DNA Project and Victoria, Canada visit

Hello all,

I will be at the Victoria, Canada Highland Games this weekend (May 16-18) in Topaz Park.

I will be setting up the Clan Donnachaidh Tent for the games and providing information about the clan and our DNA project.

Stop by the clan tent and I would love to meet and greet project members and anyone interested in our research and how to use Y-DNA and genealogy together.

Cheers,

Tim Duncan

Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project


FTDNA Holiday Sale – 2014

Folks,

It is here again!  The 2014 Family Tree DNA sale.  The sale is good through December 31th 2014.

Listed below is listed the sale items:
2014 Holiday Sale is Here!

We’ve slashed prices on all our most popular tests! Best of all, we are introducing mystery reward discounts on top of these already reduced prices!

Hurry, the sale ends Dec. 31, 2014!
Mystery Reward!

We’ll send you a free mystery reward worth up to $100 every week of the sale! Claim your first mystery reward now!

Hurry! This reward expires Nov. 30, 2014.

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2014 Holiday Sale Prices Revealed!

Product    Sale Price
Y37    $169 $129 $40 off    Buy Now
Y67    $268 $199 $69 off    Buy Now
Y111    $359 $289 $70 off    Buy Now

Upgrades    Y12 to Y37    $99 $78 $21 off    Buy Now
Y12 to Y67    $189 $149 $40 off    Buy Now
Y12 to Y111    $339 $257 $82 off    Buy Now
Y25 to Y37    $49 $39 $10 off    Buy Now
Y25 to Y67    $148 $119 $29 off    Buy Now
Y25 to Y111    $249 $209 $40 off    Buy Now
Y37 to Y67    $99 $78 $21 off    Buy Now
Y37 to Y111    $220 $187 $33 off    Buy Now
Y67 to Y111    $129 $109 $20 off    Buy Now
Family Finder    $99 $89 $10 off    Buy Now
mtFullSequence    $199 $169 $30 off    Buy Now
mtDNA+ to mtFullSequence    $159 $139 $20 off    Buy Now

Visit Family Tree DNA’s website at www.familytreedna.com.

For the surnames of our Donnachaidh DNA Project be sure to join under the Donnachaidh Project on the FTDNA website to be placed in this research project.

Enjoy!

Tim Duncan


Who Do You Think You Are – Live Glasgow

Braking News:

I wanted to let everyone know that the Donnachaidh DNA project will have a stall/booth at the up coming “Who Do You Think You Are Live” show at the Glasgow SECC, in Scotland, on August 29th and 30th.  DNA Project administrator – Stephanie Robertson will be manning the stall/booth and hoping to reach many more people of our surnames about DNA testing.

This is a great family history show with a lot of resources in one place.  Visit their website http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com for current information and tickets.

This is a last minute addition but if you are in the area and can stop by you will be amazed with the amount of resources in one location.

If you know of any men with our clan surnames let them know we will be at the show and encourage them to attend.

Please stop by and say Hi to Stephanie as she works to help project participants.

Kind Regards,

Tim Duncan

Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project

Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org

Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org

PS:

This year has been extremely busy, as the DNA project has continued to grow.  A lot of progress has been made in the project.

I just completed a very productive research trip within Scotland and was able to obtain 12 more DNA samples.  Six Duncans and six Robertson samples were taken and added to the Scottish pool of men tested.

The interest in Scotland has grown greatly which is very exciting.  The amount of interest about DNA testing and genealogy at the Bannockburn event was very high.


Soctland 2014 Research Trip

Folks,

I will be in Scotland for a month this year attending the AGM, Bannockburn celebrations and conducting a lot more research.  If anyone has a test subject candidate send me an email (tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org).  I will be leaving on June 17th and back on July 16th.  Hope to collect a number of DNA tests from Scottish and Irish men to help in our comparisons.

I hear the faint sound of our ancestors calling……………..:-)

Cheers,

Tim


Scotland Research Trip – 2014

Folks,

I will be in our beloved Scotland the next four weeks (6/18 – 7/16) researching and beating the bushes to find more test subjects to DNA test. I am looking for more Duncans, McConachie, Robertson, Reid, and Donnachie to DNA test. If you know of a potential test subject email me with the info. and I will see what I can do.

Thanks to all of you who have donated to the projects ‘general fund’ which has helped buy DNA test kits for distribution in Scotland and Ireland. Visit our project website and check out the General fund page.  To donate follow the links listed on the General Fund Page.  Thank you for you donations to this exciting clan research.

