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Welcome to the Vick Surname Project
The Vick DNA Project is primarily focused on finding family connections for men with the Vick surname. Our project supports traditional methods used in VICK family history research and genealogy. We are also very interested in those men who have Vick in their male line but who may have other surnames. And we are interested in variants of the name which are listed at the link below. If your surname variant is missing we'll be glad to add it. Some possibly related surnames have their own project web sites, linked here: VICKERS, VICKERY, FIX, and MacVICAR.
The most important information on the site is the results page. Here you will see a list of about 30 men who have had their YDNA tested. They are grouped by relatedness, with the largest number all related to the 1670 immigrant to Virginia, Joseph Vick, who was almost certainly from England. A number of the other members have no close relatives listed. For further information on this go to the DISCUSSION page on the link above.
DNA testing is a relatively new tool for genealogists. We are particularly interested in YDNA, the DNA that is passed solely from father to son virtually unchanged for many, many generations. Through comparing YDNA test results we can gain insights into how we are related to each other and to other families and break down brick walls. Ultimately it is a way for us to touch the long-forgotten world of pre-history and understand our ancient ancestor's roles in human history.
We are also interested in mitochondrial DNA which is passed solely from mothers to their children. Men do not pass on mtDNA. Therefore it is difficult to make family connections with mtDNA because the matrilineal records are much weaker than the patrilineal ones.
The name Vick appears to be predominately English but also is German, Nordic, French, Scotish, and others. There are many variants of the name many of which we list on the Family Tree DNA Vick project page.
PARTICIPATION: The process is very simple. It involves buying a test kit from FamilyTreeDNA for as little as $99. FTDNA will mail the kit to you. You then swab your cheek and send the swabs back to FTDNA. In a few weeks FTDNA will send you a report and a way of finding matching results on line. The Vick DNA Project administrators will then post your results on this site. Hopefully these results will tell you who you are related to through your paternal line.
Click here to go to a FTDNA page where you can order a DNA test kit. However, if you think you might be descended from Joseph Vick please contact the administrators at the email addresses below before ordering because we may want to advise you about what to order.
The two American Vick men listed below as administrators are descendants of Joseph - James Larry who goes by Larry and Lannes Ray who goes by Ray. Jason Vick, another descendant of Joseph, does most of the site web work. We have our own particular interests in this project but we are more than willing to include information from and ideas about any member's line. Larry is very active in the Yahoo group listed below where you will find lots of additional information on Vick.
We also have an extensive list of links to various sites of interest to genealogists in general and Vick family members in particular. Here are some: