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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!
What's New?Y-DNA RESULTS PAGES TEMPORARILY GOING AWAY.
The Slaven Y-DNA Project results page and the extended results page will be taken offline Monday, May 21, for an indefinite period. On May 25, new privacy rules of the European Economic Area take effect. While these General Data Protection Rules theoretically should only affect residents of Europe, FamilyTreeDNA is imposing rules on ALL project members, regardless of where they live. For us to be able to display your Y-DNA results here at slavens.net, you must have the "publicly share DNA results" box checked on your account at FTDNA. This used to be the default, so all but six of our project members are set this way. But if you ordered your Y-DNA test in the last couple years, you need to change the setting. To do so:
YSEARCH WEBSITE GOING AWAY.
"Old timers" in the Y-DNA testing arena may remember YSearch, an online database of sorts, where one could enter his Y-DNA marker values to compare them to other people's values. The site began back in the days when there were multiple Y-DNA testing companies-- FTDNA, DNA Heritage, Relative Genetics, even Ancestry offered Y-DNA testing for a time-- so it allowed people to compare no matter where they had tested. This is much like what GEDmatch offers autosomal DNA testees today. The site was acquired by FTDNA several years ago and has been allowed to wither on the vine. Due in part to the new European privacy laws, the site will be shut down around the end of the month. Anyone who has uploaded his results there in the past and wants to take one last look at their matches needs to do so PDQ.
NEW ENTRIES IN "DNA COUSINS REGISTRY."
We have the first descendant of Richard Harve Slavey/Slaven in the "Slaven Cousins DNA Registry," the listing of folks who have taken an autosomal DNA test from one of the companies and are looking for matches. And we've added another descendant of John Slaven of Highland County, Virginia. I'd like to see more Richard Harve descendants test, along with descendants of John Slaven from Garrard County, Kentucky, and Robert Slaven of Gibson County, Indiana. If, as some suspect, all three lines connect back to William Slaven of Pennsylvania/North Carolina, it's quite possible that a few will show distant cousin matches across the family lines. While that's reachine the limits of autosomal testing, such matches are possible. I have a half-dozen matches with whom the common ancestor is John Slaven of Highland County, a similar distance into the past.
FREE DNA UPLOADS TO 23andME?
If you have been tested by AncestryDNA, keep your eyes open for an offer from 23andMe for a free upload and reports. I uploaded my brother's data last week, and here's what we got: ancestral/ethnic composition, a count of how many cousin matches he has (i.e. 5 close family to second cousins, 1058 third and cousins, "many" fifth to distant cousins), and three minor wellness reports (muscle composition, saturated fat and weight, and sleep movement)-- and a sales pitch for buying a test. Knowing how many cousins you have at 23andMe, and getting a feel for their website, are nice benefits for the free upload, as is the ancestral composition.
A BOXER'S BALDNESS CURE
What does a less successful boxer, brother of the famed Frank "Paddy" Slavin do at age 65 and too old for the ring? He markets a baldness cure. Thanks to Frank Slavin descendant Nancy Newham for sharing.
CIVIL WAR LETTERS
Two more Civil War letters are being shared through this website, one from Medal of Honor winner Samuel Slavens, and one from his brother Reuben. Thanks to Linda Thompson for sharing. If you have old letters, Civil War or not, old photos, clippings, or other items you'd like to share with others through this webites, drop me an email!
Slaven Y-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.
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.
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