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    1. [Cress] SAR policy on using DNA for proof of lineage
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2013 [email protected] http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx SAR's Policy on applications DNA test results may be used to locate or solicit conventional documentation for completing an SAR application. DNA test results are best used to locate others researching a solid male line of descent (a patrilineal descent) from a common male ancestor. This is often, but not always, a line of descent with the same surname, or a variation of such surname. DNA test results also have limited application in proving than an applicant is genetically descended from a particular patriot ancestor. The SAR shall consider DNA test results to prove that an applicant is descended from a patriot ancestor when there is a 90% probability that the most recent common ancestor of the applicant and another male descended from a known patriot ancestor was no further back than eight generations, as shown by their closely matching Y-chromosome results. This is possible under the following circumstances: A. A. DNA test results may be used in the SAR application process as one piece of supporting evidence in a "preponderance of evidence" case, or as one of the additional pieces of evidence when the applicant is relying on a record copy of an old DAR application, or such other lineage society that may be considered by the SAR. B. B. An applicant's DNA test results show that a match for at least 36 of 37, or 65 of 67, genetic markers on the Y-chromosome with another male who has an accepted, documented paper trail back to the patriot ancestor, providing high assurance that their common ancestor is no further back than the documented patriot ancestor. C. C. DNA test results of the Y-chromosome are only useful for an applicant who is attempting to prove that he is a descendant of a patriot ancestor from whom he has a solid male line of descent, and the applicant can compare his DNA with another man who has a solid male of descent from the same patriot ancestor, but whose lineage is supported by an accepted, documented paper trail back to the patriot ancestor.

    10/07/2013 01:22:55
    1. [Cress] DAR now accepts DNA for proof of lineage
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. The DAR has decided to join the GSMD (General Society of Mayflower Descendants), and the SAR in accepting Y-DNA for lineage proof. For those of you who don't know, DAR was actually the first lineage society to accept DNA for lineage proof back in 2004, but then reversed the policy due to politics and other reasons. announcement here:http://youngblog.dar.org/dna-evidence-dar-applications-and-supplementals Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2013 [email protected] http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    10/05/2013 09:34:50
    1. [Cress] FREE coupons with no limit/ to use on new tests/upgrades
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Dear Project Members, Family Tree DNA is helping us get more from our testing by promoting the upload of pedigree files. For those who login to their accounts and do this, they are offering a $10 US coupon. The coupon is good toward your next upgrade of an existing test or your next order of a new test over for any product valued over $40. To make taking advantage of this as easy as possible, we suggest reading Rebekah Canada's blog post. http://www.haplogroup.org/family-tree-dna-coupon-gedcom/ If there are any questions or problems with the process, you can contact FTDNA HelpDesk, [email protected] OK I have 10 FREE coupons now for anyone who wants to order a new test you might know or if anyone here wants to upgrade their present test. This means YOU do NOT have to upload a gedcom, realizing some do not have one so I got these free coupons to pass out to anyone who wishes to test or upgrade PLEASe let me know if you want one to use toward an upgrade or to give to somene who would want to test with us........I have 2 prospects and I can also get MORE coupons too.......so this is a good time to take advantage of upgrading or if you know someone who wants to test and is short on funds, this coupon would really help. Just let me know ok as some of you are only at 25 markers so this coupon would really help you upgrade to 37 for example.........there is NO time limit on their use so let me know ok.........thanks kindly Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2013 [email protected] http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    09/26/2013 01:28:59
    1. [Cress] Holiday dna test sale
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Great holiday sale now on dna tests, new and upgrades. Anyone not upped to 67 should really take advantage of this sale to increase your matches to a slimmer name search. You can order through your personal page As we ended our 8th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference, several conference participants asked us to start our year-end sale as soon as possible. In answer to those requests we decided to start it immediately: New Kits Current Price SALE PRICE/sale price is the one on the far right side. Y-DNA 37 $169 $119 Y-DNA 67 $268 $199 mtDNAPlus $159 $139 mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $199 SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence) $548 $398 Family Finder $289 $199 Family Finder + mtDNAPlus $438 $318 Family Finder + mtFullSequence $559 $398 Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 $438 $318 Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $837 $597 Upgrades Current Price SALE PRICE Y-Refine 12-25 Marker $59 $35 Y-Refine 12-37 Marker $109 $69 Y-Refine 12-67 Marker $199 $148 Y-Refine 25-37 Marker $59 $35 Y-Refine 25-67 Marker $159 $114 Y-Refine 37-67 Marker $109 $79 Y-Refine 37-111 Marker $220 $188 Y-Refine 67-111 Marker $129 $109 mtHVR1toMega $269 $179 mtHVR2toMega $239 $179 mtFullSequence Add-on $289 $199 To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the Order An Upgrade button in the upper right corner. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES. As always, we appreciate your continued support. Family Tree DNA http://www.familytreedna.com "History Unearthed Daily" ------------------------------

