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From: Susan Rosine <>
Subject: [GEORGE] George surname project!
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:12:05 -0600
If you are interested in the area of genetic genealogy (DNA), now is a great time to join any of the FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) projects!! They are having special pricing on their various test kits, but only through September 30th!!
Men, you can do the Y-DNA test, or the mtDNA test, or both. Women, you can do the mtDNA test. There are specials for both these tests. The test kit is SO easy! You just swab the inside of your cheek, and mail the sample back in.
For men testing their Y-DNA—your DNA “markers” will be compared to everyone else’s in the surname project. The men that match you share a common ancestor! This is a way to scientifically prove all your year’s of research, and find new cousins/researchers of your surname too! The test reveals NO personal or medical information. It is testing for markers that all men sharing a common ancestor will have. If there currently is no surname project for your last name, you can join a regional or special interest group and still get the special pricing. (There is a project for the surname George already, see link below)
For men and women, the mtDNA test will analyze your direct MATERNAL line. That is, your mom’s, mom’s mom’s mom etc. Because the surname will change each generation, you cannot join a surname project for mtDNA testing, you must join a regional or special interest project.
The special offers are already on the order page, so you don’t have to do anything more to get the special rate.
I am a very strong supporter of genetic genealogy. It has helped me solved many mysteries for several surnames I am researching. I have had my dad, my maternal-side uncle, and many cousins and distant relatives participate in several DNA projects.
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