The Schaaf-Shoaf Surname Project
The Schaaf-Shoaf DNA Project uses the new tools of genetic genealogy and Y-DNA testing to enhance and augment traditional genealogical research into Schaaf and Shoaf family lineages from Germany, Europe, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and anywhere else in the world Schaaf and Shoaf families are found. All variations of the Schaaf and Shoaf surnames are included in the project such as Schaff, Shoaff, Shoff, Schaf, Schauf, Schauff, Shauf, Shauff, Schoff, Shafe, Shaff, Schoaf, Shoafe, Shofe, etc. The project seeks to help break through brick walls in research and prove, or disprove, family connections where documented sources are either lacking or inconclusive.Project participation is open to any direct paternal-line male Schaaf or Shoaf descendant?i.e., a male whose last name is Schaaf or Shoaf (or any variation) or a male whose biological paternal-line ancestry goes back to a Schaaf or Shoaf but whose last name was changed at some point, such as due to adoption. However, even if you are not a direct paternal-line male Schaaf or Shoaf descendant, you can join the project by sponsoring the testing of a Schaaf or Shoaf male from your immediate or extended family, such as a brother, son, father, uncle, male cousin, distant male cousin, etc. The success of the project depends on getting as many Schaaf and Shoaf males tested as possible, so please help this effort by getting tested yourself or arranging for the testing of a Schaaf or Shoaf (or any variation) male in your family. Also, the deeper origins of the Schaaf and Shoaf paternal lines can be explored through Y-SNP testing.It is highly recommended that, at minimum, the Y-DNA37 test be ordered which will provide an adequate number of markers for genealogical purposes and for finding matches in the Family Tree DNA database. For even better testing resolution and better matching, the Y-DNA67 or Y-DNA111 tests can be ordered.
Other surnames in Project
Schaaf, Schaf, Schaff, Schauf, Schauff, Schoaf, Schoff, Shafe, Shaff, Shauf, Shauff, Shoaf, Shoafe, Shoaff, Shofe, Shoff
Join the Schaaf-Shoaf surname project
If you want to join the Schaaf-Shoaf project please order your DNA test here.