The success of our Project will depend on the number of participants who join our testing group, as well as the documentation of the research connected with each line regarding dates and locations of birth, death, marriage, etc.
All male FOSTER descendants who wish to participate in the project are welcome to join. The lab tests the y-chromosome which is passed down through an unbroken male lineage (father to son to son, etc.), so you must be a male with the FOSTER or variant spelling surname to participate. In order for a female to determine her paternal ancestry, she must use the y-chromosome of a male on her father's side - her brother, father, father's brother, grandfather, etc. If you have an unsolved roadblock in your FOSTER genealogy, DNA testing can provide an additional tool to aid in focusing your research if you match with another participant in the project.
The FTDNA sale has now ended but the good news is that the prices haven’t gone back up to the old pricing levels. The new prices for both new tests and upgrades are now much lower.
- Y-37 $119 (previously $169)
- Y-111 $249 (previously $359)
- BigY-700 $449 (previously $649). The BAM file must now be purchased as an add on for $100.
- mtDNA full sequence $159 (previously $199)
DNA collection kits, which involve a painless swabbing of inside the cheek, will be sent to participants directly from the lab. Your payment may be prepaid via CC or remitted to the lab with the completed kit.
To join the Foster DNA project, click on the Join link on the left of this page.