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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!
We have a new participant in the Slaven DNA Project-- the descendant of an Irishman from County Tipperary who emigrated to Australia in 1856. He doesn't have any matches amongst our current project members, but he likely connects to the Slevin clan from the Borrisokane area. We'd love to see a member of that family join the project! (Hmm, I wonder if the Edward Slevin who came from Borrisokane to Des Moines, b. 1830 d. 1884, has any direct male descendants in my area?) See the extended results page for the values and family of our new Aussie participant.
I'm holding off on introducing the autosomal DNA registry/project for the time being. There's been a big dust-up between FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch, so I'm going to wait to see how that shakes out.
About a dozen additional obituaries have been added.
Sorry for the lack of new content on the site since the first of the year. My sister-in-law is battling stage 4 breast cancer, and I have been helping my brother and sister-in-law daily. This has left no time for the website. I'll get back to it when I can. Here's what I got done in late 2015:
Here's an interesting blog post about AncestryDNA's latest announcement about their autosomal DNA testing. Roberta is one of the leading bloggers and experts on genealogical DNA testing. I have nothing against autosomal testing-- I've been tested at both FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe, and have uploaded my data to GEDmatch. I intend to work up some kind of a &Slaven Autosomal DNA Project& for people who have had autosomal tests. But Roberta's blog should be mandatory reading for anyone thinking of springing for an autosomal DNA test after being swept off their feet by Ancestry's announcement. Update: Ancestry had their test on sale for $69 after Thanksgiving, so I have a test in the works at Ancestry...
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