    11/14/2012 04:13:06
    1. [Cress] FTdna Summer dna kit sales
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. >From FTdna, if you know anyone out there would like to test or anyone in the group who has not done the FF now is a good time to do so. It seems that every time we run a super sale a few people email us days later that they were traveling, sick or just hadn't looked at their emails in time, so for all of you who have wanted to entice a friend, neighbor or reluctant relative to get involved in Genetic Genealogy here's one more opportunity, but it will last for only 72 hours. At this time these are the only two options, and they are geared specifically for newcomers. This sale will end on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:59PM. New Customers Only Current Price SALE PRICE Family Finder + Y-DNA 12 $339 $249 Family Finder + mtDNA $339 $249 As with all promotions, orders need to be placed by the end of the sale and payment must be made by end of this sale. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    08/23/2012 10:43:16
    1. [Cress] Sorenson database to search for matches
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Dear Friends of SMGF, SMGF is happy to announce the addition of new haplotypes and genealogical records to the Sorenson mtDNA and Y-chromosome databases. We invite you to search these updated databases to find new family connections at http://www.smgf.org >From the time it was founded in 1999 by molecular genealogy pioneer, James Levoy Sorenson, the mission of SMGF has been to support an important public purpose, namely the advancement of DNA-based genealogy research. Thanks to the continued philanthropic support of Mr. Sorenson and his family and the generosity of enthusiastic SMGF participants, SMGF has built the most comprehensive database of linked DNA and pedigree information in the world. Additionally, SMGF has contributed greatly to the emerging field of genetic genealogy in other ways, such as providing online DNA databases to the public and publishing numerous scientific articles detailing new discoveries. In order to remain a leader in this rapidly growing and dynamic field, SMGF's resources and capabilities would have to be substantially increased. Therefore, SMGF has decided that AncestryDNA? is better positioned to provide the benefit to the public that is central to SMGF's mission. For this reason, SMGF's DNA-related assets were acquired by AncestryDNA in March 2012 (link to press release). SMGF is very excited to join AncestryDNA, and we are confident that the pioneering work begun at SMGF will continue to grow and have an even greater impact on the future scientific understanding and public outreach of genetic genealogy. As we redirect our efforts to the integration with AncestryDNA it will be necessary to discontinue updates to the smgf.org website. Therefore, this will be the last update made to the Sorenson online databases. This update includes all of the Y-chromosome and mtDNA haplotypes that were generated by SMGF over the course of its operations. The smgf.org site will continue to operate for the foreseeable future as a freely accessible tool for the genetic genealogy community, so we invite users to continue searching for family connections on smgf.org. We express our sincerest thanks to all those who participated in the SMGF project. Sincerely, The SMGF Team Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    07/16/2012 04:13:41
    1. [Cress] Message from E-M2:New Genetic Genealogy Blog
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx From: [email protected] Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:45:04 -0500 Subject: Message from E-M2:New Genetic Genealogy Blog Hey, guess what, I’ve started a new blog about genetic genealogy! I've been asked for years now to do something like this, and I'm finally doing it. Today is the day! Let me tell you how the blog can benefit you. If you sign up and enter your e-mail on the right hand side of the front page, you'll receive an e-mail every time I post something about genetic genealogy. Currently, when I have something to say, I wind up posting to some lists and projects, but I know that I'm missing people who are interested. This way, if you're interested in keeping up with things going on the genetic genealogy world, you have a way to do so. In the future, I’ll be able to post more without bothering people who don’t want to hear about genetic genealogy news. Currently, I always think twice about sending postings because I hate to bother people. But now, since you sign up personally to receive blog postings, that’s no longer an issue. This also means I’ll be sending fewer messages through the project, so you don’t want to miss anything. On a blog, you can also ask questions, post comments and share with others. You can go to http://www.dna-explained.com right now and sign up. I'll be posting some exciting new information in the next few days. The new blog is a companion to my website, http://www.dnaexplain.com. If you haven't checked it out, please do. You may be especially interested in the Publications tab as it is a rich source of information. Roberta Estes PS - If you're interested in Native American Heritage or history, you might be interested in signing up for my other blog, http://www.nativeheritageproject.com as well.

