Thursday 14 May 2009

14th: Upgrade promotion

Family Tree DNA have announced an upgrade promotion (not for new kits).

Emails are being sent to eligible participants with instructions on how to claim the discounted upgrade prices (reputed to be an average of 25% off the normal cost).

Note the instructions in the email:
To order this special offer log into your personal page and click on the special offers link on the left hand navigation bar.

As an indication, normal upgrade prices are in the vicinity of $US 49 for each of 12 to 25, 25 to 37 markers, and $US 99 for 37 to 67 markers.

So, if you want to see how your results might match at a higher level, get in while this lasts (only for the week from May 14th through May 23nd).


The DAVIDSON supplementary pages have been revamped in line with the earlier changes to the other surnames. However, these pages only contain those who match the Chirnside family of John DAVIDSON, a very very small extract from the main DAVIDSON project.

See each particular project blog for other updates (eg McADIE).

Wednesday 6 May 2009

6th: Further to yesterday

Following on from yesterday's refresh, the Portal section of the website has also now been fully reloaded, including the new McADIE project in the throes of being established (one member already).

Each project may now have up to 3 DNA Study links:
1 for the basic project information held on Family Tree DNA
1 for the summary results and patriarch lineages held on World Families Network
and another for any more detailed results, and dna signature charts with analysis held on the Lineages portion of the DNA Projects Portal web site.

Whereas listing in the Portal section of the website is open to anyone caring to send me an email, the latter two generally only apply to those surnames of interest to the webmistress.

Tuesday 5 May 2009

5th: Site revamp

The lineage portion of the DNA Projects Portal has had a revamp.

The program I use to build these pages (Second Site) has just been released with a new version that makes it much easier to present dna results both in grids and in "signature charts" (click on the links for examples).

Therefore most of the surname pages now have a dna results and charts section incorporated in these pages instead of referring you off to other sites.

See the individual surname project diaries for any project specific details.