Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Can you prove your lineage just so far and then the trail ends? Well, two Vick family members have started a project to identify direct line (patrilineal) male descendants of Joseph Vick through genetic testing. As is usually the case with the surname, a son got his Y-DNA from his father. The son's father got his Y-DNA from his father, and so on back through time. Y-DNA is passed from father to son virtually unchanged generation after generation. Occasionally, there are very small changes in the Y-DNA signature. These changes can be helpful in tracing a man’s Vick pedigree.
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/vick/dna-results for more information and test results. Over 60 Vicks (including Vicks from other clans and countries) have been tested - more than 50 of them are descendants of Joseph1. We have test results from all five of Joseph’s sons.
If you have questions, you can contact James Larry Vick for Y-DNA or Debbie Parker Wayne for mtDNA or X-DNA
They can suggest the best level of testing and give you additional information.