How this works.
Tree DNA (FTDNA) has been chosen as the DNA testing provider for
the Daniel DNA Project. If you are already a customer of FTDNA,
or are already using another DNA testing provider, see the FTDNA
parties should contact the project manager or co-manager if they
have any questions or concerns.
family research group, participants qualify for a reduced rate
on each of the several Y-DNA tests provided by Family Tree DNA
from this testing are completely confidential and can not be
used for any other purpose. Each participant is assigned a
unique customer number. The identity of participants is not
revealed to the lab at the University of Arizona where the DNA
analysis is performed. Only the customer number and surname of
the donor of the sample are released to the lab.
Get started by going to the
Daniel join page
and joining the Daniel DNA Project by ordering a test kit.
Several levels of Y DNA testing are available. For instance:
12 marker test can determine if there is a relationship, a
Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA), between two men with the
same surname 14 generations ago and earlier. The MRCA would
have been living about 350 years ago, or earlier. See the
Family Tree DNA Daniel join page
for current pricing.
25 marker test can determine if there is a MRCA between two
males of the same surname about 7 generations ago and earlier.
The MRCA would have been living about 175 years ago, or
earlier. See the Family Tree DNA Daniel join page
for current pricing.
Higher marker tests are
available. The most important thing is to get started by joining
the project, ordering a kit and submitting a DNA sample.
Submission of DNA samples is only needed one time and upgrades to
your initial test may be ordered at a later date.
will be given the option of paying by credit card or by
receiving an invoice with their kit.
testing kit consists of two small brushes and two vials of
preservative liquid. Participants brush the inside of their
cheek with one of the brushes and then insert the brush into one
of the vials, pushing on the end of the brush which ejects the
brush into the vial, which is then sealed. This is repeated with
the other brush. Both vials are mailed to FTDNA using the
envelope that is provided.
release form is included with the kit. This form authorizes
FTDNA to share your test results ONLY with others whose tests
indicate that there is a familial relationship. You will receive
contact information for these individuals, if they have also
signed the release form.
results take several weeks for processing. When the results are
obtained, participants will be informed of DNA matches via the
email address they have submitted.
the kit and more information is available on FTDNA's web site.
Participants are also encouraged to
submit a biography of their earliest ancestor who can be proved
using primary records, such as wills, deeds, etc. See the FAQ page for more
information. Biographies may be sent to the manager and co-manager for
inclusion on the Participating Lines page of the project web site.
Do not submit biographies for individuals for which a relationship
cannot be proved using primary records. If you wish to be
contacted, please indicate so and include a means of contact,
typically an email address which will be linked to your ancestor's
biography. Biographies should contain enough information to allow
others to make a connection to your line. Biographies should
primarily contain information about your earliest proved ancestor,
but basic information about his children is acceptable, and should
be limited to name, birth and death dates and places, and name of
spouse(s). Biographies already posted to the site may be used as
examples. Biographies may be edited to conform with the format of
existing biographies. Please include "Daniel DNA Project
Biography" in the subject line of your submision.