Hayes Genealogy DNA Site

The Hayes DNA test group is open to male descendants of Hayes and name variants such as Hays/Hase, etc.... The Y test only works with male descendants, however women can sponsor a Hayes male relative. We hope to connect families who share a common male ancestor and enable them to contact each other.

Basics of male Y - DNA Testing:

The Y chromosome is passed from father to son unchanged, except for a mutation about every 500 generations. Testing the Y chromosome will provide you with a genetic finger print consisting of 12, 25, 37 or 67 numbers. By comparing this finger print to others with your surname, you can determine if you are related.

The DNA testing could:

Identify others who are related
Prove or disprove theories regarding ancestors
Solve brick walls in your research
Determine a location for further research
Validate existing research


Testing for the group will be by Family Tree DNA at http://www.familytreedna.com visit their site for additional information, be sure to look at FAQ.

You can select either 12, 25, 37 or 67 markers:

The next step is to decide whether you test for 12, 25, 37 or 67 markers. The 12 markers are sufficient to determine whether or not two people with the same surname are related. The 12 marker group price is $99 plus $2.00 kit postage.

The value of the 25 marker test occurs when two participants are related based on the 12 marker test. When participants match in the 12 marker test, the test can be upgraded to 25 markers for a small additional fee of $49. There is no additional cost over initally taking the 25 marker test at the group rate of $148.00 plus $2.00 kit postage.

The 37 marker test narrows the time from the 25 marker test to the MRCA and cost $189.00.

The 67 marker test narrows the time from the 37 marker test to the MRCA and cost $269.00.

Upgrades/refinement from you present test are available, you must order the upgrade from your personal page at FTDNA to receive the Hayes Group rate:

12 to 25 - $49

12 to 37 - $99

12 to 67 - $189

25 to 37 = $49

25 to 67 - $148

37 to 67 - $99

The objective of the upgrade to the 25 marker test is to reduce the time frame of the common ancestor between the matching participants. The common ancestor also referred to as the Most Recent Common Ancestor, or MRCA.

Typically, participants are very interested in upgrading their 12 marker test to 25 markers when a match occurs. Two individuals are considered related for the 12 marker test if they match 12/12, 11/12, and sometimes with 10/12 with the same surname. In the first two situations, an upgrade to the 25 marker test is recommended.

Should I do 12, 25, 37 or 67 markers? Go to FTDNA to see the math behind markers & mutations and what should drive your choice.

Testing Method

You will receive a genetic test kit which will consist of a cheek scraper and a collection tube. In about five minutes, you will be able to read the instructions and perform a painless cheek scraping. The effect of using the scraper is about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush. A backup scraper & tube is included to insure that a good sample is obtained by our lab. We intend that you use them both!

You will receive a certificate showing your lab results in 6 - 7 weeks. Send your ancestry, e-mail and/or site url to the Group Administrator if you would like them to be shown on the Hayes Group DNA Site.

To join the group .................. Click Here to join

Contact the Administrator - Send E-mail to Bill

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