Joseph Hastings

The Joseph Hastings (2) family

About the Thomas Hastings Descendants Database Project:  This database of Thomas Hastings descendants and related families was begun nearly 20 years ago.  It now contains over 42,000 individuals — many with narrative, photographs and other life artifacts such as signatures, Wills, etc..  The goal of this project is to produce a modern update to the venerable Hastings Memorial originally published in 1866 that will carry as many lines as possible to the present day.  Shown below are some surnames of those descendants who have contributed information to this line; relative to the other lines, we have a small number of contributors.  If you would like to contribute your line, please email Scott Billigmeier ( 


Thomas Hastings Y-DNA Project:  We are looking for descendants of Thomas Hastings whose ancestry is patrilineal (unbroken male line from father to son) for the purpose of determining his English ancestry.  Thus far, the paper trail has run cold beyond his departure from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in April 1634.  Identifying the Haplogroup and subclade of his male descendants, with the unique DNA sequences that mark every Y chromosome, will be key to solving mysteries such as when the Hastings arrived in the British Isles, perhaps where and whether, once and for all, they are connected to the noble Hastings families.

We are in particular need of qualified volunteers descended from this son. For more information on how to participate please visit our Y-DNA project page.