Monday, December 01, 2014
Y-DNA Sale Price Discounted!
A place to post comments, requests, discoveries or anything else having to do with the
Berry Family DNA Project, as well as the occasional social comment.
This notice just received from James Berry, admin of the Barry DNA Project. Anyone interested to help should contact him directly.
For the past year I have been working with forensic anthropologists and genetic scientists at University College Dublin on an effort to conduct DNA testing on the remains of a titled member of the family. We have just received ministerial permission to take samples from the remains of Richard Barry, 6th Earl of Barrymore, who died in the 18th century. This will provide the first opportunity to do a direct genetic comparison of living Barry men with one of our famous forebears. It will also enable the scientists to develop and refine methods for forensic analysis and DNA testing that will be valuable both to the academic community and to other Irish families who wish to explore their roots through genetic genealogy.
All of the professionals involved in this project are donating their time. We will, however, have some logistical expenses totaling about 2500 Euro ($3500), and it is in this regard that I wanted to solicit support for supporting the project. There is more detailed information on the project, its goals and methods on our web site: https://sites.google.com/site/barrymorednaproject.
I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have and hope that you will find this project of interest. Please feel free to repost or forward this message to any interested parties.
James Barry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrator, Barry DNA Project
Y-DNA SNPs will be 20% off from April 25 - 29. In addition, the Y-DNA 37 test will be 20% off the retail price.
For four days only FTDNA is offering its customers the chance to order or upgrade to the mtDNA full sequence at reduced prices. To take advantage of the prices below, place your orders and pay before 11:59 PM Central Time April 1, 2014.
FTDNA has published new Group Administrator Guidelines for FTDNA Projects that I would invite you to read, HERE.
Well, according to the folks who know a lot more about this stuff than I do, maybe the BIG Y STRs are not going to be reported. At least not for a while.
OK. I guess it's time to get our learning hats on (again). Up to this point I have pretty much ignored SNPs and SNP testing. Our interest has been, and is, genetic genealogy. And, up to this point, my understanding was that STRs are valuable for genealogy and SNPs are valuable for things on a longer time frame like population migrations.
Friends of mine are now in Arizona. For your listening pleasure.
Family Tree DNA now offers many free online seminars that will help you understand and get the most from DNA testing. Below are some of the options.
Here's your chance to add to your testing or to sponsor another to further clarify your line.
I am sorry to report having just learned that we recently lost two of our original Project folk, Brent and Solveig Berry.
Submitted by Carol Vass
Just in case anyone might be interested, Full Genomes Corporation, Inc., of Rockville, MD is offering a Full(?) Y-DNA sequencing for $1299.
This just in from FTDNA -
This has just shown up from 23andMe-
For a limited time FTDNA will be selling the FMS for $189 and whether you’ve tested HVR1 or HVR1+2, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Full Sequence for just $129!
Today is my birthday, four score and aught. My daughters decided that they were going to give me a surprise party so, with Betty's help, they arranged the time and the place and got the word out to our friends.
Martyn Berry, #226, has only tested 12 markers but I believe he is at least a 'probable' for the Berry Plain Berrys.
Sorry that this is just a bit off-topic but I thought someone else might be interested in a smartphone controlled home security without the hassle (and expense) of a monthly subscription.