Schrock-Schrag-Schrack Family Research Project - News

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!