    07/13/2012 05:53:29
    1. [Cress] Summer FTdna kit sales/can't be beat!
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Once again, (and I apologize if you ave already received this notice form another project administrator,) Family Tree DNA is offering reduced prices on many of its DNA tests, both upgrades and new kits for its annual "Sizzling Summer" promotion. Notably, discounts for the 111 marker upgrade are included this time around. Upgrades (for current customers) - order within your account, via the Order an Upgrade button and then the Order Special Offers button: Y-Refine67to111 : $109 instead of $129 Y-Refine37to111 : $188 instead of $200 Y-Refine37to67 : $79 instead of $99 Y-Refine25to67 : $114 instead of $148 Y-Refine25to37 : $35 instead of $49 Y-Refine12to37 : $70 instead of $99 mtHVR1toMega : $209 instead of $269 mtHVR2toMega : $199 instead of $239 Family Finder : $199 instead of $289 New kits Y-DNA12 : $59 instead of $99 Y-DNA37 : $129 instead of $149 Y-DNA67 : $199 instead of $238 mtFullSequence : $219 instead of $299 Family Finder : $199 instead of $289 Family Finder + Y-DNA37 : $328 instead of $438 Family Finder + mtDNAPlus : $328 instead of $438 SuperDNA : $428 instead of $518 Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-DNA67) : $617 instead of $797 If you have recently placed an order but have not yet paid for it, I suggest you contact FTDNA (+1.713.868.1438 or [email protected]) to get a price adjustment. (For a new kit, you could also simply discard the previous order and place a new order instead at the discount price.) If you have already paid for an order but it has not yet gone to lab (it is listed as Ordered but not Batched or In Progress), you can try to get a price adjustment by contacting FTDNA. Orders must be paid for by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Let me know if you have any problems and can help, for upgrades or new tests just go to your personal page to order it is pretty simple, thanks kindly Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    07/09/2012 05:37:09
    1. Re: [Cress] SMGF/JFYI
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. If any have donated to the SMGF site need to get all your info copied asap just in case, read below. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx From: [email protected] Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:39:04 +0000 Subject: [ISOGG] RE: SMGF Greetings all, Back to the grind after the best SCGS Jamboree EVER! While at Jamboree, I asked Steve, the DNA rep there from Ancestry, about SMGF. Steven Perkins has most of it on his blog at: http://jgg-online.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/status-of-sorenson-molecular.html but I can fill in some blanks a little. Ancestry.com has purchased SMGF.org - not the Sorensen Genomics lab, just the non-profit foundation - Sorensen Molecular Genomics Foundation. So yes, everyone who tested there for free way back when, your DNA is now owned by Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com retained two SMGF employees - Scott Woodward and Natalie Myers. Other employees, like Dihann Southard and Anna Swain have been let go. As Steven mentioned in his blog, GeneTree will cease to exist. I asked Steve from Ancestry.com if SMGF's website will also cease to exist and he said he didn't know. Kathy Johnston was with us during this conversation and she emphasized how important the SMGF site is to genetic genealogists. However, I just sort of have a gut feeling from our chat that the website may be taken down at some point in the future so get as much data as you can out of it while you can. Carpe Diem, Katherine __._,_.___ Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post | Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (11) Recent Activity: Visit Your Group Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use . __,_._,___

    06/12/2012 09:55:43
    1. [Cress] New dna gp to join/FREE/Father-son-brother
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <[email protected]> A new Y-DNA project has opened at FamilyTreeDNA, called "Fathers-Sons-Brothers": http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Father-Son-Brother/ It's intention is to consolidate all father-son and brother-brother pairs Y-DNA tested at FTDNA. These pairs are extremely valuable for estimating the frequency of mutations. The project has only just opened, today, so the admins are still in the process of building the web site, but it's not too early to join. To do so, please click the "Join Projects" link at the upper left on your member page, then choose "F" under "Surname Projects," then scroll down and click "Fathers,Sons,Brothers." I have joined my father and his brother (MATTHIESEN 67/67), plus two first cousins who are brothers (STRAUB 110/111). If you are part of such a pair, I encourage you and your other half to please join the project. All haplogroups are welcome, and you don't have to have tested the same number of markers. Diana Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    05/14/2012 01:58:21
    1. [Cress] DNA Day/sale on dna kits/time to take advantage of great sale
