Monday, 27 October 2014

The Scots-Irish: The Cracker

The Scots-Irish: The Cracker: Cracker Cattle What is the etymology of the term Cracker?   We all know what a Cracker was (or is).   A Southern Anglo-Celt, usually ...

Thursday, 23 October 2014

AncestryDNA and 23andMe (V3) Transfer to Family Tree

(more information on the transfer offer from Family Tree DNA.)

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!
That’s right!  Pass this news along to your friends and family members that have tested with or 23andMe so they can discover new matches in the world’s largest genetic genealogy database for FREE!  
Note: Autosomal raw data cannot be transferred to an account that already has Family Finder
What’s in it for You?
After transferring, you’ll get your top 20 matches, complete with their surnames and relationship predictions.  You don’t have to do anything after uploading your data to see these matches.  You’ve got nothing to lose!

You can unlock ALL of your matches and myOrigins results for free by recruiting 4 other relatives or friends to transfer their results using a link we’ll provide!

Unlock Right Away for Just $39
If you do not want to wait for 4 others to transfer, we are also permanently reducing the price to unlock all of your matches and myOrigins results to just $39!  
Once a transfer has purchased or referred 4 others they will unlock the full Family Finder experience!
How Does it Work?
New customers must enter their name and email address to get started.  If you already have an FTDNA account, just click Already have a Family Tree DNA account?

Next, click ‘Upload Raw Data’ to select and upload the raw data file from AncestryDNA™ or 23andMe© (V3) from your computer.  It is not necessary to unzip the file prior to uploading it.  If you don’t have your raw data file handy, instructions on how to download it will be available.

The first round of results processing will take about an hour and an email notification will be sent to the registered email address after we are done processing the raw data.

Transfer your 23andMe©(V3) or AncestryDNA™

Family Tree DNA is offering free transfers from 23andMe and AncestryDNA.  This is an excellent opportunity to upload your existed data into Family Tree's data base. 

Link:  23andMeV3 and AncestryDNA Transfers

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Scots-Irish: R-L21 Haplogroup and the Scots-Irish

The Scots-Irish: R-L21 Haplogroup and the Scots-Irish:   Above is a map showing the location of the R-L21 Haplogroup.  R-L21 Haplogroup and the growing number of downstream (more recent in ch...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Scots-Irish: John Steinbeck and his Scots-Irish mother

The Scots-Irish: John Steinbeck and his Scots-Irish mother: Many families married into the Scots-Irish.  German families in the Upland and backwood South often became part of Scots-Irish society.  Her...