Friday, June 20, 2014

Got DNA? New blog to help you understand DNA and Genealogy

Visit How-ToDNA at http://howtodna.com/  for information on:   

  • How to interpret your DNA test results
  • How to use a chromosome browser
  • How to use free third-party tools like GEDmatch
  • How to do so much more!
How-To DNA will also provide links to the latest videos, podcasts, and other instructional material created by DNA experts. As an example, listen to this terrific podcast with CeCe Moore being interviewed by The Genealogy Guys and get the latest scoop on CeCe’s involvement with Finding Your Roots! And if you weren’t able to attend the SCGS Jamboree, you can listen to Maurice Gleeson’s incredible talk about DNA and Irish Genealogy.
With How-To DNA, you can finally figure out how to add DNA to your research!
above information taken from the howtodna.com website




About To DNA

How To DNA is the world's first multimedia blog for genealogists exploring the world of DNA! 

Monthly meeting this Saturday and Family Tree Maker SIG


Don't forget our meeting is coming up this Saturday, June 21st.  We will be meeing in our normal room 2117 in the Medical College which is located at the University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell.  New members are encouraged to contact Beth at 820-4488 for help finding our meeting location. 

As usual some of our members will be meeting in the cafeteria for lunch prior to the meeting.  Folks usually arrive for lunch around 11:30 to 12.   

 Amy Urman will be presenting a class on Death Customs: Mourning and Morbid
 Mementos
 Leslie Carney will be presenting a program on Family & Taxes, Oh My!

FTM SIG meeting this Saturday, 3:00-5:00pm (immediately following PCGS meeting) in UMC Rooms 2500 C&D

Monday, June 16, 2014

Announcement from Family Tree DNA

On Thursday, Ancestry.com™ announced that they will no longer sell Y-DNA  tests.  Additionally, the results from past Y-DNA tests will no longer be available after September 5, 2014.
 
YSearch and Family Tree DNA are committed to supporting this valuable genealogical test today and in the future.  We strongly encourage you to tell your friends and family to transfer their Y-DNA data to Family Tree DNA or YSearch before it's too late.   

If you haven't already tested with Family Tree DNA, you can transfer your Y-DNA results to get:
  • Access to group projects (available to all transfers)
  • Find Y-DNA matches using FTDNA's huge database (requries  a transfer + marker upgrade)
  • Access to the new Y-DNA haplotree (requries a transfer + marker upgrade)
  • Access to superior customer support (available to all transfers)
Click here to transfer your Y-DNA results to Family Tree DNA now!

The Y-DNA transfer options are listed below:

$19
Y-DNA 33 Marker Transfer
  • Store your results on FTDNA.
  • Participate in group projects.
  • No matches or haplogroup predictions
$19
Y-DNA 46 Marker Transfer
  • Store your results on FTDNA.
  • Participate in group projects.
  • No matches or haplogroup predictions
$58
Y-DNA 33 Transfer +
25 Marker Upgrade*
  • Store your results on FTDNA.
  • Participate in group projects.
  • Y-DNA matches
  • Haplogroup predictions
  • Additional standard FTDNA Y-DNA features
$58
Y-DNA 46 Transfer +
37 Marker Upgrade*
  • Store your results on FTDNA.
  • Participate in group projects.
  • Y-DNA matches
  • Haplogroup predictions
  • Additional standard FTDNA Y-DNA features

* Those unable to provide samples can still be upgraded to receive 12 marker matches for Y-DNA33 and 25 marker matches for their Y-DNA46

 
Thank you,
YSearch & Family Tree DNA

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