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Offline DevonCruwys

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Re: DNA
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 February 13 16:42 GMT (UK) »
I would also like to see a special Rootschat board on DNA testing. It's very difficult trying to find all the previous posts. It looks as though there is going to be a significant decrease in the cost of DNA testing this year. The Who Do You Think You Are? Live organisers have sent out an e-mail which includes the following announcement:

"When you visit Who Do You Think You Are? Live, you'll be able to take a basic Y-DNA test* at an extremely low price - never offered before - thanks to our DNA sponsor, Family Tree DNA.

As the world's largest DNA testing company in the world for genealogy and anthropology, FamilyTreeDNA wants to make DNA testing affordable to people in the same way cell phones became wide spread. Everyone should be able to say: "I have done a DNA test, have you?" Genetic genealogy gives family historians a means to check their discoveries with information obtained via DNA testing. With a DNA test, you'll be able to trace your ancestors across the world - where will you find yours?...

*Y-DNA is a male only test - we are looking to offer a reduced price on the female mtDNA test by spring 2013.
Females can currently have a standard price mtDNA test and Family Finder test.''

The new low pricing in combination with a possible Richard III effect could well give the database a big boost this year. There are also lots of surname projects offering sponsored Y-DNA tests this year. If anyone is interested in DNA testing come along to the ISOGG stand (no. 400 near the DNA workshop area) where there will be a big poster with a list of all the surnames for which free tests are offered. There are some common names included such as Phillips and Taylor.


Researching: Ayshford, Berryman, Bodger, Boundy, Cruse, Cruwys, Dillon, Faithfull, Kennett, Keynes, Ratty, Tidbury, Trask, Westcott, Wiggins, Woolfenden.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 February 13 18:23 GMT (UK) »
There are no plans to add any new boards as far as I know but there are some DNA testing threads listed in the Lexicon here-
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/reflib-lexicon.php?letter=D&lang=EN&input_form=0
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: DNA
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 February 13 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that link. I was following some of those boards not all of them.
Researching: Ayshford, Berryman, Bodger, Boundy, Cruse, Cruwys, Dillon, Faithfull, Kennett, Keynes, Ratty, Tidbury, Trask, Westcott, Wiggins, Woolfenden.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 February 13 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Amelia. :) The Lexicon looks useful but I wonder how many people have ever noticed it? Perhaps I am unobservant, but I've never seen nor heard of it before, and I have been coming to this site for several years now.