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. DNA day tomorrow and Family Tree DNA felt that was good enough for us to have a short two day sale. Nearly the entire offering will be on sale these two days, including upgrades that were not on last year's sale. The sale will begin at 6PM Thursday April 19th and will conclude at 11:59PM on Saturday April 21st. There will be no need for a coupon - all prices will be automatically adjusted on the website. We hope that this will give a big boost to your projects! New Kits Current Group Price SALE PRICE Y-DNA 12 $99 $59 mtDNA $99 $59 Y-DNA 37 $149 $129 Y-DNA 67 $238 $199 Family Finder $289 $199 mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $249 Y-DNA 12 + mtDNA $179 $118 FF + Y-DNA 12 $339 $258 FF + mtDNA $339 $258 FF+ Y-DNA 37 $438 $328 FF + mtDNAPlus $438 $328 Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-DNA 67) $797 $657 Upgrades Y-DNA 12 $89 $59 mtDNA add-on $89 $59 Y-DNA 12-37 Marker $99 $69 Y-DNA 37-67 Marker $99 $79 Y-DNA 12-67 Marker $199 $148 mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR1 to Mega) $269 $199 mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR2 to Mega) $269 $199 mtFullSequence add-on $289 $219 Family Finder add-on $289 $199 Login to place your order. You are welcome to blog about this, report this to your group members, or send an email to your distribution list, but when it’s over, it’s over. As always, we appreciate your continued support. Best regards, Bennett Greenspan © All Contents Copyright 2001-2012 Genealogy by Genetics, Ltd. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers

    04/19/2012 06:34:10
    1. [Cress] How to Help SAVE SSDI files
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. : SSDI Call to Action Posted by: "Emily" [email protected] Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:26 am (PST) Here that same article is in a better format....sorry....E When: January 30 2012 Where: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2012/01/29/ssdi-call-to-action/ SSDI Call to Action! Posted on January 29, 2012 by Judy G. Russell Sounding a call to action to save our access to the SSDI On Thursday of this coming week (February 2, 2012), the Subcommittee on Social Security of the House Ways & Means Committee in Washington, D.C., will hold hearings that have the capacity to drastically affect the access of genealogists to the Social Security Death Index (“SSDI”) and related underlying information. You can read the press release from subcommittee chairman Sam Johnson (R-Texas) here and — trust me on this one — it ain’t friendly to genealogists and our day-to-day use of the SSDI. We all need to be crystal clear on this: Rep. Johnson’s bill would effectively mean an end to public access to the Social Security death master file (the essential source for the SSDI) completely. Only invited witnesses will be allowed to present oral testimony at Thursday’s hearings. In Washington-speak, that means “the deck is stacked.” But all of us, as citizens and as genealogists, can be heard. All we have to do (yeah, all we have to do, right, I hear you, but do it anyway!) is: (a) get the facts; (b) understand the arguments; and (c) speak up — write, call, or e-mail the subcommittee, its members and our own Representatives. Step 1: Get the Facts We need to be careful to have our facts straight and not sink access to one type of record in order to save access to another. It might sound easy to argue “it’s birth certificates, not Social Security numbers, that cause problems!” Right. And you know what would happen next, right? Right. We’d lose even more access to birth certificates. So… don’t wing it! Get your talking points straight from those who’ve worked hard to get the facts for the genealogical community. The Records Preservation & Access Committee (a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) has an online guide you should carefully read. Get the online guide HERE. UPDATE: You can also see the RPAC letter to the Committee here. Step 2: Understand the Arguments Here’s where we take a step back, each of us, and remember that there ARE arguments on the other side of this issue. People DO have issues with privacy, they DO have fears and concerns, and we are NOT going to answer those fears and concerns with anything less than careful, reasoned arguments. Step 3: Speak Up! First off, the subcommittee has a specific system set up for any of us, as individuals or as local societies, etc., to have our views included in the record of these hearings. The system is described in the press release: Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit for the hearing record must follow the appropriate link on the hearing page of the Committee website and complete the informational forms. From the Committee homepage, http://waysandmeans.house.gov, select “Hearings.” Select the hearing for which you would like to submit, and click on the link entitled, “Click here to provide a submission for the record.” Once you have followed the online instructions, submit all requested information. ATTACH your submission as a Word or WordPerfect document, in compliance with the formatting requirements listed below, by the close of business on Tuesday, February 16, 2012. This link — here — should take you directly to the submissions page for these hearings. The formatting requirements are: 1. All submissions and supplementary materials must be provided in Word or WordPerfect format and MUST NOT exceed a total of 10 pages, including attachments. Witnesses and submitters are advised that the Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record. 