Marilyn Teaff Barton
The National Geographic Genographic Project is a landmark five-year study that will assemble the world's largest collection of DNA samples to map how humankind populated the planet.? Many people have participated in the project, and then become interested in using DNA to find out more about their own family tree.? It is important to transfer yourself, your results, and your retained sample from NGGP to Family Tree DNA, so that your sample will be kept on file for futher testing, if desired.? It is simple to transfer into Family Tree DNA.? Go to your NGGP page and look towards the bottom for a small link called "Learn More".? Click through the links and eventually you'll join Family Tree DNA.? Once you have done that, you'll be able to join the project, which includes all various spellings.
Once in the project, you'll benefit by upgrading your yDNA test, as 12 markers is mainly useful for haplogroup and deep ancestry.? FTDNA will use your sample that was collected by NGGP, as it will be transferred with you.? FTDNA says that they will be able to retain it for 25 years and that they can run many future tests from it.
It is also easy to join a surname project at Worldfamilies.net once you have transferred to FTDNA:? In your FTDNA page is a blue button labelled "join".? Click on that button, then select the surname, then select a second gray join button which is lower on the page.? Or, you can call or email FTDNA and ask them to transfer you into the project? - or you can send Worldfamilies.net? your kit number AND code (password) and we can transfer you in.
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