Just for Judii,
But really of interest to all
Mitochondria - mtDNA Tests
Maternal Match: tests the mtDNA of females and the female lineage of
males (HVR1). Results are placed in our mtDNA database and when 2 people
show the same identical polymorphism, we will inform both parties if you
have both signed the FTDNA Release Form. The customer receives a report
generally describing mtDNA, the meaning of polymorphism, your
differences from the Cambridge Reference Sequence and the meaning of
probability between matches.
Alberta Family Histories Society http://www.afhs.ab.ca
Family Roots 2002: http://www.family-roots.ca
Personal Web Site: http://www.rumbolt.com
> -----Original Message-----http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/dna_studies.html
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
> Sent: September 7, 2002 1:31 PM
> To: dist-gen@...; Gordon Lane
> Subject: Re: FW: Rea Surname DNA Project
> > Gordon Lane wrote:
> > Are you taking part in the genetics testing for Family Roots?
> > The gentleman below has started his own family program using the
> > following company. It makes for very interesting reading but as
> > always there are costs in getting directly involved
> > http://www.familytreedna.com/
> Whine. I'd love to do this for a friend/myself to see if
> we're kin (both born Rempel), but there are no males left in
> my immediate family (fa, bro are dead, no children) or in
> hers (fa, bro are dead, no male children).
> If someone decides to go for it ... please report back to the
> list letting us know your experience.
> Also, fyi, the information on
> http://www.familytreedna.com/tc.html is the kind of content
> that will be in the 'lecture' on Friday night of Family
> Roots. Except, that it will be explained slowly, with
> multiple slides and examples - and there will be
> opportunities for questions/answers.
> I also poked around a bit and found a few other families
> doing this. If you know of any, please let me know and we'll post at:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Rea [mailto:garyrea@...]
> Sent: September 6, 2002 10:56 PM
> To: webster@...
> Subject: Rea Surname DNA Project
> Greetings from America, where the Rea Surname DNA Project is now
> getting underway. This is a joint project designed to find and catalog
> all the various Rea families (all spellings) of the world through the
> science of DNA matching. This project will be a long-term endeavor
> that should yield much valuable genealogical data for all
> As the surname Rea is distributed throughout Canada, we are very
> interested in getting as many Canadian Reas as possible to
> For full information, see our website: http://www.clanrea.org/dna.htm
> Gary Rea
> Project Administrator
> Rea Surname DNA Project
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
Canadian Genealogical Projects Register http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/