2. Copies of whole documents submitted as exhibit material will not be accepted for printing. Instead, exhibit material should be referenced and quoted or paraphrased. All exhibit material not meeting these specifications will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee. 3. All submissions must include a list of all clients, persons and/or organizations on whose behalf the witness appears. A supplemental sheet must accompany each submission listing the name, company, address, telephone, and fax numbers of each witness. NOTE THAT TIME IS RUNNING. February 16 is the deadline for submissions for the hearings. Second, we can — individually and on behalf of any organizations we lead — contact the members of the subcommittee to express our views. Some members accept e-mails from all citizens; others expressly say they only accept and respond to e-mails from their own constituents. Here’s the list with links to the members’ contact pages. You can use these links to either e-mail or to get the address for the office if the member has to be contacted by regular mail: Members, House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security: Sam Johnson, TX, Chairman (bill sponsor) – note: email only from constituents, so write Xavier Becerra, CA Rick Berg, ND (bill co-sponsor) Shelley Berkley, NV – note: email only from constituents, so write Kevin Brady, TX (bill co-sponsor) Lloyd Doggett, TX Kenny Marchant, TX (bill co-sponsor) – note: email only from constituents, so write Aaron Schock, IL (bill co-sponsor) – note: email only from constituents, so write Adrian Smith, NE – note: email only from constituents, so write Fortney Pete Stark, CA Pat Tiberi, OH (bill co-sponsor) – note: email only from constituents, so write Third, don’t forget your own Congressional representative. Even if he or she isn’t on the committee, it’s never too soon to start educating the House members on this issue — and letting them all know they have constituents who care about keeping access to the SSDI. You can find the contact information for your own representative by going to the home page for the U.S. House of Representatives and using the Find Your Representative search box at the bottom. Just enter your zip code and click the GO button. Now… maybe doing what needs to be done to be able to speak up effectively seems daunting. Yeah, maybe it’s a lot of work. But how much MOREdaunting it is to think of never again being able to access the SSDI? How much MOREwork will it be to have to find the information it provides? It’s THAT important. Let’s get to work! Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers

    01/31/2012 10:45:23
    1. [Cress] Who Do You Think You Are? airs NBC Feb 3
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2012 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx FYI in case you haven't seen it yet. Ya'll will enjoy this I think so put it on yr calendar. Should be so interesting esp Martin Sheen, Reba, Rob and Helen cant wait! NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns for its third season on Friday, February 3 (8-9 p.m. ET). The celebrities who star in the series are Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones, Jerome Bettis, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen. Judi

    01/12/2012 05:36:36
    1. [Cress] FTdna Webinars/New FTdna 2.0 upgrade
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Those of you who are existing Family Tree DNA customers have probably learned by now that your personal myFTDNA pages were upgraded last week. The upgraded myFTDNA2.0 pages offer a complete website redesign and some new functionality. All of the webinars are now updated with screen shots from the new myFTDNA2.0 pages. JANUARY 2012 SCHEDULE On-Demand All Month! Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 1: Y-DNA Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 2: mtDNA Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 3: Family Finder RECORDINGS AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND! Recordings of all Relative Roots webinars are available for viewing on-demand. Recordings will become available within 24 hours after each live webinar and will remain online for at least 7 days. There are two ways to register for on-demand access to the recordings: 1) pre-register for on-demand by registering as though you were going to attend live, then within 24 hours after the webinar ends, you will receive an email containing the link to the recording; or 2) visit the Relative Roots website the day after the live webinar and you'll be able to sign up for the recording there. REGISTRATION For further details about these webinars and to register, please visit Relative Roots at: