Germanna and Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) have joined forces to develop the most comprehensive Germanna DNA Project ever.
Genealogy: A search for the greatest treasures - our ancestors.
FTDNA is the oldest and largest DNA database company and Germanna is pleased to work with them. FTDNA will make a small contribution to the Germanna Foundation for every individual that participates in the Germanna DNA Project. Thank you FTDNA!
How do you get started? Simple. Order a test kit through this link (click on banner):
Scroll down to the types of tests one can order, select your desired test, order it, and FTDNA will send you what you need to swab the inside of your mouth and thus be able to return your DNA material in the sealed containers that come with your kit. You then just mail back your kit to FTDNA in the envelope they provide and then FTDNA will analyze and send your DNA results to you. It is pretty exciting as the information you get back will be very impressive. What will the information show? Well, you will just have to order your test kit and see what it says!
Why have a Germanna DNA Project?
DNA testing has become a reality and it is an additional genealogical tool that can add to the wealth of Germanna Genealogy. To see the initial list of names on the Germanna DNA Project, click here.
What can a Germanna DNA Project tell us?
The DNA Project can tell us who the rest of our Germanna eight great grandparents were, not just the patrilineal and matrilineal Germanna great grand parents.
How can a DNA project do this?
The Germanna immigrants traveled to America with friends and family. They tended to migrate southward and westward from the Piedmont area of Virginia the same way. Genealogical evidence shows that many of the families intermarried for generations as they migrated and this has created a unique opportunity through DNA testing to discover more than our patrilineal great great grandfather or our matrilineal great great grandmother. So instead of knowing just your eighth great grandfather Nicholas Jager and your eighth great grandmother AnnaMaria Blankenbaker's DNA, you can possibly discover the DNA of the rest of your eighth great grandparents.
Here is a link for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DNA including a video: FTDNA FAQs
If you still have questions, FTDNA will be happy to field your
telephone calls at 713-868-1438
What will happen with the Germanna DNA Project?
It is quite possible that the Germanna DNA Project could prove to be the largest and most illuminating of the DNA projects. And all you have to do is click on the FTDNA banner below to participate in the project.
If you already have had a test done with FTDNA then just join the Germanna Project.
Mark Twain once remarked that he spent $25 to research his family tree, and then he had to spend $50 to cover it up.