Sunday, 23 December 2012

New project links

The project index has been expanded to include several projects of interest to Gail, including, in particular, the New Zealand geographic DNA project.
All projects welcome new members, with NOW being a great time to venture forth into genetic genealogy.

Discounts over and above those available to project members are available until the end of December.

Give your family a Christmas present by preserving a bit of yourself for the future and unlocking the secrets of your family history that you hold within your own dna - or find and enrol a candidate suitable for breaking down your genealogical brickwall(s).

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Discount time again

A great time to explore suspected relationships  and to validate your paper trails.
FamilytreeDNA have announced their annual sale.

All of the projects listed above right would welcome your participation if you are a direct male line for the surnames concerned, or can find someone who is for the family you want to explore.
We prefer Y-DNA67 tests to explore closeness of relationships, but for initial exploration of matches, Y-DNA37 is a good starting point.

Should you feel left out by this exclusivity, there are other tests that may be of relevance for what you are trying to prove.
Exploring/looking for relations in the closer generations, no more than 6, preferably fewer?
Try Family Finder, for males or females, using autosomal dna inherited, randomly, from all of your direct ancestors - but you wont know which bit came from which one without more tests from known relations.
mtDNA for exploring direct maternal lines, either sex can test, but the slow mutation rates make this of more limited usefulness for determining how closely matches match.

To order any of the new kits, go to your project of choice either by finding the ones above in the DNASurnames index, or by searching within the FamilyTree DNA database.

If aleady a participant, log in and order any of the upgrades shown below.

New Kits Current Project Price SALE PRICE (US$)
Y-DNA 37 $169 $119
Y-DNA 67 $268 $199
mtDNAPlus $159 $139
mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $199
SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence) $548 $398
Family Finder $289 $199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus $438 $318
Family Finder + mtFullSequence $559 $398
Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 $438 $318
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $837 $597
Upgrades Current Price SALE PRICE
Y-Refine 12-25 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 12-37 Marker $109 $69
Y-Refine 12-67 Marker $199 $148
Y-Refine 25-37 Marker $59 $35
Y-Refine 25-67 Marker $159 $114
Y-Refine 37-67 Marker $109 $79
Y-Refine 37-111 Marker $220 $188
Y-Refine 67-111 Marker $129 $109
mtHVR1toMega $269 $179
mtHVR2toMega $239 $179
mtFullSequence Add-on $289 $199
To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the Order An Upgrade button in the upper right corner. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.
Log In to Order an Upgrade.
As always, we appreciate your continued support.
Family Tree DNA
"History Unearthed Daily"

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Remember to check out the Recent changes in case changes aren't listed here.
Those for the FAMILTON related lineages are a few date tweaks.
Those listed for the HENDERSONs are the inclusion of Jean OSWALL of Stirling, the most distant maternal ancestor of Margaret McEWAN, wife of Archibald HENDERSON, a descendant of whom (Margaret's, not Archibald's!) has just had results in for their mtDNA - Hapologroup W.

A few other pages have had small revisions, eg DAWE and RICHARDSON, both being additional links to other pages with more information, particularly for lines not as yet represented in DNA projects, but Wanted!

Also check out the individual project diaries as appropriate (rhs links) for more project specific  activity.
The FAIRBAIRN project now has 52 participants, and the RUNCIMAN one has had a new result in recently.

The general links (bottom rhs of each lineage page), have also had a tidy-up, eg replacing the defunct dnaforums.

Friday, 20 April 2012

2 day sale - dicsount time again

Family Tree DNA (the company used for the DNA projects listed on these pages), have announced a two day sale.
I quote:
"Nearly the entire offering will be on sale these two days, including upgrades that were not on last year's sale.  The sale will begin at 6PM Thursday April 19th and will conclude at 11:59PM on Saturday April 21st. (assumed to be Houston time)
There will be no need for a coupon - all prices will be automatically adjusted on the website.

A great time to be in as the prices are discounted further than the already discounted project prices."

For most Surname projects the best tests are either Y-DNA 37 or even better, a Y-DNA 67, test from a direct male line descendant of the surname concerned.
Anything  less really only shows relationships exist back beyond genealogical timeframes.

Other tests may be of personal interest however, so all prices are shown below.
Go to your surname of choice from those listed and follow their join project links to ensure you enrol in the correct project, although this can of course be assigned later if need be.

New Kits
  Current Group Price SALE PRICE
Y-DNA 12 $99 $59
mtDNA $99 $59
Y-DNA 37 $149 $129
Y-DNA 67 $238 $199
Family Finder $289 $199
mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $249
Y-DNA 12 + mtDNA $179 $118
FF + Y-DNA 12 $339 $258
FF + mtDNA $339 $258
FF+ Y-DNA 37 $438 $328
FF + mtDNAPlus $438 $328
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-DNA 67) $797 $657
Y-DNA 12 $89 $59
mtDNA add-on $89 $59
Y-DNA 12-37 Marker $99 $69
Y-DNA 37-67 Marker $99 $79
Y-DNA 12-67 Marker $199 $148
mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR1 to Mega) $269 $199
mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR2 to Mega) $269 $199
mtFullSequence add-on $289 $219
Family Finder add-on $289 $199

Monday, 5 March 2012

DNA Surnames reload

DNA Surnames Lineages section has been fully reloaded.
Apart from individual dna results and chart updates, the main reason is a renumbering for some of the identifiers for easier linking to both the FAIRBAIRN and RUNCIMAN One Name Studies and to my own family tree pages. Links can now be much more easily generated.
The process may result in a few "not found" errors, which will be detected and fixed as and when noticed, but the short term problems will be outweighed by the easier maintenance between sites.