Settings for DNA-results

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Contribute to our source material being the best possible! From November 2014 FTDNA unfortunately changed their standard (default) settings. It means that everyone who ordered tests after that date must log in to their FTDNA accounts and change settings, in order to contribute to our shared knowledge and “dugnad”, with information in our lists of earliest known ancestors in the direct paternal and maternal lines. DNA is a Primary Source! Result lists for these tests…

DNA-tests are a primary source

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Securing sources for the future: An appeal to all genealogists How often have you in your genealogy work been frustrated over missing sources: church records that are lost, photo albums and private archives someone decided to throw away. Have you ever considered that DNA is a source just like these? What if your descendants a hundred years from now are wondering why you, a genealogist, did not secure the DNA from uncle Einar and grandma…

A test?

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What do you refer to when you say “A Test” or “The Test”? The test kit with swabs and vials that you get in the mail to submit back to the FTDNA lab. The test kit has a kit number and is linked to one person. The biological sample (cells) from the swabbing, which will be analysed by the laboratory. It is linked to the kit number of the account for one person. If the…

Norway DNA Project

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Everyone with known Norwegian ancestry should join our national DNA project. By joining you contribute to our knowledge about haplogroup distribution in Norway. The statistics can only show results from members, so it is essential that as many as possible of the testers with a Norwegian ancestry join. Our lists of Y- and mtDNA results are an important source for Norwegian genealogy research. The lists show names, years and place for the earliest known direct…

Genographic

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We wish all Norwegian Genographic-testers and Geno 2.0 testers to join Norway DNA. Read more about how to transfer results and join! Many Norwegians and others with Norwegian ancestry participated in the first Genographic-project which was a collaboration between National Geographic and IBM (sponsor). They performed simple DNA-tests for a number of world populations, and for volunteers who wished to contribute to the database through testing. The tests were small: Y-DNA 12 STR-marker for direct…

Not testet yet?

If you are interested in testing, you can order a new test here, directly from The Norway DNA Project. We usually recommend: 1) for direct paternal lines: minimum Y37, preferably Y67 2) for direct maternal lines: full mt-test FMS 3) for closer relatives in all lines: Family Finder Read more about different types of test on our webpages, click the links or see the menu. It can also be useful to check who is the…

Transfer from 23andMe or Ancestry for free!

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Family Tree DNA is now allowing people that have taken an AncestryDNA or 23andMe (V3) test to transfer their raw data to the Family Finder database for FREE by visiting www.familytreedna.com/AutosomalTransfer! For 23andMe-testers: Only the v3-version from November 2010 to November 2013 can be transferred. The older v2 and the newer v4 are not compatible with FTDNA’s Family Finder. Pass this news along to your friends and family members that have tested with Ancestry.com or…

mtDNA and Research

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Have you done the Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS)? Are you still “just” H, V, T2 – or other udefined groups? Maybe no one has done any research on just your specific mtDNA mutations yet. For the scientists to evaluate all possible SNPs found in your sequence and define new haplogroups/subclades, they need access to more data. Submit to GenBank to contribute to research Everyone with a Full Sequence test (FMS, FGS, “Mega”) can submit their…

Y-DNA testing to verify lines

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A lot of people still believe that DNA testing for genealogy is mainly for anthropology and the long lines of history. However, Y-DNA is a powerful and exact tool to control and verify direct paternal lines. Our interesting article by Trond Bekkevold is not yet translated into English, but can be read through Google translate.    

10 days left of the holiday sale!

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Sale prices are valid through Dec 31. Order as ususal from our project page to get sale prices. Everyone already tested have got coupon codes – mystery rewards – and many of theses are posted to the Facebook-group for NorwayDNA. They give 5 or 10 $ extra off the sale price, some even have 25 $ off Y37 or mtDNA FMS, or 100 $ off BigY. Coupons you do not need yourself can be given…