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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Want to join the McGuire Surname DNA project?

We encourage all McGuire families to participate in the project. The results for the McGuire surname project can be found here: McGuire Surname DNA project .

When placing your order for the testing... make sure your participant joins the McGuire surname project at the same time. By joining the McGuire Surname project, you'll receive a discounted group price on the testing.

This testing is for McGuire males only. Participants are tested for the Y-Chromosomes that are passed down by a male ancestor many thousands of years ago. These DNA markers are inherited by all the sons, grandsons, and g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-great grandsons of their ancestor.

A participant can order either the 12, 25, 37, or 67 marker test; however the higher marker tests are going to be more conclusive. The DNA tests (including prices) are described in this McGuire Surname project link:

The DNA test kits are easy to use, and absolutely painless. You rub 2 or 3 cotton-like swabs inside your mouth, place them in a plastic tube and mail them off to the lab. You can easily upgrade your DNA kit to a higher marker level later, if one wishes to.

The Family Tree DNA Test Kit

DNA test requirements

A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test.

Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test.

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