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The Wing DNA Project is open to all Wing families, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.
Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists!
Surname tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry.
Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails.
This Wing Family Project was started to:
Identify the likely DNA signature of Rev. John Wing.
Attempt to identify any English Wings whose DNA signature is similar to Rev. John's signature.
Identify the Haplogroup for the family to learn more about our ancient past.
Determine whether other Wing families in America are closely related.
Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
Identify and confirm genetic Lineages of ancestral families.
Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:
The participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor, Matthew Wynge (c1548-1614) a tailor at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of other Wings and the spelling variations
Your genetic matches who do not share the Wing surname
The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost
Some Advice if you are a male Wing considering ordering a Y-DNA test
- The Haplogroup of Rev. John Wing and his descendants fall in the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype (WAMH). The WAMH comprises by far the majority of Western European inhabitants (approaching 80% of the English population). As such, the basic 12 marker Y-DNA test does not provide enough information to determine if your male Wing ancestor was Rev. John Wing. The family has a couple of markers in the 13-25 marker panel which are rare enough to establish whether you descend from Rev. John or not.
- DNA testing has the potential to reveal a Non-Paternal Event (NPE) occurred in your direct male line. Basically stated, an NPE is when the father who raised a child is not identical to the biological/genetic father. NPEs can occur from a variety of causes including (but not limited to): Adoption, a widow remarrying and children taking the surname of the step-father, maternal grandparents raising their daughter's children, a woman marrying someone other than the father of her unborn child, an extramarital affair, etc.
- Joining a surname or geographical project will save you $$$. FT DNA offers a substantial discount on tests for persons belonging to a surname or geographical project. In addition, the project has an administrator who is knowledgeable about the family/area and can give you free expert advice.
Click here to order a DNA test in the Wing project.
- Wing Family of America, Inc. [WFA] website: www.wingfamily.org
- Wing Family Meeting Place [WFMP]: www.wingfamilymeetingplace.com
- English Map showing sites of interest to the family: www.communitywalk.com/england/hamburg/rev_john_wing_sites/map/51221
- Historic Wing sites in Sandwich: www.communitywalk.com/historic_wing_sites_in_sandwich/map/27748
- Free eBook explaining DNA testing: www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2008/03/11/new-ebook-i-have-the-results-of-my-genetic-genealogy-test-now-what/
- Free online government handbook explaining DNA: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook.pdf
- Charles Kerchner's extensive list of DNA links: www.kerchner.com/dna-info.htm