Family Tree DNA's DNA DAY SALE is still on until April 28, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time. This is your chance to upgrade your tests or get involved for the first time. Note the upgrade opportunities at the bottom of this chart - If you're already tested out to 12, 25, 37, 67, or 111 markers, then you'll save money going to Big Y. If you need help with this upgrade, contact me at SaintClair1398@gmail.com
Last week I was in Scotland doing a bit of research. Got a wonderful tour of Corstorphine Old Parish Church in the western part of Edinburgh. It was built by the Forrester family. Our Herdmanston Lineage has a Big-Y-proven connection to this family in the 1400s. See the armorial bearings in this effigy of Sir John Forrester. More photos and research coming about this connection.
Another effigy here, this one likely of Adam Forrester, the builder of what was Corstorphine Castle nearby (nothing left of it now). I find the quartering interesting. I say “likely of Adam” because there has been a lot of work on the church over the years and the effigies might have been moved from one side to the other. Read more on this here - http://www.corstorphineoldparish.org.uk/a-short-history
ORDERING SINGLE SNPs
Once I suspect you match an existing lineage, there are several options I might recommend
• Order more STR tests
• Order an SNP Pack
• Order a Single SNP
• Order a Big Y test
Which I recommend is based on:
• Where you are in your testing
• Whether or not theres’ already an SNP-proven Lineage your markers appear to match
Log into your kit using your kit number and password.
At the top-right, click on “Upgrade.”
You’ll be taken to the next page.
Scroll down and look for the “Advanced Testing” box.
Click the blue button “Buy Now” in that section
You’ll be asked to select the test type. Select SNP.
In the type box to the right, put in the SNP I recommend.
A box will pop up below. Click “Add.”
The orange Order Now button will pop up above. Click that.
Finally, a fancy confirmation page will be next. If everything looks correct, click on the green “Proceed to checkout” button to enter your credit card information.
Each SNP is just $39.
More people took genetic ancestry tests last year (2017) than in all previous years combined. This was due to a huge TV campaign by Ancestry. They spent $109 million on marketing in the US during 2016. The good news for our study is that, once Saint-Clairs take these tests and realize they're not seeing much granular detail in the results, they find their way to us.
This article by MIT's Technology Review Magazine gives more details -
There are many additions and some corrections in this book. If any of the members of this group needs anything copied from this book Please send me a email address to were they can be sent.