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From: Marybeth Nightingale <>
Subject: RE: DNA projects
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 07:10:13 -0700
On 4/27/06 5:37 PM, "Geoff Wright" <> wrote:
I am not of the Luce line but of the Nicolle line. In the US three families
from the Channel Islands have now been connected only because of the 25
marker DNA testing mentioned in the email I am responding to. One family
had no idea where they came from, the other had been told Guernsey and my
family has a letter dated 1890 that tells about coming from there about 1750
or so. All three families now spell the name Nichols and one thought they
were from England.
I would not want DNA listings to over power the list topics but for many of
us it is an essential avenue to solving our ancestry. As of this writing
our three families have yet to establish a paper/pencil connection to the
Nicolle line on Guernsey but we are actively working on it.
For the Luce line and any others the 25 marker test is more conclusive and
well worth the money. The 12 marker test might not offer enough information
to make the line connections folks are looking for.
Thank you for making this topic available for discussion. Depending on the
consensus of the readers on the list new doors may open which is what the
list is all about.
Marybeth Nichols Nightingale
> Hi Listers
> This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list,
> which I've thought long about before forwarding, personally I not over
> happy about the whole DNA thing.
> If you've any strong views do let me know
> GeoffW - Listowner Channel Islands Mailing at Rootsweb
> ----------- snip -------------------
> Surnames: Luce, Luse, and other variations
> Classification: Query
> Message Board URL:
> Message Board Post:
> Our group is continuing to try to determine the ancestry of the Luce
> Project Background:
> This project is for all males with surname LUCE, LUSE, or other
> variations. Most persons of this surname, tracing back to the 17th
> century in America, find they are descended from HENRY LUCE and wife
> REMEMBER LITCHFIELD of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
> Project Goals:
> Many LUCE family researchers have collectively conducted thousands of
> hours of genealogical research in America and abroad, in an effort to
> find proof of LUCE family origins. Several theories exist, but none have
> apparently been proven. This project will hopefully allow participants
> to compare their Y-DNA with HENRY'S, and to discover further clues
> leading to Luce Family ancestry. Several descendants of the Luce family
> from the Channel Islands and Canada are currently active in American
> genealogy. One goal of this project is to compare Henry's DNA to Luce's
> not known to be connected by genealogy, in an effort to determine Luce
> family origins!
> Should you decide to join this project the only cost is for the DNA
> test. The group price for the Y-DNA12 - Male 12 marker paternal test is
> $99.00. The testing for this project is being done by Family Tree DNA in
> association with DNA Scientists at the Arizona Research Labs, at the
> campus of the University of Arizona. Taking the DNA sample at home is as
> simple as brushing your teeth. Select "Join This Group" in the left
> panel of this page to join our group and order the test. We prefer you
> select the Y-DNA25 test if possible.
> All participants of the National Geographic Genographic DNA Project who
> are descended in a direct paternal line from the Luce family are welcome
> to join the LUCE/LUSE Surname DNA Project! Joining Family Tree DNA after
> you received your results from the Genographic Project is simple. At the
> bottom of your results page you will see a link "Learn More", which
> takes you to Family Tree DNA. You will also be offered to join a Surname
> Project during the process of transferring your data, and obtain
> additional information related to genealogy at no extra cost.
> All members of the Luce Luse Surname DNA Project may join the National
> Geographic Genographic DNA Project by logging into your personal page at
> Family Tree DNA where you will see a new tab "Genographic Project". You
> will be able to upload from that link. There is a nominal cost of $15.00
> to join.
> Tom Luce, Project Administrator
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