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From: Ron Lindsay <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] BYU and costs
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:41:56 -0700
You have participated in the BYU group study with a target to sample
100,000 people around the world, regardless of surname. This type of study
is of zero value to the genealogist. You cannot expect to ever see any
individual or surname results from your test with BYU. The only thing you
will see is a report that looks at the overall project results. This
report will probably not come for a year or so.
The only way I am aware of that you can get individual results from BYU is
to be accepted by BYU as a "Special Group". Not sure if you need to be an
LDS member to get accepted as a Special Group" or not. Orin Wells family
group is using BYU as a Special Group. Maybe he could answer that question.
As for the costs ... in the market today, if you have two participants you
will pay close to $200 per sample. If you have 50 participants you could
get the price down to approximately $170 per sample. No one has ever
addressed 200-1000 participants but I would think you could get a bit more
discount. There are no sites I am aware of that posts costs comparisons.
If you read all the notes posted on the Genealogy-DNA List you can get a
good idea of what the various groups are paying.
Good luck on your project. Don't give up!
San Jose, CA
At 08:28 AM 6/26/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks to everyone who has responded to my query. I am trying to go to
>every web page suggested and see everything it says. I still have two
>questions, if I may:
>Last year I left a 4 pedigree sheet and a blood sample with a BYU group
>that came to our area. It seems unclear what I can expect from that and
>http://www.duerinck.com/project.html - This site mentions that they (BYU)
>will yield a hugh database of results. What does that mean, I guess is
>2nd question, since costs are very important to me, and I am sure others,
>how would 2 participants compare with say 50 participants, compared to
>say 200 or 1000 participants? I realize there are no absolutes here, but
>are there sites that give these kind of cost comparisons?
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