Sunday, December 26, 2010

26th: Results update

The chart on the results table that links to the supplied pedigrees has been updated to include the preliminary results for R-42, who is hoping to match our newest recruit, R-43.

The basic result chart, unlinked to pedigrees, is a direct link to the Family Tree DNA result spreadsheet, and should always be fully up to date, albeit not linked to any pedigrees.

Still a few days left to partake of the discounts on offer for testing via a project, see below for details.

Friday, December 10, 2010

10th: Results

The WFN Results page has had a long overdue update.
It now incorporates all grouped results BUT no longer in a format that links them to any pedigree on the Patriarchs page.
So few of the project members have actually provided a pedigree that it wasn't time effective to keep doing the manual work necessary to link the two.
As you will see, the result grid shows kit number and earliest ancestor with country of origin.
Blanks in the latter two mean that your personal preferences page hasn't been updated with that information.
An older result table continues to exist (page down) where links are in place to those pedigrees that are available.
Those interested in the pedigrees of their matches should contact the individuals directly - and perhaps take the time to upload your gedcom to your Family Tree DNA personal page - and Y-Search.

Now is a good time to take the leap into this genetic genealogy - Family Tree DNA have announced holiday specials:
FYI the sale prices are:

Price for NEW KITS: Regular Project Price (Promotional Price)
YDNA37 $149 ($119)
YDNA67 $239 ($199)
mtDNAPlus $159 ($129)
Family Finder $289 ($249)
Price for UPGRADE:
Family Finder $289 ($229)

Orders must be in and paid for by Dec. 31, 2010, to receive this offer.

Any questions, just ask.
Otherwise simply follow the order test link to make sure any order is included in the project at the discount prices.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24th: E1b1a

Preliminary results in for one more kit which shows our sole E1b1a member now has a fellow (non matching) represenetative.
Subgrouped report on Family Tree DNA web site updated.
Please note that the "ungrouped" results shown at the bottom are ungrouped for a number of reasons, eg have no Y-DNA results (because they've joined the project for family finder or mtdna tests), or have no defined haplogroup.

Friday, November 12, 2010

12th: Two new project members

Two new members, two different tests.
One has ordered a comprehensive genome test, the other a Y-DNA37.
Look forward to seeing the results, the first of the former being scheduled for mid December.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

13th: Upgrade promotion

All eligible existing DNA participants should by now have received notification of a short sale available for upgrades.
It is a good time to jump in and get your number of markers up to the numbers more useful for comparisons within genealogical timeframes.

The email stated:
Dear Family Tree DNA Customer

Over the last several years, due to the unmatched growth of our database, numerous people have confirmed and found new connections with others of their surname, and adoptees and descendents of adoptees have even found their biological surname.

These successes are due in large part to the size and quality of our database, which, with your help, has achieved critical mass. We have made tremendous progress, but we feel that we can do more. If you have tested 12, 25, or 37 markers, an upgrade to 37 or 67 markers could provide the relevant connection that you or your matches have been waiting for.

Family Tree DNA is dedicated to supporting this effort. From July 8th through July 19th, we will reduce all our Y-DNA upgrade prices.
Current Group   SALE Price
Y12-25   $49      $35
Y12-37   $99     $69
Y12-67  $189   $149
Y25-37   $49      $35
Y25-67  $148  $109
Y37-67   $99      $79

To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the special offers link in the left hand navigation bar. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT JULY 19th TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE.

A notice of this sale has been sent to those customers who qualify for these Y-DNA upgrades.