Saturday, December 09, 2006

FTDNA opens European Branch iGENEA

With 120,000 individual entries in its DNA databases, Houston-based Family Tree DNA claims to be the largest DNA databases for genealogical purposes in the world, and it also administers more than 3,700 individual surname projects containing some 58,000 unique surnames.

This week, the company simultaneously opened its first European office and international version of its Web site offering versions in Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano and English.   See it here.

With headquarters in Zurich, the new office  -  operated by iGENEA  -  will offer customer support and news in Spanish, French, Italian, German and English, while providing local shipping and payment in European currencies.

“Opening this new office is just the latest company expansion designed to improve services to our customers,” says Family Tree DNA President Bennett Greenspan.  “It solves the problem of our international clientele preferring to pay for our products in their specific country’s currency or in euros and being able to write an e-mail or pick up the phone to ask a question in their own language.”

This is good news!  This should increase the number of folks testing from Europe and increase the chances of our finding cousins who stayed behind!

Again, don't forget the FTDNA Xmas Special!   Act now - don't decide after they're gone!


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