As a female, I would like to submit my brother’s DNA swab for his Y-DNA.I discussed this idea with him a few years ago, and he had no problems with this.My son has suggested I check on privacy issues because I would like for the results to be owned by me, not by my brother, who is now in a nursing home.My sister-in-law has power of attorney.Question #1 = Does anyone have suggestions on how to proceed?
Question #2 = Is there any advantage to having both the Y-DNA and the mtDNA tests for my brother, or having only the Y-DNA test for my brother and the mtDNA test for me, or both?I understand from some of my research that the test results might vary between siblings based on inherited genes.I don’t mind spending the extra money, if the extra information would be beneficial.
Also, Question #3 = Can anyone give me information on coupons, sales, special offers, etc.?Or where would this info be posted?
Question #4 = What are factors to consider when selecting a testing company?
Being a long-time genealogist, I don’t expect to find new, fairly recent ancestors.(Any comments on this would be welcome!)I already have most of my genealogy traced back a long way, or at least to points when records just don’t exist for direct ancestors.I already have my father’s direct paternal line (PLATT surname) back 7 generations (to a birth in 1685-90 in probably an English village).I have my direct female line back 5 generations to Katarzyna TUCHOLSKA (bornabout 1805 in West Prussia); her name indicates Polish ancestry, though her daughter came to Illinois with her German-speaking husband from East Prussia.
When that German-speaking family came to IL, their daughter married my g-gf Joseph NEUMANN, born in 1858 in Bohemia to a Catholic German mother.He was illegitimate, and there is definitely no record of his father (who might have been a married man, or in the military, or possibly Czech).In Illinois Neumann played several musical instruments and directed the Burlington Route RR band for many years.If DNA could only find his father, the cost would be worth every penny to me just for that.(NEUMANN and his wife raised my mother.)My mother’s father was descended from early New England settlers, and some of those lines have been traced back very far in Europe, some to royalty, yielding relationships for me to Presidents, etc.Thus the foot-dragging on DNA research.