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 there
are 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 cannot 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.
Two levels of Y DNA testing are available for new participants:
marker test can determine if there is a Most Recent
Common Ancestor (MRCA) between two males of the same surname
as recently as 7 generations ago and earlier. It is precise
enough to determine if men with the same surname are related
to an MRCA who lived within a genealogically meaningful time
frame. See the Family Tree DNA Daniel join page
for current pricing.
marker test can determine if there is an MRCA between
two males of the same surname as distantly as 22 generations
ago and earlier. It is more precise, precise enough to
determine if men with the same surname are related to an MRCA
who lived within a genealogically meaningful time frame. See
the Family Tree DNA Daniel join page
for current pricing.
Regardless of which test is
taken, it is most important to get started by joining the
project, ordering a kit and submitting a DNA sample. Any
level of testing is valuable. 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
postage paid 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. Participants will be able to
log on to a private personal page at Family Tree DNA to view
their results using their kit# or user name. Anonymized results
will also be published on this site's Results page.
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 by other researchers, please indicate so to the project
managers. 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 submission.
Participants and other interested
parties are also encouraged to join the Daniel, and surname
variants, discussion group hosted by groups.io. A join link may
also be found on the DNA Resources Links
page of this web site.