Thank you!!! I had no idea they would store DNA. My paternal line greatgrandfather passed away in 2015, and I really could have used his DNA to kick down some brickwalls (his wife was adopted by her uncle). That really made me aware I should be doing what tests I can while the people are around to do them.
I do have a lot of colonial ancestors that go back into England (I think I'm supposed to have william the conquerer and some Edward 3rd if I remember correctly, although not all the kings between) but they aren't quite the right lines.
The lines I would be testing:
-The Schaub's (my dad's) would go back to early 1800's Germany
-If I could get it, my paternal grandmother's brother's Y (Robaskiewicz) would go back to about 1850's Posen (the Polish part of Prussia. Poland if you ask them)
-mother's brother, the Hanes go back through the Palestine migration from Germany to British Colonial New York, and I can trace back into some point in 1600's Germany.
From what you said it looks like the Hanes are the only ones worth actively pursuing at the moment, but perhaps storing the others for future testing.
-my line goes back 12 generations if I counted correctly (which a G2G post a while ago was hoping to get 8 or 9 generation lines that had tested as those were uncommon) to my all line female ancestor born in 1631 Maine, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Williams-16089
-my dad's maternal line would go a woman born in 1727 Pennsylvania https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Zimmerman-86
(her mothers name is known but not birthplace)
-My maternal grandfather's maternal line (gotten from his sister) would go to 1848 Ontario https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McCulloch-1369
So maybe the top two?
So I get kits for my great aunt, my dad, mine is there, my uncle, and maybe my grandma's brother. That's four kits to buy and store for about $60, which is reasonable. And then I can go from there.
With those lines, would you recommend just the lowest tier tests? or jump to one of the others?