do I participate?
If you haven't already been tested by a
lab, you may order a DNA Kit by notifying the coordinators.
The current cost, if you order through the Power/Powers/Poor/de la Poer
Family DNA Group coordinators, is the group-discounted rate. Your payment,
along with the invoice, is due when you mail your DNA sample to the Family
Tree DNA lab. You may pay with credit card, Paypal's secure payment
service, personal cheque, or money order (The entire fee goes to the
laboratory, the Power et al Group does not profit financially from your
The Family Tree-DNA kit contains an Instruction Sheet,
a Release Sheet to be signed, two tiny bottles containing a soap solution,
(preservative type solution), and two "cheek scrapers." An invoice and a
self-addressed mailing envelope are also enclosed.
The cheek scraper is about the size of an ordinary
Q-tip. You remove the scraper from the sterile package and then scrape the
inside of you cheek for about 60 seconds. Then the end of the scraper is
ejected into the small glass bottle containing a soapy solution. Eight
hours later, you do the same thing with the second scraper and bottle. The
two bottles, your check, and the signed release is then mailed to the
Unfortunately, it requires from five to eight weeks to
process your sample and notify you of your Y chromosome scores. A copy of
your report will also be mailed to the coordinators of the Power Et Al DNA
and History Project Administrators. We will then ask you to submit
information about your Power (and its surname variants) lineage and your
ancestor's migration pattern. This data will then
be posted onto our Internet website. However, your name will not be reported (your privacy will be protected).
Your DNA marker values will be added to our data tables which will allow
you to compare your values with other participants in our project.
The tables also contain links to other DNA database services where you
can compare your markers.
To join the project and to receive a test kit via Family Tree DNA's website:
If you have already been tested by a
lab such as Ancestry.com, SMGF.org, or FTDNA and have access to your DNA
test data, participation is easy. Simply notify the project
administrators via the link below. We will request you send us a
copy of your DNA test data via e-mail and will add it to our ever
growing database of participants.
If you have already been tested with a lab and wish to share your
information and join the project:
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