http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/ COST Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA - FREE Genetic Genealogy Demystified series - $10 each, or all 3 for $25 Starting and Managing a Family Tree DNA Project (on-demand only) - $10 SPECIAL OFFER FROM FAMILY TREE DNA Attendees of Relative Roots' genetic genealogy webinars will receive a limited-time discount on select tests from Family Tree DNA! Details will be provided at the end of each live webinar. Webinar Descriptions Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a geneticist to understand my results? If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests available for genealogy at Family Tree DNA, and learn about resources that will help you make the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience. Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 1: Y-DNA Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Y-DNA results. Learn about your raw results & what they mean, how to analyze your Y-DNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more! Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 2: mtDNA Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your mtDNA results. Learn about your differences from the Cambridge Reference Sequence, how to analyze mtDNA matches, how your haplogroup relates to your deep ancestry, and much more! Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results Part 3: Family Finder Join us for an information-packed webinar focusing on how to read and understand your Family Finder results. Learn about autosomal DNA inheritance, how Family Finder determines your relationship with your matches, how to use the Chromosome Browser, and much more! Follow Relative Roots on Facebook and Twitter! Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    01/09/2012 08:27:54
    1. [Cress] Family Tree DNA's Promotion Extended to Jan 7 2012
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. FYI//still have time to order a kit for relative or upgrade yourself. You may also have gotten word of this offer that ENDS January 7 2012 through the Facts and Genes email that FTDNA sends out, . Here is the promotion Products and Promotions Holiday Promotion extended to January 7, 2012 Due to popular demand Family Tree DNA extended its HolidayPromotion, which encompasses the widest range of tests, from new kits to upgrades. Here are the details of the promotion: New Kits Current Group Price SALE PRICE Y-DNA 37 $149 $119 Y-DNA 67 $239 $199 mtFullSequence $299 $239 SuperDNA (Y-DNA67 and FMS) $518 $438 Family Finder $289 $199 Family Finder + mtPlus $438 $318 Family Finder + FMS $559 $439 Family Finder+ Y-DNA37 $438 $318 Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $797 $627 Upgrades 12-25 Marker $49 $35 12-37 Marker $99 $69 12-67 Marker $189 $148 25-37 Marker $49 $35 25-67 Marker $148 $114 37-67 Marker $99 $79 Family Finder $289 $199 mtHVR1toMega $269 $229 mtHVR2toMega $239 $209 Orders must be placed and paid for by January 7, 2012 to receive this offer. IMPORTANT: This promotion will not be extended beyond January 7,2012.

    01/05/2012 01:34:14
    1. [Cress] Reminder for FTdna Christmas dna kit upgrade sale
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Just a reminder the FTdna sale is good thru Dec 31. Some of you at the 25 or 37 level could benefit greatly from upgrading at these prices and give you a better idea for a good match. Merry Christmas Following are the sale prices for Y-DNA upgrades to 37 and 67 markers: Y-Refine12to37: $69 (normally $99) Y-Refine12to67: $148 (normally $189) Y-Refine25to37: $35 (normally $49) Y-Refine25to67: $114 (normally $148) Y-Refine37to67: $79 (normally $99) To order an upgrade please follow these steps: - Log in to your myFTDNA account at http://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx - In the menu on the left, click Special Offers - Select the Product you wish to purchase - Click Next to enter payment info and complete your order Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    12/21/2011 08:15:33
    1. [Cress] FTDNA Holiday starts now!
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale! The FTDNA sale was just announced! Effective immediately this promotion will end on December 31, 2011. New Kits Current Group Price SALE PRICE Y-DNA 37 $149 $119 Y-DNA 67 $239 $199 mtFullSequence $299 $239 SuperDNA (Y-DNA67 and FMS) $518 $438 Family Finder $289 $199 Family Finder + mtPlus $438 $318 Family Finder + FMS $559 $439 Family Finder+ Y-DNA37 $438 $318 Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67) $797 $627 Upgrades 12-25 Marker $49 $35 12-37 Marker $99 $69 12-67 Marker $189 $148 25-37 Marker $49 $35 25-67 Marker $148 $114 37-67 Marker $99 $79 Family Finder $289 $199 mtHVR1toMega $269 $229 mtHVR2toMega $239 $209 ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31st 2011 TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES. THIS PROMOTION IS NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONS OR COUPONS. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR THE Y-DNA111, NEW KITS OR UPGRADES. THOSE MAY BE OFFERED AT A LATER TIME PENDING THE LAB VOLUMES WITH THE TESTS UNDER PROMOTION.

