I am one of the volunteer administrators of the Newman/Neuman/Neumann DNA Project and would like to make everyone aware who are researching the Neuman surname of our project, we are actively seeking new members and would especially like to get more participation from our Neuman(n) cousins. DNA testing is a very useful and powerful tool when used in combination with traditional genealogy. With Y-DNA testing the project has been very successful at sorting out individuals into lineages, this is done by genetically comparing a male's Y-chromosome to others of the same or similarly spelled surname to see if they match and confirming a shared ancestry. Our project is growing quickly and closing in on 100 members. By taking part you could potentially find Neuman cousins in other countries, confirm you belong to a certain lineage or take your family history beyond where your paper trail ends. With each new member's results we learn more about the varied and exciting histories of the worldwide Neuman/Newman families. It is our hope that all Neuman lines will participate, not only for themselves but knowing they are helping future Neuman/Newman researchers as well. Our project's results can be seen at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/newman/results
and you can click the tabs at the top of that page to learn more about the project and hopefully decide to join us. Family Tree DNA does our testing but you receive a discount if you order through our project. Since only males have Y-chromosomes only males with the Neuman surname (or similar spelling) can take the test. Women will have to recruit a brother, father, or other male relative with the Neuman surname to participate for them. If interested in participating we recommend you purchase at least the Y-DNA 37 marker test, though the more markers you test the better (we don't recommend the Y-DNA 12 marker test as it isn't enough to definitively tell if you are related to someone else). The DNA test consists of a simple painless cheek swab. If you have any questions at all feel free to contact me.