IN THE NEWS
FRANK SLAVIN, PUGLIST
Welcome to the Slaven Genealogy Exchange! Our purpose is to be a central location to collect and exchange information for Slaven, Slevin, Slavin, Slavey, and other surname variations. As a registered one-name study, the scope of this exchange is world wide. We hope there's something here for the beginning genealogist, the old hand, and the merely curious!
I'm sure many of you gave or got DNA testing kits for Christmas. Please considering sending in your information for the
autosomal DNA registry to help your cousins connect with you!
We tested an individual Y-DNA STR marker at YSEQ to see if the marker (which is tested by Family Tree DNA but not the lab used for this member's test several years ago) matched the value shared by descendants of John Slavens, b. ca. 1795 Tennessee, William H. Slavens, b. ca. 1817 in Tennesse, and another descendant of Jacob Slavens, born ca. 1818 in Tennessee. And it did! It appears that a value of 38-38 for marker CD-Y is indicative of common descent-- could it be from William or Daniel Slavens, sons of John and Elizabeth (Stuart) Slaven who moved to Tennessee late in the 18th century?
We have a new Y-DNA project member; check out his results on the results page and the extended results page. This is a very interesting result. The participant is another with early 19th century Tennessee/Illinois roots, like the participants descended from Jacob Slavens b. 1818 Tennessee and William Slavens b. 1817 Tennessee.
Slaven DNA Project members - if you changed email addresses, please update your email at FamilyTreeDNA (if that's where you tested) and let me know as well. I sent a mass email about autosomal DNA testing and about ten email addresses were bad. If you've forgotten your FTDNA login information, I can probably help with that.
The Slaven (& etc.) DNA Project is ramping up the Autosomal DNA Registry. If you have taken an autosomal DNA test, like the AncestryDNA test at Ancestry (they reportedly sold 2.7 million of them during the Christmas 2017 season!), FamilyFinder at FamilyTreeDNA, the Ancestry test at 23andMe, or the DNA test at MyHeritage, please consider sharing your information with the Registry. The idea is that your unknown cousins may be considering taking a test, and if they find your entry here it could encourage them to test, and test at the same company! (While cross-company matching can be done by uploading results to GEDmatch, not everyone does so. Keeping checking back, as I'm actively pursuing a few people that I know have tested and are looking for lost cousins!
Also, I'll keep building out the autosomal DNA introduction page with additional links to blog posts and other pages, so keep checking back for new information.
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