Through Friday, June 25, 2010, the company that is co-ordinating our Allison/Ellison DNA Project is offering significantly reduced prices for three versions of DNA marker tests for NEW male participants in the Allison/Ellison DNA Project who HAVE the Allison or Ellison surnames. One of these tests includes a maternal DNA (mtDNA) test. The Y-DNA 37 marker test is reduced by $30 The Y-DNA 67 marker test is reduced by $40 The Y-DNA 37 marker test + mtDNA test is reduced by $80
I want to inform all Allison men who are not yet members of the Allison/Ellison DNA Project and have been thinking about ordering a DNA test kit that during the next two weeks there is this great opportunity to order a DNA test kit at a very reduced price.
Any Allison male who is interested in ordering a DNA test kit can use the link below to submit your name, mailing address, e-mail address, etc. to order a DNA sample kit to be mailed to you and join the Allison/Ellison DNA Project. To receive the discount, the order needs to be placed by using this URL: http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Allison&code=H99693http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Allison&code=H99693
The method of obtaining the DNA cells is simple and painless and doesn't involve any drawing of blood. The type of DNA that is analyzed for genealogical purposes doesn't provide any data about medical conditions. The DNA testing company sends a small tube with Q-tip-like swabs to each participant. All that needs to be done is to swab the inside of the cheek to collect some cells, replace the swabs in the tube and mail it back to the company. In about 8 weeks the company informs the participants about the results and lets them know if their score matches anyone else in the DNA database. If your score is a close match to one or more men with the Allison or Ellison surname, you have found a long-lost cousin.
There are now more than 140 men who are members of the Allison/Ellison DNA Project, so your DNA score may match one or more current members with whom you can share genealogical information and learn more about your early ancestry. The 140+ participants live in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
I'll be happy to answer your questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Mary Allison Yonan Co-administrator, Allison/Ellison DNA Project yonan at fgi.net