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From: <>
Subject: Re: [STEDMAN] FTDNA Christmas Special
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:31:35 -0500
In-Reply-To: <4ECBC628.26051.2550B54E@David.Stedman.EiziE.Net>


Thanks from me too.
Zoe

---- David Stedman <> wrote:
> Hi Mark
>
> The cost of DNA testing has come down quite a lot over the last few years, I'm not
> supposed to quote prices on the mailing list, but if you go to the project website you
> can see the costs there.
>
> http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Stedman
>
> just click on the links in orange across the bottom, the Y-DNA37 kit is ideal to start
> off with and most likely is all you will need.
>
>
> BTW if you haven´t already sent your ancestry to John Lisle then please do so, he is
> always eager for new information for his database.
>
> http://www.johnlisle.org/stedman/tng/
>
>
> All the best
>
>
> Dave
>
>
>
> On 22 Nov 2011 at 9:02, Mark Stedman wrote:
>
> From: Mark Stedman <>
> Date sent: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:02:42 -0500
> To: "" <>
> Subject: Re: [STEDMAN] FTDNA Christmas Special
> Send reply to:
>
> [ Double-click this line for list subscription options ]
>
> Hi David,
>
> I can trace my ancestry on the paternal side back to the Connecticut
> Stedmans. I'm not sure if it makes sense for me to participate this
> project. I'm willing to be tested, but money is pretty tight right
> now. If you'd like I can send you the documentation of my family
> lineage. We are documented in the book that I believe is called people
> of the Hudson Valley or something like that. I have some electronic
> copies of it available.
>
> Mark
>
> Typed with two thumbs and sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 22, 2011, at 8:39 AM, David Stedman <> wrote:
>
> > Hi Zoe
> >
> > The project is a Y-DNA project and the Y chromosome is passed from father to son,
> > but lost if any daughters are involved, so unfortunately the person supplying the
> > DNA must be a direct father to son (etc) descendant in order to be able to
> > participate properly.
> >
> > There is another (expensive and somewhat more complicated) option available now
> > with Family Finder. This looks at the autosomal DNA which is passed to all children
> > from both parents. In order to utilise this fully though you would need to find cousin
> > from the line you are investigating to join in.
> >
> > Harpers Ferry was the location of the Sothern Arsenal in West Virginia. There was a
> > large Stedman family there in the early 19th C. and the name was top of the list with
> > seven father son teams working there in 1816.
> >
> > The noted genealogist Melvin Lee Steadman was a member of this line.
> >
> >
> > All the best
> >
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
> > On 22 Nov 2011 at 3:01, wrote:
> >
> > Date sent: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 3:01:32 -0500
> > From: <>
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [STEDMAN] FTDNA Christmas Special
> > Copies to: David Stedman <>
> >
> > Does the male person have to have the last name of Stedman or Harper?
> > My brother would be a direct descendant of both groups, but his last name isn't
> > Stedman or Harper. Those are just our ancestors.
> > What is the fee right now? Is that the National Geographics group or what?
> > Zoe
> >
> > ---- David Stedman <> wrote:
> >> Dear List
> >>
> >> Family Tree DNA (who we use for the DNA project) has announced a seasonal
> sale
> >> up to the end of December.
> >>
> >> This includes upgrades and new STR kits (the most useful for a surname
> project)
> >> plus Family Finder which has the advantage of being applicable to either men or
> >> women.
> >>
> >> I would like to encourage all people who are able to join (or know a potential
> DNA
> >> donor) to do so. We are having great success with the project but the more who
> join
> >> the more we will learn with this extremely powerful tool.
> >>
> >>
> >> The project does also have a limited amount of funds available to encourage
> testing
> >> of particular lines.
> >>
> >> As ever we are keen to see people from the Harpers Ferry and Isaac Stedman
> (of
> >> Biddenden) families join the project and of course we are always particularly
> >> interested in anybody with a paper trail to the British Isles.
> >>
> >> If you think your line could qualify for funding then please contact either John
> Lisle
> >> () or myself.
> >>
> >> You can join the project by clicking the links on the main project page and while
> you
> >> are there see how well we are doing :)
> >>
> >> http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Stedman
> >>
> >>
> >> People who have already got 12, 25 or 37 loci STR results can upgrade these or
> >> order Family Finder and people who are considering joining the project can order
> an
> >> STR kit (we now recommend the 37 loci to start off with) or Family Finder, all at
> >> seasonal discount rates.
> >>
> >> Please note that unfortunately only direct male descendants can participate with
> an
> >> STR kit, if you aren´t one of these then you will need to find a suitable donor for
> your
> >> line.
> >>
> >>
> >> All the best
> >>
> >>
> >> Dave Stedman
> >>
> >>
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