geneology family history dna testingY-DNA Project

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.

If you are interested in the VICK Y-DNA Surname Project, go to 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

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They can suggest the best level of testing and give you additional information.