German Language Area DNA Research Project - News

All members are highly encouraged to:(a) upgrade to all 67 markers: "Your personal FT-DNA page" => "Order Tests & Upgrades" => "Standard Orders" => "Y-Refine12,25,37to67" (b) confirm their haplogroup via a deep-clade/SNP test: "Your personal FT-DNA page" => "Haplogroup" => "Haplogroup Test" => "Continue for more Information". We do realize that there is a cost associated with these tests; however, they only need to be ordered once in your life on each sample. Thanks :) --------------------------- Please do provide your project administrators with the names, dates, and locations of your earliest known patrilinear (= direct male) and matrilinear (= direct female) ancestors. This will help all of us to make connections between distant branches of the same family. Thank you. :) --------------------------- We are planning a group trip to Germany in 2007 for research/vacation. If you wish to be included and read the planning posts please email me at emartin250@aol.com. Our Project was launched in late October 2005. Recently as of 4/2006 testing labs have rolled out new deep subclade tests that may be helpful to research including FTDNA as shown on their main page under deep subclade tests. The new Genographic worldwide project is having huge participation which will lead to more data for analysis and developing new definitions and tests. In addition to members participation at NGS/Genographic the proejct is sampling specific regions around the world and old remains. Our Germany project has a number of NGS members. If you have a GEDCOM pedigree you can now upload it at your personal page GEDCOM tab. If you have vague or unknown haplogroup results from testing you may wish to do a SNP test with your existing DNA sample at FTDNA or another lab. Good luck in your German/Deutsch research with DNA and genealogy! Do you have a homepage to share? Here's mine" http://hometown.aol.com/emartin250/martinindex.html http://www.palmettoroots.org/Family_Martin.html Also here is a recommended alternate German PA Deutsch FTDNA Geographic project that I advise joining first before mine if you meet these guidelines: The Colonial USA Deutsch. For the most part, that group will probably be a small subset of our much larger Germany group you are running. But actually for my "Colonial USA Deutsch" project they don't even have to have been from Germany per se, i.e, the could be German speaking Swiss. The qualifier is that German was their primary language when they arrived and settled in the original 13 colonies that became the USA for either their direct paternal line ancestor or direct maternal line ancestor. So my qualifiers are the language they spoke and where the settled and a specific time frame, i.e., circa 1492-1800 in the areas which became the 13 original colonies of what became the USA. (from Charles Kerschner)Please search for http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_det.asp?group=Colonial-USA-Deutsch&projecttype=G http://www.familytreedna.com/public/colonial%2Dusa%2Ddeutsch/