Help establish the DNA markers for the descendants of Rev. Ralph Wheelock. Taking a DNA sample is simple and painless, costs between $100 and $250, and can help solve some of the mysteries associated with the Wheelock surname.
The Wheelock Surname DNA Study is looking for men who can trace their ancestry through a male line directly back to:
The study is also looking for Native Americans with Wheelock ancestry, as well as men and women with Latin American and South American Wheelock ancestry.
Women can participate in the study by recruiting a male relative with direct male descent from one of the aforementioned people (or groups) for a Y chromosome DNA test; or they can do a mitochondrial DNA test, which will establish their DNA markers along a female line of descent.
To learn more about the science behind genetic genealogy, read this excellent introduction to the topic by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
Results will be kept private, and will help advance knowledge of the Wheelock family tree. To learn more about the Wheelock DNA Project, follow the link to the project home page. The Frequently Asked Questions page explains what types are DNA tests are available, how to obtain a DNA test, and how to submit results to the Wheelock DNA Project.