- The Hyde DNA Study has enabled several of us in the R1a1a haplogroup to break through the “brick wall” of 1796. It has since re-united a family that I had never imagined. We now have joined 7 different Hyde lines that drifted apart in the late 1700’s. Besides the DNA matching up, several of us have exchanged photos and WOW!!! The family traits are astounding, further tying us together.
I have a feeling that all of us R1a1a Hydes may be the same family. If you look at DYS448, ALL of us that have proven relationships have a value of “0”. I think that is a unique identifier for us. As my cousin Tom has said, “It looks as though half of the Hydes went down the East coast, the other half went through the Cumberland Gap with Daniel Boone”.
I urge all Hydes to get involved to help us to sort out this big puzzle.
Dan G. Hyde, Cedar Hill, Mo.