The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown.
If you believe there is a Strudwick or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you will need to find a direct line male in your family tree to participate in a YDNA test and represent your tree.
We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more.
Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. To explore your direct female line, you would order a mtDNA test and join this project. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Full Sequence test.
(There is also growing popularity of autosomal testing which is useful for finding recent cousins and relations. While not of great use to the surname project, Strudwicks with AtDNA tests can also join the project.))Order your Y-DNA test kit TODAY!!! Click "Join Request" on the top menu bar. Not sure? email Marcus Strudwicke, the project coordinator, and chat about it: Strudwick@one-name.org
Other ways to support the STRUDWICK DNA Project
Not everyone can afford a DNA test. However there are key individuals who's test results would be of immense benefit to the projects. To encourage their participation, we have also established a General Fund, to accept donations in any currency via credit card or Paypal. These funds will be held at the testing company, and used to help sponsor test kits for those key males who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of participation in the project.
We encourage you to make a donation, to assist in unraveling the Strudwick genealogy. To make a donation please click on the link below "To donate to the general fund please click here". If you decide to donate, please specify "Strudwick Project General Fund" in the top box of the Donation form.
There is no minimum amount to donate, and you can specify conditions to your donation. Any inquiries to the Group Administrator Strudwick@one-name.org