Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Family Tree DNA:
• Family Finder $59, usually $89
• Y-DNA $129, usually $169
• mt-DNA $169, usually $199
• Big Y $475 (includes Y-DNA test for 111 markers)
If you have already tested at FTDNA you will be receiving Discount Coupons that can further reduce these sale prices.
23andMe is charging $49.00 if you buy 2 Ancestry Service kits. The normal cost of the Ancestry Service is $99.00.
AncestryDNA costs $79.00, a $20 discount from their regular price of $99.00. Rumor is that Ancestry will have a Black Friday price of $49.00.
This weekend, 24 Nov-27 Nov, MyHeritage is offering their normally priced $99.00 DNA test for $49.00 with free shipping for 3 or more kits.
Check all of the companies on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for possible lower costs.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Save on Family Finder, mtFull and Y-DNA tests April 20 - 27, 2017. The sale ends at 11:59pm CST Thursday April 27. And please share this with your relatives! If you have older relatives, please consider sponsoring their tests so that their DNA heritage can be discovered.
Questions? Please see Family Tree DNA or check your FTDNA homepage.
Thanks to Sandra Kidd.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Here are my results:
Except for the Cornish component this matches my known British ancestry.
- Aberdeen: John Burnett and Lucretia Johnston of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, Scotland to Old Rappahannock, Virginia Colony.
- Berkshire: Joseph Phipps and Mary Benfield of Reading went to Pennsylvania Colony. Quakers.
- Carmarthen: Maud Richard of Llanllwich, St. Peter's Parish, Carmarthen, Wales to Pennsylvania Colony where she married Rowland Powell.
- Cheshire: Samuel Hotchkis from Doddington, Whitchurch, Shropshire to New Haven Colony (Conn.).
- Joseph Helsby, of Kingsley, Cheshire and Jane or Joan Lockett of Frodsham, Cheshire to Pennsylvania Colony. Quaker.
- Katherine Gandy, of Overly Whitley, Cheshire to Pennsylvania Colony. Quaker. Married to Isaac Richardson.
- Devon: George Boone of Stoke Canon, Devon and Mary Maugrige, of Bradnitch, Devon to Pennsylvania Colony.
- Lancashire: Isaac Richardson to Pennsylvania Colony. Quaker. Married to Katharine Gandy.
- Lincolnshire: Matthew Moulthrop and Jane Nicholl,from Wrawby, Lincolnshire to New Haven Colony, (Conn.).
- Norfolk: Edmund Creekmore (Crickman) of Norfolk, Norfolk to Norfolk, Virgina Colony.
- Worcestershire: Thomas Farley, Gent., of Worcester, Worcestershire and Jane ----- to Jamestown, Virginia Colony (earliest confirmed immigrant ancestor, 1623 on the Ann).
Sunday, November 20, 2016
The article reviews four studies with DNA results from 23 people: 4 Iron Age; 11 Roman and 8 Anglo Saxon - 12 men and 11 women. There are a number of charts in the article and details of each individual on pages 24-25.
Edited to add the following:
Here are citations to three studies discussed in the British Archaeology article I posted about last night as well as citations to two other aDNA articles mentioned but not discussed:
Redfern, R.,, Going south of the river: A multidisciplinary analysis of ancestry, mobility and diet in a population from Roman Southwark,London, Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 74, October 2016, Pages 11–22, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440316301030
Museum of London Report on the DNA Analyses of Four Roman Individuals Supplementary Information,
Bradley, et al, Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons, Nature Communications, Jan 2016, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10326,
Muldner, Gundula; Chenery, Carolyn; Eckardt, Hella. 2011, The ‘Headless Romans’ : multi-isotope investigations of an unusual burial ground from Roman Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (2). 280-290. 10.1016/j.jas.2010.09.003, paywall: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440310003134 (not discussed)
Schiffels, S., et al, Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history, Nature Communications · January 2016 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10408 : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291328000
Ireland (not discussed)
Neolithic and Bronze Age migration to Ireland and establishment of the insular Atlantic genome,
Lara M. Cassidya,1, Rui Martinianoa,1, Eileen M. Murphyb , Matthew D. Teasdalea , James Malloryb , Barrie Hartwellb , and Daniel G. Bradleya,2 a Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland; and b School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland,
The conclusion is that there is genetic continuity through the Roman period with two African and one Middle Eastern individuals as exceptions, and then a genetic change in the Anglo-Saxon era from ~400-900 A.D. 20% to 40% of modern British ancestry can be attributed to the Anglo-Saxons.
Any error in interpretation is mine.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
The following topics are covered:
- Introduction to the Conference;
- Dr Michael Hammer on "Ancient European DNA";
Announcement of the AncientOrigins result page
(non-European section is still under development);
- Presentation by Bill Griffith on his discovery that
his biological father was not the person who raised thought it was;
- Janine Cloud presented on "Personal Privacy in Public Projects";
- “Genographic Project Database: How Genetic Genealogists and Academics are working together”
by Dr. Miguel Vilar of the National Geographic Society;
- FTDNA Lab Manager Connie Bormans presented “What’s taking so long?!?!?! The Life Cycle of a DNA sample.”;
- Michael Sager presented on the FTDNA SNP Tree.
Check back tonight for the Sunday sessions.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
This test is for people with ancestry predominately from the British Isles, excepting Eire. The company is trying to get samples from Eire that can be used to make the test interpretation more accurate. The Interpretation should coordinate with the results of the People of the British Isles dna project (2)(3).
The test kit comes in a 9.5 inch by 5.5 inch cardboard box. It consists of an instruction book, two swab kits, a specimen bag, and the return envelope.
If you have taken a Y DNA test from FTDNA you will be used to the cheek swab kit used in this test. After doing the swabs, there are two samples to take, you place the swabs back into their original containers, no solution needed, attached the sample kit ID tags, place them in the specimen bag and then put that into the postage pre-paid plastic envelope and mail it back.
For my kit the specimen is being mailed back to Louisville, Kentucky. I don't know if that is the only collection point in the USA.
Once I have results I'll post them here and on my genealogy blog.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Family Tree DNA has decreased its cost for the Family Finder test to $79.00;
AncestryDNA costs $99.00 and it has frequent sales that bring that price down;
23andMe has an Ancestry only price of $99.00 and an Ancestry with FDA approved medical information for $199.00.
LivingDNA costs $159.00 and is oriented to people of primarily UK ancestry.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Save $30.00 on the Family Finder DNA test with or without other bundled tests. Details are here www.familytreedna.com.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Below is a link to a 23andMe Blog post on the new Homepage:
Designing the New 23andMe Homepage
June 22, 2016
Published by 23andMe under 23andMe and you, inside 23andMe
A Personalized Guide to the Incredible You
By Scott Andress, Director of Product Design at 23andMe
Your 23andMe results have arrived. The day you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s the culmination of curiosity, mystery – even trepidation. What will you find out about yourself and your family? The answers are just one click away.
Continue reading here: Designing the new 23andMe homepage