Family Tree DNA, which provides the testing for the George Surname Study, just announced a price drop for the DNA testing done for family groups. The new price is $99 for the 12 marker test compared to the old price of $199.
Please note that the George Surname Study project is a non-profit effort for family research. We pass all fees to FT DNA, which does the testing for us. We have been very pleased with the quality of the work and the customer service which FT DNA has provided.
The project coordinator and participants are working together to provide a clearinghouse to exchange information on the George surname, including both DNA testing and traditional genealogical research. Our numbers are small, but growing and we are very excited about the prospects for discovery which this new approach offers.
The new price announcement is very exciting news, since it makes DNA testing (for family group projects) very affordable for the first time.