We invite interested Hauri males, of whatever spelling, to have a yDNA test and share their results with us. The Hauri yDNA project uses Family Tree DNA, which will do the test, report the results and notify us (with your permission). Family Tree DNA uses the lab of Dr. Michael Hammer at the University of Arizona, who has done pioneering work in the field of genetic genealogy.
- We are looking for paternal descendants of the Swiss Hauris and German and French Haurys. Most Swiss and German Hauri and Haury men, as well as French Haurys from Alsace, should have the same y chromosome. A positive match would strengthen the evidence that all branches of this Hauri family have a common ancestor.
- We are looking for paternal descendants of Hans Howry, the 18th century Mennonite immigrant to Pennsylvania. The results will help us confirm the close relationship between the Virginia and Pennsylvania Howry families.
- We are looking for male members of Beromünster’s historic families (Baumli, Brandstetter, Dangel, Dolder, Ernst, Estermann, Frey, Herzog, Kopp, Lüthert, Maier, Röthelin, Schlee, Schumacher, Stauffer, Suter, Troxler, Vonarburg, and Weber). Some of those families probably belong to the same male line but adopted different surnames in the 13th century. The results could show whether the Hauris were one of a group of local families, or whether they came from elsewhere in Switzerland (such as Steffisburg or Jegenstorf) or Germany (such as Baden-Württemberg).
- We are looking for male members of the Scottish (Orcadian) Horrie, Horry, Hourie, Houry and Howrie families. The results will show whether there is a relationship with the Swiss Hauri family. The Scottish and Swiss families probably belong to different male lineages.
- We are looking for male members of the French (Béarnese) Haurie, Haury, Horry and Hourie families, including the South Carolina Horry family. The results will show whether there is a relationship with the Swiss Hauris. The French and Swiss families probably belong to different male lineages.
Testing is Easy
Testing is easy. When you join the Hauri yDNA project, Family Tree DNA will send you a test kit. A DNA sample consists of human cells. A decade ago, DNA tests required a blood sample. Today, the most common method of taking a sample is to use a plastic swab to brush the inside of a person’s cheek. Some labs use mouth wash or chewing gum. The sample is then sent to the lab. You will be notified by email when your results are ready, typically just a few weeks.
Testing is Safe
DNA testing is different from both paternity testing and forensic testing. Insurance companies are prohibited by law from using genetic information to make health care decisions. Therefore, your STR and SNP test results cannot be used in any way other than you intend.
How to Join
You can join the Hauri DNA Project at Family Tree DNA. Current pricing (January 2012) is:
- 12-marker test $99
- 25-marker test $124
- 37-marker test $149
- 67-marker test $238
- 111-marker test $339
You should test as many markers as you can afford. The more markers you have tested, the higher the quality of the result. If you order a lower number of markers now, you can upgrade later. The 12-marker test is sufficient to confirm a connection to any of the Hauris already tested. A 37-marker test is the best option if you want to begin exploring the origins of your paternal line.
For more information, see Hauri yDNA Project at Family Tree DNA.