Wade Surname DNA Project


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This project is for all those with the surname Wade or a variant spelling such as Waid, Waide, MacQuaid, MacWade, McQuaid, and McWade.  As explained in the section "Using DNA for finding ancestors" the tests we use are on the Y Chromosome thus only males may take the tests.  Females have two X chromosomes while males have one X and one Y chromosome.  Females can participate by encouraging their male Wade relatives to join in the testing.  Your father, brothers, uncles, cousins, even son or grandson could provide the test sample provided the male relative has the Wade surname.  At that point you have access to all the results and the male relative who provided the test sample need not be further involved.  Once you are in the project you can order any test you wish but the only test used in the project are Y-DNA tests. 

Below are the costs for tests charged by the testing company.  (The administrators of this surname project has no economic interest in or relationship with the testing company.)


                    Regular         Member

                     Price             Price 

Y-DNA37      $169.00        $149.00

Y-DNA67      $268.00        $248.00

Y-DNA111    $359.00        $339.00


Neither the 12 Marker test or the 25 markers test are not listed above because their usage is limited.  The 37, 67, and 111 marker tests can be used to prove or disprove relationships as well as assist in measuring the distance between those relationships.  You can always upgrade later to more markers for a fee if you choose to get a  lesser number of marker test first.  However, you are encouraged to go for at least the 37 marker test immediately.   As you can see it is financial beneficial to you to order your test AFTER you join the project. 

We will be using the Family Tree DNA testing lab which can send test kits anywhere in the world.   

Each participant is expected to identify their oldest documented male ancestor (their patriarch).  This info will be used on our Patriarch Page to assist other participants to understand the branches of our families and their patriarchs. 

If you have any questions, concerns, etc. you may contact one of the administers. 

If you would like to join please go to the Family Tree DNA web site  or contact one of the administrators listed at the bottom of the Home page and include your summary genealogy leading from you to your oldest male Wade ancestor (your Wade patriarch) - only your direct male Wade line please.   After you are accepted into the project you contact us we will provide you with a link that enables you to order your test kit.