knox DNA project -- DNA Testing Fees

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

The Knox DNA Project is open to Knox-surnamed men who have tested with any lab. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend that new participants test with our contractor, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). The strongest reason is that FTDNA has by far the largest customer database of any company in the “DNA genealogy community” – with more than 140,000 sets of test results. And although it appears that other companies haven’t revealed the sizes of their customer bases,  the largest of them probably has no more than 40,000 sets of results. Therefore, we believe that any test purchased from FTDNA will have much greater “comparison power” than the tests offered by other companies.

 

Correspondingly the chances of finding DNA matches are generally much better when you test via FTDNA. But if you have already tested via another company or lab, please still get in touch. We’d be very happy to include your results!

 

 

 

 

 

Fees for Knox DNA Project testing at Family Tree DNA  (as of August 2012):

 

 

 12 Marker Y Chromosome test - $103.00

 

 25 Marker Y Chromosome test - $128.00

 

 37 Marker Y Chromosome test - $153.00

 

 67 Marker Y Chromosome test - $252.00

 

 

 Upgrades:

 

 

 12 to 25 Marker Y Chromosome test - $49.00

 

 12 to 37 Marker Y Chromosome test - $99.00

 

 12 to 67 Marker Y Chromosome test - $189.00

 

 25 to 37 Marker Y Chromosome test - $49.00

 

 25 to 67 Marker Y Chromosome test - $148.00

 

 37 to 67 Marker Y Chromosome test - $99.00

 

Please keep in mind that these prices are discounted for project members. Your kit must be ordered through the Knox Project (or another FTDNA-affiliated project) to get any these prices. 

 

The test we recommend for most new participants is 37 markers. The discount price for members of the project is $153.00.  Or, if cost is an issue for you, the "basic test" of 12 markers goes for only $103.00. The 12-marker test is almost always adequate for "disproving" relationships. In other words, if it shows no match with another individual, then you can be virtually certain you aren't related to him.

 

Unfortunately however, the 12-marker test often generates spurious or "false positive" matches. So if you test only for 12 markers and then find a match, you'll usually need an upgrade to 25 or 37 to determine if your match is genuine -- and your upgrade will entail an additional delay of four to eight weeks, not to mention a considerable cost premium.

 

The 67-marker test, which costs $242.00, is seldom useful unless you have at least one or two matches who have also tested for 67 markers. Still, if you simply have a "scientific" curiosity about the results, then we don't discourage you from the 67-marker test.

 

Finally, if you live outside the USA, please note that there will be an additional mailing charge of USD 2.00.

 

To apply for membership, or to get additional details, just send a short message that includes basic information on your earliest known Knox-surnamed male ancestor to our project's administrator, Jim Brown (James Armistead Brown, Jr.),  DNAProject@aol.com    

   

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