If youre one of the tens of thousands of men who donated DNA samples and pedigree information to the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), your genealogical largesse is being rewarded.
Genetic-genealogy and social networking site GeneTree is extending a special offer to SMGF Y-DNA donors.
Those men didnt receive test results when they donated their Y-DNA to SMGFs project, which began in 2000, to build a database linking genetic and genealogical information. The free SMGF database now holds details on 7 million ancestors and represents more than 170 countries.
But now, those Y-DNA donors can access their Y-DNA test results for $49.50 through GeneTree (about a third of GeneTree’s regular cost for a test). To take advantage of this offer, follow the instructions on GeneTree.
(Donors of mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass on to their offspring, received a similar offer last year to access their mtDNA results.)