Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ancestry.com to Retire Y-DNA and mtDNA Testing

On June 4th Ancestry.com announced that it would be "retiring" some of their products. Among those being retired are their Y-DNA and mtDNA testing services. The tests will no longer be made available after September 5, 2014. Ancestry.com will continue to offer an Autosomal DNA test. The announcement can be found on the Ancestry.com blog page.

In response to this announcement, Family Tree DNA, the host company for the Brewer DNA Project, is strongly recommending that those who have tested with Ancestry.com to transfer their Y-DNA and Autosomal DNA test results to Family Tree DNA. For more information on how to transfer and for Family Tree DNA's fee structure, please see the Y-DNA Transfer page at Family Tree DNA. Presently, a 33 marker transfer can be ordered for only $19. However, if you would like Family Tree DNA to provide you with a haplogroup prediction, or to match you with others who have already tested with Family Tree DNA, you will need to transfer an order an upgrade which is currently offered for $58. Please refer to the Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Transfer page for details.

At the Brewer DNA Project we would like to encourage all males named Brewer (Brower, Brouwer, Bruer, etc.) who have taken a Y-DNA test with Ancestry.com to take this opportunity to transfer their Y-DNA test results to Family Tree DNA and to join the Brewer DNA Project. For more on the Brewer DNA Project please see our Goals Page, our News Page, and our Results Page. Should you have any questions about joining the Project please do not hesitate to contact us through the e-mail links available on the Project's Background page.

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