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Crow(e) DNA Study milestones
Posted by: Phillip Crow (ID *****6127) Date: January 06, 2008 at 08:49:29
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Hello everyone on this Crow Forum.

The Crow(e) DNA Study Project turns 5 years young this month and great progress has been made thus far with our database growing to over 200 testers this January from around the World today.

These 200+ testers are from 14 different Crow(e) families living in the World today that are unrelated, in modern times.

Which one of these 14 Crow(e) families do you connect with?

Things to consider:

I am often asked how we get the DNA from the dead ancestors of long ago. No, we do not dig them up. We are testing the living male Crow(e) descendents of these ancestors who carry the Y male chromosome passed to them from fore fathers to their sons to the tester and remains unchanged for many generations with a few mutations along the way. It is a simple mouth swab test, no pain, no needles or blood, required.

I am also asked about the misuse of DNA collected for genealogy purposes, only, by Government and some insurance companies. Consider this. Would any good Government agency or insurance company use DNA samples collected by a tester himself (perhaps even with a fake name!) in the privacy of his home of office and mailed though the Public mail systems to a genealogy laboratory have a chain of custody record for the testerís DNA samples? I think not. These agencies would require the collection of DNA samples be done by their representative and sent to their own private laboratory for their testing and the DNA collected for genealogy purposes, only, does not meet the criteria for the chain of custody of DNA samples, even if they could get their hands on your samples and trace them back to the tester who may have even used an alias name.

Will DNA testing for genealogy purposes, only, tell me who my ancestors were? No, it will NOT tell you who your ancestors were, but will likely provided you with a connection to one of the 14 families, or perhaps a tester waiting for a match, thus greatly increasing your chances of connection to cousins that have a documented family tree going further back than your own research takes you.

Is it time to consider DNA testing as a tool for your family research?
If you are a male Crow(e) or variation of the surname, with a fairly well documented pedigree going back to before 1850, living outside the USA, you may qualify for monetary assistance from the Crow(e) DNA Study, as long as funds are available.

Please contact me if interested in DNA testing for genealogy purposes, only, for yourself if you are a male Crow(e), or have a Crow(e) family member in mind, and get on board the Crow(e) family history trip of a lifetime, without even leaving home!

Visit the Crow(e) DNA web pages at Family Tree DNA: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/The%20Crow%28e%29%20DNA%20Study%20Project/


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