch of ‘Schrags formed, which occurred after being in Switzerland for about 1500 years. It is interesting that the two clans have continued living as neighbors to this day.  Schrag clan:

 J-Y20306 FGC45345 • Y20325 FGC45327• Y20316 FGC45339• Y20554 FGC45341• Y20321 FGC45322• Y20567 Y20573 FGC45338• Y20319 FGC45296• Y20306 FGC45371 • Y20334 Y20575.

The above ten SNPs will soon be available for testing  for assigning generations to some as yet untested Schrags.

During the last 450 years,the Schrag clan determined by test YF05349 has detected an additional  9 SNP mutations.  Part of our project now is assigning these  9 SNPs to various generations.  These SNPs should soon be available for testing.

ChrY: 3025554   ChrY: 8995237   ChrY: 14698375   ChrY:18860937  ChrY: 2769766   ChrY: 2769767

ChrY: 3013945   ChrY:5123140   ChrY: 5530525 

The Schrag clan determinedby test YF03103 has undergone an additional 3 SNP mutations whose place in thegenerations of Schrags .needs to be determined.  These 3 SNPs should soon be ava;lable for testing.

ChrY: 9387065   ChrY: 23120195   ChrY: 14743534

Also about 2000 years ago theStirinimann clan underwent the following 17 mutations whose location in timeneeds to be found through further testing.  These SNPS should also soon be available for testing..

ChrY: 3847684    ChrY:5110320     ChrY: 6908457    ChrY:9088343     ChrY: 9805793     ChrY: 13817703            ChrY:14156314   ChrY: 14943034   ChrY: 15213720  ChrY:15759074                      

ChrY: 15893000   ChrY: 16768507 ChrY: 16840623  ChrY:17445789  ChrY: 17825760   ChrY: 23766152            ChrY:14110513

May 4, 2015 

Our group now has its own facebook group

Please put in your join request


April 24, 2015

Exciting news!  The Schrock-Schrag-Schrack and Stirniman Surname Group has its first Big-Y and results are in for  
Kit # 192731.  I will let Bonnie fill in what we've learned. Because of the Big-Y test, we are now able to use SNPs at a
more recent time frame.  We need to have another individual in our group have a Big-Y test.  This individual needs
to be at some genetic distance from us Schrags, so the Stirnimann branch best fit the criiteria.  I have tried to have
mine done, but at a GD of 7/111 I am too closely related to #193731;   I have donated $100 to the Schrock
general fund for a Stirnimann Big-Y.  For the next week or so FTDNA will offer $100 off the price.  So if any of you are
willing to help some please let me know.  No need to contribute before we know it's a go.  Thanks for thinking about it.
I will be sending a e-mail to the group with this information.  Forgive me -Strnimann Branch=  for posting this before
notifying you.  


April 16, 2015

 Hello Schrag Cousins

I’m Tim Schrag .  Your group Administrator Bonnie Schrack, has asked me to help as a co-administrator of the project.   I am one of those Schrags who kept the Swiss spelling of the name as we moved to the US  But we have westernized the pronunciation a bit, so we say Schrag that rhymes with “bag”---yes, I don’t know how many times I grew up being called Schrag-bag!

An entry has been added to the results page which you might check out. Hopefully soon the group will be upgraded to the new My Group format which should be a bit like Facebook, and should provide a  better way to keep in touch. 

I was surprised to find out how many members there are in the group.  Some of you are  recent members so I especially want to welcome you.  So far,  member’s names are anonymous, so all results are given by kit number only.  Anyway, I have no secrets, so I am kit N131809.

I am certainly not a DNA expert, but am learning and am finding it all very fascinating..   I hope be in touch with you on the group.  If you have any question please feel free to e-mail me.


Good news! I've finally gotten in touch with a Schrag genealogist from Switzerland, and I hope he will help us make more contacts there, so that eventually the various Schrag branches in Switzerland can be tested. Most of the Schrocks and Schrags in America are from Wynigen in Canton Berne, Switzerland. Will we match the Schrags from Cantons Lucerne and Zürich? Already this friend is helping to sort out the early branches of our family tree. Anyone interested, please get in touch. We currently have participants who represent two of the main branches of Schrocks in America. Kit #N8644 is descended from Hans (John) Schrag (Schrock), who arrived in 1766 from Alsace. His 12 marker results show a perfect match with #9856 and #30740, who are descended from Ulrich, demonstrating that Hans and Ulrich were indeed closely related! The tradition tells us that they were brothers. We really need people from ALL the branches of the Schrocks, Schrags, and Schracks to join the project!