Cheers,

Tim Duncan

Administrator: Donnachaidh DNA Project

Website: www.clandonnachaidhdna.org

Email: tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org


FTDNA Father Day Sale – 2014

Family Tree DNA has just released their 2014 Father Day Sale information (see below).  Feel free to inquire if you have any questions at our email (tim@clandonnachaidhdna.org).

Dear Valued Customer,

We are excited to announce our Father’s Day Sale!  Act now so you don’t miss out on our lowest Family Finder price ever! These offers are valid from 6/9/2014 through 6/17/2014.

Savings (no coupon code required)

Family Finder:  $79    (was $99)

Big Y: $595 (was $695)

Family Finder was recently improved with the release of myOrigins, an all new ethnicity tool allowing you to compare your ethnic breakdown to that of your matches while providing more detailed information on your ethnic heritage than ever before!

Big Y matching is coming!  Over the course of the next two weeks we will begin a phased release of Big Y matching so you can directly compare your comprehensive Y-DNA results to those of other Big Y test takers.  The key to identifying all new SNPs and subclades is finally here!

Family Tree DNA
1445 North Loop West, 820, Houston, TX, 77008

www.familytreedna.com

713-868-1438


Up coming Scotland trip

Folks,

I will be in Scotland the next two weeks researching and beating the bushes to find more test subjects to DNA test.  I am looking for more Duncans, McConachie, Robertson, Reid, and Donnachie to DNA test.

If you know of a potential test subject email me with the info. and I will see what I can do.

Thanks to all of you who have donated to the projects ‘general fund’ which has helped buy DNA test kits for distribution in Scotland and Ireland.

Cheers,

Tim Duncan


FTDNA 12-Y-DNA Sale

Family Tree DNA has made a major Sale on the basic 12 marker Y-DNA DNA test.  This is the basic (low resolution) Y-DNA test and most men will need to upgrade to the higher resolution 37-67 marker tests.  But this is a great price to get your foot in the door.  If you know of men needing or wanting to test let them know.  If you have other men in your larger field of research that you have wanted to test to help validate your research….now is the time.

This sale is good through February 28th, 2013 with payment made by midnight central time zone.

Family Tree DNA Unveils $39 DNA Test in Major Step Toward Universal Access by Individuals to their Own Genetic Data

– The world’s lowest cost genetic test offers an introduction to the insights and knowledge to be gained from personal genetic and genomic research –

HOUSTON,  Feb. 20, 2013
FamilyTreeDNA.com, the genetic genealogy arm of Gene By Gene, Ltd., is dramatically lowering the price of one of its basic Y-DNA tests to  $39, making it the lowest-cost DNA test available on the market, in order to take a major step toward universal access by individuals to their personal genetic data.

By dropping the price of its basic Y-DNA test by 60 percent to  $39, Family Tree DNA — the world’s largest processor of Y-DNA and full mitochondrial sequences — is working to eliminate cost as a barrier to individuals introducing themselves to the insights and knowledge to be gained from personal genetic and genomic research.

Family Tree DNA pioneered the concept of direct-to-consumer testing in the field of genetic genealogy more than a decade ago, and has processed more than 5 million discrete tests for more than 700,000 individuals and organizations since it introduced its Y-DNA test in 2000.

The test investigates specific Y-DNA locations for males that provide individuals with their haplogroup, or the deep ancestral origin of the paternal line.  In addition, it can indicate if different individuals are likely to share a common male line.

Gene By Gene is also working to lower the cost of Family Tree DNA’s comparable mtDNA test, which would be applicable to both females and males and provides data on the direct maternal line.  The company expects to unveil new pricing for this test in spring 2013.

As the sponsor [of the] DNA Workshop of “Who Do You Think You Are – Live” in  London this February, Family Tree DNA expects that the reduced price test will add a great number of individuals to its already large database – the largest of its kind in the world.

“We believe the first step to unearthing your personal and family history is to better understand your DNA,” Gene By Gene President  Bennett Greenspan said. “That’s why we are continuously investing in new  technology and experienced scientists at our Genomics Research Center, enabling us to conduct tests more accurately, efficiently and at lower prices.  Our  $39 Y-DNA test is just the latest example of how we are working to help individuals gain access to their genetic data.”

Customer Inquiries
Individuals interested in Family Tree DNA’s $39 Y-DNA test, or any of its ancestral testing products, can visit www.familytreedna.com for more information.

