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In case you missed it, FTDNA is offering a special for upgrading your Y-DNA testing. We recommend a minimum of 37 markers for meaningful results. If you already have 37 markers tested, this would be a great time to upgrade to 67 markers. Unless you have a really close match with someone at 67 markers, we are not recommending 111 markers for the Kenyon project, at this time. If you are new or have someone new to test they continue to offer their $49 special for 12 markers to get you started.
|From June 12, 2013 through June 19, 2013, we will reduce the following prices. |
|Y-DNA 12 to 25
|Y-DNA 12 to 37
|Y-DNA 12 to 67
|Y-DNA 25 to 37
|Y-DNA 25 to 67
|Y-DNA 25 to 111
|Y-DNA 37 to 67
|Y-DNA 37 to 111
|Y-DNA 67 to 111
|To order an upgrade at these special prices you may log into your personal page with your kit number and password. Click on the "Order Upgrade" button located on the right side of the menu bar. Then click on the "Special Offers" button.|
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY 11:59pm, JUNE 19, 2013, TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE.
Richard Reid Kenyon attended the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE Convention held February 22-24, 2013, in Olympia London. He networked with other family researchers and promoted the Kenyon project there. There is growing interest in England toward DNA testing. England appears to be the seed of the Kenyon surname; we encourage and embrace Kenyons in England joining our project.
Provide current GEDCOM of your line. If this is not practical, please include lineage information so that other members can identify your line. If you are a descendant of the immigrant, John Kenyon, please be more specific as to which line of his from which you descend. For instance, you could say your line descends from HNK 1622 Philip Kenyon, through his son William Kenyon, born 1802. This will help other people who have a close match to your line, know which line it is. This is especially useful to those who have hit a brick wall.
- Descendant Searches: For those of you who trying to breakthrough a brick wall, seeking to locate a perfect or near perfect Y-DNA match to you, you might want to consider doing a descendant search. It is the opposite of an ancestry search, which goes back in time. If you suspect a particular ancestor, you can do a descendant search of that ancestor to attempt to locate a living Kenyon male descendant for testing, moving forward in time. Once you find a living Kenyon male descendant from your “suspect” line, then you can workout arrangements with this person for a Y-DNA test.
Non-Paternal Events (NPE):
Members are welcome to submit one to three names of lines they would like to see test results. For instance: If you suspect your line descends from a specific Kenyon line, you can let us know. We can add your request to other desired prospect lines. If there are other people also seeking prospects from this line, you could work together to do a search for living descendants.
- Join British Isles group (if you don’t already have a second group). Members are allowed to join two groups. This is a worthwhile group to join, since it provides the listing of hundreds of members from the British Isles,from which to make comparison with your own.
A Non-Paternal Event (NPE) is most likely the result of a child whose father is different from the surname tested. It can be the result of an adoption or an illegitimate birth somewhere along the line. If the results of your Y-DNA testing differ from what your lineage would predict,you may have a NPE.
For instance: Let’s say you have a solid paper trail for the immigrant John Kenyon, but your DNA (Y-DNA with 37 or more markers) more closely matches other males with a different surname. Since your paper trail goes back to the immigrant, then it is likely a NPE happened someplace along your line after he immigrated to America. This will pose another genealogical problem for you to solve, as you will be tracking a different surname, attempting to locate the location and circumstance of the NPE. You may even want to join the surname group of the surname you matched to in addition to the Kenyon Project. You can let the other project administrator know the circumstance of the request.
Contributions are always welcome. The money will be used only in rare cases where it seems that the only way to get a particular test for the project to pay at least a portion of the cost of testing. The money will only be used for tests done by FTDNA or to transfer information from a different test site to FTDNA. Any decisions concerning the use of such funds shall be made solely by the project administrators, subject to suggestions made by project members. Normally tests will be paid for directly by participants for themselves or others that they choose, rather than from the project funds.
Last Updated: 13 June 2013