DNA (was Re: Border reivers not Scots?)
- At 11:55 PM 11/30/04, you wrote:
>Weeeeeeeeellll,The amateur genealogist has to speak up :-).
>the odds of me having a spare $10,000 laying around to have my DNA
>done are about as likely as the results being useful (other than to
>torture my 42 yr old sister with, who always told me I was adopted,
>but then, she also said my parents were going to name me Jethro and
>only changed their minds at the last minute).
While I have no idea about the sorts of full workups that are available,
the DNA tests that are done for those researching family lines are
considerably cheaper than 10 grand :-).
>3. What are the costs of the tests offered by Family Tree DNA?Of course, since my most likely Scottish connection is through my father's
>Our "Maternal Match" test (using mtDNA), and our "Y-DNA" designed to match
>males (often with the same or similar surnames) are priced, respectivelly
>at $219 and $159. We also offer a "Y-DNA12+mtDNA" which combines both
>tests above (and is for males who want to test and database both their
>mothers' and fathers' lineage). The Y-DNA12+mtDNA is $319. We also offer
>the worlds' only "Cohanim" test, which will identify those people who
>share this set of markers with the family of the Biblical character Aaron..
>Our newest tests Y-DNA37 ($289) and mtDNAPlus ($299) are designed to
>tighten the time to the MRCA by offering the greatest number of markers
>tested of any genealogical product on the market.
_mother_ (a Ferguson from a line that's been in the US since at least
1775), these won't do me much good on that account :-/.
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