About Gene By Gene, Ltd.
Founded in 2000, Gene By Gene, Ltd. provides reliable DNA testing to a wide range of consumer and institutional customers through its four divisions focusing on ancestry, health, research and paternity.  Gene By Gene provides DNA tests through its  Family Tree DNA  division, which pioneered the concept of direct-to-consumer testing in the field of genetic genealogy more than a decade ago.  Gene by Gene is CLIA registered and through its clinical-health division DNA Traits offers regulated diagnostic tests. DNA DTC is the Research Use Only (RUO) division serving both direct-to-consumer and institutional clients worldwide.  Gene By Gene offers AABB certified relationship tests through its paternity testing division, DNA Findings. The privately held company is headquartered in  Houston, which is also home to its state-of-the-art Genomics Research Center.


2012 FTDNA Holiday Sale

Family Tree DNA currently has their 2012 Holiday  Sale on.  All orders must be placed and paid for by 12/31/2012.  All price reductions are listed on FTDNA website.

New Kits

Current Group Price

SALE PRICE

Y-DNA 37

$149

$119

Y-DNA 67

$239

$199

mtFullSequence (FMS)

$299

$199

SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence)

$518

$398

Family Finder

$289

$199

Family Finder + mtDNAPlus

$438

$318

Family Finder + mtFullSequence

$559

$398

Family Finder + Y-DNA 37

$438

$318

Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67)

$797

$597

Upgrades

Current Group Price

SALE PRICE

Y-Refine 12-25 Marker

$49

$35

Y-Refine 12-37 Marker

$99

$69

Y-Refine 12-67 Marker

$189

$148

Y-Refine 25-37 Marker

$49

$35

Y-Refine 25-67 Marker

$148

$114

Y-Refine 37-67 Marker

$99

$79

Y-Refine 37-111 Marker

$228

$188

Y-Refine 67-111 Marker

$129

$109

mtDNAPlus

$149

$129

mtHVR1toMega

$269

$179

mtHVR2toMega

$239

$179

mtFullSequence Add-on

$289

$199

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.

Y-DNA 37

$149

$119

Y-DNA 67

$239

$199

mtFullSequence (FMS)

$299

$199

SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence)

$518

$398

Family Finder

$289

$199

Family Finder + mtDNAPlus

$438

$318

Family Finder + mtFullSequence

$559

$398

Family Finder + Y-DNA 37

$438

$318

Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67)

$797

$597

Upgrades

Current Group Price

SALE PRICE

Y-Refine 12-25 Marker

$49

$35

Y-Refine 12-37 Marker

$99

$69

Y-Refine 12-67 Marker

$189

$148

Y-Refine 25-37 Marker

$49

$35

Y-Refine 25-67 Marker

$148

$114

Y-Refine 37-67 Marker

$99

$79

Y-Refine 37-111 Marker

$228

$188

Y-Refine 67-111 Marker

$129

$109

mtDNAPlus

$149

$129

mtHVR1toMega

$269

$179

mtHVR2toMega

$239

$179

mtFullSequence Add-on

$289

$199


FTDNA 72 Hour Sale

Family Tree DNA has just announced a Quick Sale for this weekend. Check the bulletin below for the sale particulars.

It seems every time we run a flash sale a few people e-mail us days later they were traveling, sick or just had not looked at their e-mails in time, so for all of you who want to entice a friend, neighbor or reluctant relative to get involved in Genetic Genealogy here’s one more opportunity, but it will last for only 72 hours.

We are gearing this sale for newcomers and upgrades by promoting the Family Finder and the Full Mitochondria Sequence (FMS). This sale starts Friday, September 28, at 12:00am and ends Sunday, September 30, at 11:59PM.

New Kits Current Price SALE PRICE
Family Finder $289 $199
mtFullSequence $299 $199
Family Finder + mtFullSequence $559 $398
Upgrades Current Price SALE PRICE
Family Finder $289 $199
HVR1 to mtFullSequence $269 $199
HVR2 to mtFullSequence $239 $199
mtFullSequence

As with all promotions, orders need to be placed by the end of the sale and payment must be made by end of this sale. Learn More

Again this is a courtesy e-mail and you do not need to re-post in your administrator’s bulk e-mail system.

Best Regards,
Bennett Greenspan
President
Family Tree DNA
www.familytreedna.com
“History Unearthed Daily”

$289 $199