Posts Tagged ‘DNA’

DNA Sale from 14-21 November 2018

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

FamilyTreeDNA have announced a one week sale with some very good discounts. If you have Oxfordshire ancestry and were thinking of a DNA test now is a good time to buy one. Maybe you can buy a test as a present for a relative for Christmas? We run a project researching Oxfordshire ancestors and their families and are especially keen to have males with their pure male line ancestry based in Oxfordshire tested to help out the surname research project, although are happy to have all Oxfordshire ancestry testers in the project. It would be great to have more people from Minster Lovell and surrounding villages in the project as it helps us to understand our village history. You can see all the surnames we are researching and need DNA for at: Oxfordshire surname Project


Y-DNA 37: Was $169 now $99 (about £66)

Y-DNA 67: Was $268 now $179

Y-DNA 111: Was $359 now 219

Family Finder (autosomal test): Was $79 now $49 (about £32)

Maternal DNA: Was $199 now $139

Y-DNA is for Males only and tests the pure male line, autosomal is for all testers and shows cousins on all lines but only back about 5 generations, maternal DNA is for everyone but tests the pure female line.

Other tests are also in the sale.

Go to and click on the ‘join’ button if you have Oxfordshire ancestry and are buying a test which will include those lines. We will ask you to tell us about your Oxfordshire ancestry when you join.

Any queries please contact

Calling all males with Oxfordshire ancestry – DNA needed

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

For our Oxfordshire research project we are looking for males whose ancestry is in Oxfordshire before 1875 and hopefully much further back. If you have that ancestry and are willing to have a Y-DNA test to help us trace surnames in Oxfordshire and where they occurred please contact

Note also there is a big DNA sale on the week of 21-28 April 2018 so we encourage everyone to buy their tests this week.





DNA Testing

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Thank you for all who attended my talk on DNA testing yesterday. If you are interested in a test do go to and buy one before 28th April 2017 as there is a sale.

Those with good Oxfordshire ancestry going back in the county before 1880, for at least 3 generations, please join our Oxfordshire DNA group at There are also plenty of groups for individual surnames, so once you have bought your test, join those groups too. You can belong to as many groups as you like once you have paid for a test.

DNA testing for Oxfordshire family history

Friday, June 14th, 2013

For all of you who are keen on getting your DNA tested, FamilyTreeDNA have a sale on upgrades for Y-DNA testing for Father’s Day. Details are below. Do please join our Oxfordshire DNA project at if you have a long Oxfordshire heritage (going back into at least the nineteenth century over 4+ generations) and are being, or have been tested. To get decent results for comparison we recommend the Y-DNA 67 test for your surname/male line and the mtDNA fullsequence for the female line. So far we have some Harris family results from Minster Lovell in the project – let’s get some more from the village.
Notice from
From June 12, 2013 through June 19, 2013, we will reduce the following prices.
Y-DNA 12 to 25 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 12 to 37 was $99 Now $69
Y-DNA 12 to 67 was $189 Now $148
Y-DNA 25 to 37 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 25 to 67 was $148 Now $114
Y-DNA 25 to 111 was $249 Now $224
Y-DNA 37 to 67 was $99 Now $79
Y-DNA 37 to 111 was $220 Now $188
Y-DNA 67 to 111 was $129 Now $109
To order an upgrade at these special prices you may log into your personal page with your kit number and password. Click on the “Order Upgrade” button located on the right side of the menu bar. Then click on the “Special Offers” button.