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Posted on Tuesday Nov 11 0:00:00 GMT 2008
       Hello and welcome to the Clan Wood Society Blog space. My name is Steve Wood and I am one of your elected Council Members. I will also be one of the Moderators for the Blog Space. From time to time, the Society will post here articles of interest to members. Some of these articles may be available in other parts of the Society website and some may not. The difference about this space is that you as a member can comment on the posts found here. You can also post informative items or questions of your own that are relevant to the Clan and the Society.  We would, however, like to ask you to remember that your posts are visible to members of many different age groups and backgrounds, so please help us to keep the Blog space family friendly. Posts will be monitored for content, and any inappropriate posts will be removed by moderators. Thank you for your assistance, and enjoy the Blog.   Tutus in Undis!
                                                                                          
                                                                           

Genealogy - DNA Testing

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We are quite often asked if we operate a Wood DNA database, to which the answer is No, it would need professional management.
 
However, we have recently been given the option to link up with such a project that would remain independent of the Clan Wood Society financially and in all other respects.  Before we take any action, the Council would like to know what interest there might be among our members in taking part.
 
You can respond without identifying yourself.  We are just trying to get some idea of the level of potential interest.

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  1. Bill Wood

    Y-DNA testing has had several advances in just the past 8 Months. It is now possible to Identify Mutations (SNPs) in each Wood male line, and find the points at which Branching has occurred. The Wood-Woods DNA Project has identified more than 65 UNRELATED Wood families through Y-DNA Testing. I NEED Wood males in the United Kingdom to test their Y-DNA through Family Tree DNA so that their results can be compared in the Wood Surname Project. Not Family Finder or Ethnicity test, but y-DNA only. My email is: LTCBILLWOOD@NC.RR.COM if you are interested in more information - There is no other company with Surname Projects. And, yes, DNA testing can be expensive.

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  2. Danny Wood

    I would be interested

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  3. Graham.C.M. Wood

    The DNA test would be of great interest.

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  4. Bill Wood

    There are a number of DNA companies offering tests for genealogical purposes. However, there is only one Wood Surname Project. This project is hosted by Family Tree DNA, and currently has more than 440 members, representing more than 50 unrelated families by the name of Wood. There is no membership fee for the project, but members must have results of a y-DNA test (from any company) that can be transferred to the FTDNA data base. It costs $19.00 US to transfer from most companies. There are three types of testing used for genealogy: y-DNA testing which only traces the male line from son to father to grandfather, etc. (Only males can take this test) Mt-DNA testing which only traces the direct maternal line. Autosomal DNA (Family Finder) which can identify relatives going back on all lines for about ten generations. The major benefit in DNA testing for genealogy comes from the ability to compare results with other testers. So, you need access to a data base. In my opinion, the best autosomal data base is with Ancestry.com. The best y-Data base - primarily because of its surname projects is Family tree DNA. 23 and Me is the best company for identifying genetic health issues. The cost of DNA testing has come down considerably in the past 5 years, but is still expensive for most. A 67 marker y-DNA test runs $269 US. My Wood family came to Virginia in the late 1700's. It has taken 40 years of paper trail, and then y-DNA testing to take the family back to the late 1600's in Maryland. If we were transported for supporting Scotland at the Battle of Preston, DNA can help us prove our origins. We are in need of y-DNA samples from Scotland and England to help us reunite our CLAN. I am willing to coordinate with any Clan member who is interested in pursuing DNA testing. Bill Wood Cary, NC

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  5. Don Wood

    My wife bought me a DNA kit from 23 and me. Its about $100 US. It is very interesting to see the results.

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  6. Linda C Wood

    I think that a sample core of pure bloodline Wood members would be a good idea, and by that I mean throughout the world - a few from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Europe, Canada, America, Australia, Canada, etc. Your membership list would give you an idea of the spread that should be used.

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  7. Robert Wood

    I would be interested

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  8. Chris Cobb

    To introduce myself, I am a member of the Wood Clan only in that my maternal grandma was a Miss Wood & her g'father came from Fife. Now as to DNA . I have had DNA analysis done FOC by Relative Genetics 5 years ago. RG were swallowed up by Ancestry.com a Year ago sadly. In my experiance, such as it is, DNA analysis is only really worthwhile where well proven documented ancestry becomes faint many generations back ( say 12 + ) and thus can help to proove that a link exists to a well proven DOCUMENTED line. In my case "Cobb of Kent". There has been an issue where two brothers living c.1390 had only a very faint linking by document. But a recent DNA analysis for a new Cobb descendant of the older 1300's brother has very much" strengthened" this link which up to now was disputed by some. Otherwise I find the Ancestry. com DNA service more than a little USA centric unfortunatly - the old Relative Genetics service was much better Regards Chris Cobb

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  9. Brian Wood

    interested if not too costly does provide further "family" links to be followed up

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  10. Nick Wood (Sec.)

    I'm afraid we've no reason to think the service will be free, Roy. I understand that laboratory testing has a price.

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  11. ronnie wood (chair )

    I would like to have more info on this subject,please help. T.I.U

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  12. Roy Woods

    Hi I think this is a great idea, especially if it can be done for free. We might think that tracing our family tree is hopefully flawless, it would be great to have DNA proof to support our tree.

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  13. Jeffrey Swaim

    The idea of a DNA database is rather creepy to me. On the other hand, genealogical records and family histories are of great interest. My sister, Becca Perry, has done a lot of research into the family tree of my mother's side of the family. My mother's name is Sonora Ann Swaim, but her maiden name is Wood. Contact me at jokerbaxter@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more. I can put you in contact with my sister, who knows more about it. For some reason beyond my understanding I have been kept in the dark and fed bull my entire life, so I can only redirect you to her since she won't tell me a thing about it. LOL.

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  14. Jerry Oven

    I would be interested in doing DNA sampling. I've heard that the Wood family has some of the best DNA anywhere, fine DNA! No, I really would do it. Here in the U.S. there are several companies that provide testing for a fee.

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