Greetings, all Coffin family researchers.This is a great time to start our Coffin family DNA project.Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com) is having a sale on their yDNA test (for the male line genealogy), Family Finder (for finding close relatives on both sides of the family), and mtDNA test (for female line genealogy).
The 67 marker yDNA is normally $238, the Family Finder test is usually $289, and the full sequence mtDNA is normally $299.Each of these tests can be purchased until the end of August for just $193.To get the discount, use the coupon code FinnFest2011.
Check out their web site and see if this is something you would like to participate in.I would love to see several males with the Coffin surname take the yDNA test, and compare the results.It will help determine how the branches of the Coffin family relate together, and how certain branches fit into the family.
I have started a new Coffin family DNA page at FTDNA where we can compare results and get a picture of our Coffin family heritage.Please review the information at Family Tree DNA and consider joining.
Also, I am looking for a co-administrator for the FTDNA Coffin Family DNA page.Anyone with experience/knowledge of genealogical DNA testing interested in this, please let me know.