GeneTree Offers Deal for Y-DNA Donors to SMGF Database
Posted by Diane
If you’re one of the tens of thousands of men who donated DNA samples and pedigree information to the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), your genealogical largesse is being rewarded.
Genetic-genealogy and social networking site GeneTree is extending a special offer to SMGF Y-DNA donors.
Those men didn’t receive test results when they donated their Y-DNA to SMGF’s project, which began in 2000, to build a database linking genetic and genealogical information. The free SMGF database now holds details on 7 million ancestors and represents more than 170 countries.
But now, those Y-DNA donors can access their Y-DNA test results for $49.50 through GeneTree (about a third of GeneTree's regular cost for a test). To take advantage of this offer, follow the instructions on GeneTree.
(Donors of mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass on to their offspring, received a similar offer last year to access their mtDNA results.)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:42:09 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)