    11/16/2011 06:40:39
    1. [Cress] ISOGG Contest - Non-U.S. residents also can enter - deadline is 5 pm EST 14 Nov
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers this is important folks unless we want a doc in between us and how we get our dna results.........please take time to write if you can thanks kindly. Any questions can email Katherine. Nena To: [email protected] From: [email protected] Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:59:11 +0000 Subject: [ISOGG] ISOGG Contest - Non-U.S. residents also can enter - deadline is 5 pm EST 14 Nov Greetings all, I am putting together an ISOGG contest to drum up letters written to Sec. Sebelius. There are only four days left til the deadline of when the letters are due so please don't wait to send yours, do it ASAP! To enter, fill out the info and include a note supporting our right to our clinical lab results. (If this goes through, this may help thwart the FDA's anticipated move to put a doctor between us and our DNA results so that's why we need your help) TO OUR LIST FRIENDS OUTSIDE THE U.S.: The form allows submissions from other countries so please also write a letter of support as well. You can make the point that the U.S. is home to many laboratories and universities that process lab results from other countries so you should have a say in the matter as well. Once you submit your letter, copy and paste your COMMENT TRACKING NUMBER into an e-mail and send it to [email protected] to enter the contest. http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=CMS-2011-0145-0001 A copy of my letter is below, and feel free to plagarize it to your heart's content. Thanks for your help!! ~Katherine Dear Secretery Sebelius, I am writing in support of Proposed Rule CMS-2319-P which will expand the rights of individuals to obtain their health information by giving them direct access to their clinical laboratory test results. We ("the public") already have access to our medical records under HIPAA law that freedom to access information should be expanded to our clinical lab results as well. __._,_.___ Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post | Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (1) Recent Activity: Visit Your Group MARKETPLACE Stay on top of your group activity without leaving the page you're on - Get the Yahoo! Toolbar now. Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use . __,_._,___

    11/10/2011 04:33:21
    1. [Cress] Free test kits for Parkinson
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. [If anyone is afflicated w/this disease or has family members this would be an excellent opportunity to get involved in this research. there are no tricks. 23 and me do tests for inherited diseases and are quite reliable. ] Join us in the effort to enroll 10,000 Parkinson's patients as part of our research to better understand how genes and environment contribute to Parkinson's. If a family member or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, they are eligible for FREE genotyping*. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's, claim your free kit! https://www.23andme.com/store/cart/ Thank you for helping us end Parkinson's. Best Wishes, Emily Drabant, Ph.D. 23andMe Research Manager Learn more about our Parkinson's Research at more about our Parkinson's Research at http://www.23andme.com/pd *Includes free kit, lifetime subscription and shipping. These kits are subsidized for Parkinson's patients ONLY. This email was sent by [email protected] 23andMe | 1390 Shorebird Way | Mountain View | CA | 94043

    09/30/2011 05:25:15
    1. [Cress] FTdna 36 hr kit sale
    2. Nena Smothers
    3. Thank you for helping us reach 15,000 LIKES on our Facebook page! To show how much we like you too, we're offering a 36-HOUR SALE! START: Monday, September 26 (TODAY) at 12:00pm CDT END: Tuesday, September 27 at 11:59pm CDT For NEW customers: Y-DNA 12 . . . $59 (was $99) mtDNA . . . $59 (was $99) Y-DNA 37 . . . $129 (was $149) Family Finder . . . $199 (was $289) mtFullSequence (FGS) . . . $229 (was $299) Y-DNA 12 + mtDNA . . . $118 (was $179) Family Finder + Y-DNA 12 . . . $248 (was $339) Family Finder + mtDNA . . . $248 (was $339) Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 . . . $328 (was $438) Family Finder + mtFullSequence . . . $398 (was $559) Comprehensive Genome (Family Finder + mtFullSequence + Y-DNA67) . . . $597(was $797) Upgrades & Add-Ons: mtDNA add-on $59 . . . (was $89) mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR1 to Mega) . . . $199 (was $269) mtFullSequence upgrade (HVR2 to Mega) . . . $199 (was $239) mtFullSequence add-on . . . $219 (was $289) Family Finder add-on . . . $199 (was $289) Prices will be automatically adjusted on the Family Tree DNA website -- no coupon code needed!Important: Promotional orders need to be paid for by the end of this sale. Visit us at http://www.familytreedna.com to order now. We hope this limited-time sale will give you yet another reason to "LIKE" us! Thank you for your support! Family Tree DNA www.familytreedna.com Nena Smothers NE WA Smothers Tribe DNA Project Admin 2002-2011 http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Smothers Link to contribute to test kits for Smothers Tribe DNA project http://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx

    09/26/2011 06:33:13