There is now a site for our surname, along with its spelling variations, for DNA testing. This is still somewhat new for most people, but very simple to do, and it may result in a lead farther back than where you are now. The web site to go to is http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/s/swink where you should read through the available information, then contact Mary whose contact info appears at the web site. She can and will answer any other questions you have and guide you through the process. The test person must be male and must have direct male ancestors with the surname Swank or variation thereof. There is a fee, but it can be shared by researchers of the same family, by siblings, cousins, etc., and the fee is not excessive. There are currently 9 subjects posted, some of whom have been found to be related! My brother is Subject #10 so we will wait to see if his DNA matches with anyone else. The more people who test, the greater the possibility of finding a match. My family group is tired of hitting the brick wall and want to know if what we think our ancestry is actually is what it is. This is a way for everyone to find out. If you have a match with someone else, you might at least gain an idea of what Swank family you are looking for and where they were. I hope you will all get your groups together, pick a subject for a simple oral swab, and everyone pitch in a few dollars to cover the cost of the test. Good luck!!!