davepacek@... [bukowsko_triangle] wrote:
> We've added several new members to the Sanok County DNA project,
> bringing the current total to 19. 12 of those 19 have completed
> autosomal DNA testing, which is the focus of the project, and there are
> 5-6 more autosomal tests in progress for either existing, or soon to be
> added members.
> We're seeing some web site glitches when people who have already ordered
> a kit try to enroll in the project. In some cases people who have
> already purchased an FTDNA kit are receiving a prompt to purchase
> another when they try to join. If this is happening to anyone, I suggest
> trying this workaround:
> 1. Log into your FTDNA account.
> 2. Go to the top of the page, and select 'Join' from the 'My Projects'
> drop down menu.
> 3. Near the top you'll see a 'Search by surname' field. Enter the name
> 4. Under Matching Projects, select Sanok County Poland
> 5. Click the 'Join' button
> (Jean-Claude, can you give this a try? I still don't see you as added to
> the project, although I approved the join request you sent weeks ago)
> For this kind of testing, by the way, multiple kits from the same family
> lines really help the analysis process. This somehow really didn't show
> up on my mental radar, until a week ago, when I realized that my sister
> and my first cousins would also have 50% of their autosomal DNA directly
> from our BT area Polish families, and because it's passed down randomly,
> it's a DIFFERENT 50% than mine. In addition, because 50% of the cousins'
> autosomal DNA (the share from their mother) is totally unrelated to
> mine, any matching DNA segments we have must be from our Polish line.
> That's some powerful analysis information, both for what it includes and
> what it excludes. A couple of emails later, plus my offer to pay for the
> tests, and I had three more family members signed up with test kits ordered.
> Speaking of paying for the kits, we have $200 in the project general
> fund right now, and more potentially to come. I'd love to hear
> suggestions on how that might best be used. Any member can add to that
> fund, and specify whatever restrictions they wish on how the money must
> be spent. The DNA holy grail would be to get test results from the
> oldest generation of BT family members still living in the area, but
> there are both technical and social challenges with that.
> Also, I'd appreciate suggestions on places to promote the project, I've
> posted in the Polish Genealogy entries on Facebook, as well as on
> Dave P