There has never been a better time to participate in the Ulster Heritage DNA Project or the Ulster Heritage mtDNA Project. The genetics laboratory we use for the testing is running a sales promotional with substantial lowering of their prices. The Ulster Heritage DNA Project uses the Y chromosome test; it is for males only as this chromosome is only passed from father to son. This is why it is excellent for surname studies, particularly for families from Ireland and Scotland that often use patronymic naming patterns.
The Ulster Heritage mtDNA test uses mitrochondrial DNA, which is passed by the mother to both her sons and daughters. For this reason, both men and women can participate in the Ulster Heritage mtDNA test.
When you join, make sure you sign up for the Ulster Heritage newsletter and forum at:
The details of the sale and Max Blankfield's note to me is below:
In the last few days we have received several e-mails from group administrators asking us to extend our "Unparalleled 50% Promotional Discount" Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $119 (the regular project price is $248 – a reduction of more than 50%!!), as many people are only now becoming aware of the promotion.
We have decided, therefore, to extend it until June 30th, 2009. Kits must be paid by July 7, 2009. In order for the most people take advantage of this promotion, we encourage you to post the following link in your family messages boards, blogs, and mail lists, as well as forward to people when they ask you where to place the order:
Join Ulster Heritage Project and mtDNA Project
For those projects that require a "Join Request", please be sure to reply to the prospective test candidate in time for him to order at the promotional price.
As always, that you for your continued support.
Vice-President, Operations and Marketing