Thursday, November 08, 2007

Uridge DNA Project

I have started a DNA project, with Family Tree DNA, the pioneer and the world's largest DNA company in the new field of genetic genealogy.

The Uridge DNA Project is now set up. This will enable us to get the reduced project price of US$ 189 for the 37 marker Y DNA test.

I have invited one of my brothers to donate his DNA. As a female, the Y-chromosome test is not applicable to me! I encourage male Uridges, and Euridges to take the 37 marker Y DNA test. To achieve maximum benefits only two male Uridges from each family tree detailed on the Charts list is required.

The DNA test will help us identify whether these lines are connected, even though we do not have the documental evidence to prove it. The Paternal DNA, passed from father to son, tests the Y-chromosome, which is only found in males and is useful in verifying common ancestry. The DNA test will be the very extensive 37 marker paternal test. A perfect match of 37 markers means that the two individuals matching shared a common ancestor in recent times.

It will also provide us with more information, like deep ancestral origins, matches with other individuals that share the same results, our recent ethnic origins, and FTDNATiP - the Time Predictor to the Most Recent Common Ancestor between the test takers.

The genetic test kit consists of a cheek scraper and collection tube. The test is a painless cheek scraping. The effect of using the scraper is about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush. Two backup scrapers & tubes are included to insure that they have good samples for their lab.

If you are interested in joining this project do contact me, and we will explain the technicalities, costs, and outcome.