Thinking about starting to explore your brick walls by using genetic genealogy aka DNA testing?
It's summer sale time at Family Tree DNA.
Join those of us who have entered a fascinating new aspect of genealogy.
Summer is once again upon us
and it is time for our Sizzling Summer event! Our
successful summers over the last two years have led us
to offer you great values again this year.
have been working with Illumina to offer our Family
Finder autosomal test for only $99 during our summer
event. In fact, if we receive enough orders at $99,
Illumina may be able to help us keep it at this
extremely low of rate of $99!
As you take
advantage of our summer event, remember that the
permanency of the $99 Family Finder test is actually in
on Thursday, June 27, 2013 and running until Friday,
July 26, 2013, we will offer the following:
Finder + Y-DNA37
Finder + Y-DNA67
Finder + mtDNAFullSequence
Genome (Y-DNA67, FMS & FF)
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY 11:59pm
CST, JULY 26, 2013, TO RECEIVE THESE SPECIAL
There are substantial benefits in pooling DNA results.
One of the main ones being the ability to compare like with like for all interested in whichever project.
For those tested at eg, Ancestry.com, Family Tree DNA offers a transfer program with a number of options.
The most basic simply transfers your results into the FT DNA system where you can take advantage of their tools, matches, and all the volunteer administrators who help interpret results and recommend "where to next".
Even better, take advantage of the re-test option which involves a new sample, securely stored, and with the gaps between the prior company test and those offered by Family Tree DNA, all filled in.
Check out the above link for further information, and please do consider this option.
The DNA Surnames site tidy up continues.
This time the Haplogroup side of the site had some overdue attention.
The menu structure has changed slightly in that there are now submenus for the project and haplogroup menus.
The main content change was to expand the haplogroup trees to (sometimes) include the known Patriarch (Y-DNA) or Matriarch (mtDNA) as well as the testee, and to give some haplogroups a separate tree of their own (I and R).
Also a probably vain attempt at getting some of the haplogroup names up to current terminology, using the ISOGG trees as the 'master', and referring to them using their terminal SNP name (eg L21) rather than their branch name (eg R1b1a2a1a1b4).
A few more notes have been included against one or two of the haplogroups, particularly where the names have changed over the years, eg L21 which 23andme still call R1b1b2a1a2f.
It is unlikely that this tree will ever be completely up to date which such changes, but the branching should give an indication of who shares which branch.
Those listed are only those who belong to projects shown in the Lineages section of the site.
Please report any broken links using the contact details in the footer of most pages, some are bound to have escaped notice.
FamilyTree DNA have announced a short upgrade sale for Father's Day:
From June 12, 2013 through June 19, 2013, we will reduce the following prices.
Y-DNA 12 to 25
Y-DNA 12 to 37
Y-DNA 12 to 67
Y-DNA 25 to 37
Y-DNA 25 to 67
Y-DNA 25 to 111
Y-DNA 37 to 67
Y-DNA 37 to 111
Y-DNA 67 to 111
order an upgrade at these special prices you may log into your personal
page with your kit number and password. Click on the "Order Upgrade"
button located on the right side of the menu bar. Then click on the
"Special Offers" button. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY 11:59pm, JUNE 19, 2013, TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE.
So, if you aren't up to at least Y-DNA37 or 67, here's your chance to refine the closeness of your matches.