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Tracing Our Wellhausen Ancestors Back with DNA Testing

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Tracing Our Wellhausen Ancestors Back with DNA Testing

jguittard (View posts)
Posted: 1268613816000
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Our new Wellhausen Family History Y-DNA Study can potentially help Wellhausens of all spelling variations (including Welhausen, Wellhouse, Willhouse, Welhusen, etc.) jump over brick walls in tracing back on their family lines to Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Combining state-of-the-art Y-DNA technology with traditional research, this all-volunteer Wellhausen family history investigation is designed to trace Y-DNA profiles of different Wellhausen family lines in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, America, and everywhere else back to their earliest detectable origins, and to find and either prove or disprove relationships between and within these family lines.

A Wellhausen who tests as a representative of his Wellhausen family line can find out whether (and how closely) his family is related to the Wellhausen families of:

JOHN ERNST CHRISTIAN WELLHAUSEN, whose son was born in 1751 in Adelebsen, Germany, on the HANOVER-WAYNE line, tracing down through Wayne County, Ohio, and

ERNST CHRISTOPHE CARL WELLHAUSEN, who was born in 1793 in Herzberg, Germany on the HANOVER-TEXAS line, tracing down through Austin County, Texas,


future testers we are now seeking from other Wellhausen family lines in Germany, Holland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and elsewhere.

In fact, our first two Wellhausen testers (a Welhausen and a Wellhouse) coming down from these two lines in Hanover in the 1700's -- not previously known to be related -- have already produced our first exciting match. We are looking for other testers to identify profiles for all the principal Wellhausen family lines.

The simple Y-DNA cheek-swab testkit for Wellhausen-surname males is easy and quick -- three swabs at 60 seconds each. No blood is involved, and no medical information is recorded or obtained. The testkit comes in the mail to the tester's home. Female Wellhausen descendants and male Wellhausen descendants not having the Wellhausen surname (like me) can readily participate and advance the study by encouraging their Wellhausen-surname father, brother, uncle, cousin or other relative to submit a test representing their common Wellhausen line.

We use the leading family testing company with by far the largest databank. No one with our Wellhausen study has any interest in the testing company or any related entity, or receives any type of compensation in connection with the testing program. Privacy of test results and samples is protected by the strict protocols and guidelines followed by the testing company, as required by federal and state law.

Y-DNA testing as a vital part of our Wellhausen group study has the potential to discover solid, highly reliable information of unique value on the history of our different Wellhausen family lines, extending many centuries into the past, that cannot be gained through any other means with any level of expense or effort. Plus, it's fascinating and a barrel of fun.

For more information, please visit our website at
It links to an FAQ, describes our results to date, and lists a number of the principal Wellhausen family lines in America and Germany, possibly including your own line.

We hope you or someone in your family will be interested in learning more about our investigation, or exchanging information about our family lines, and we look forward to hearing from you or your Wellhausen family historian or representative.

John Guittard
Volunteer group administrator
Wellhausen Family History Y-DNA Study

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