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!
FamilyTreeDNA is running a holiday sale through Dec. 31 with nice discounts on Y-DNA testing, for both new customers and for existing customers wanting to upgrade. A table of the sale prices are below. In addition, when existing customers log into their FTDNA page, they'll find a Mystery Reward-- a coupon for discounts on tests at FTDNA. The discount code can be given to others, and will change weekly. (I'm getting a sense that it might change each time you log in.) So check your account every week! (And if someone is planning an order, drop me an email and I'll see if I have an applicable discount code.) Now, those discounts...
Finally have that new blog post finished and posted. It looks at the question whether James and Benjamin Slavens, sons of Isaiah Slavens, may have been twins. I have also added a few new stories to the "in the news" section. And I should also get another blog post up this weekend-- information shared by a researcher on a turn of the (19th) century ancestor!
I welcome guest submissions to the slavens.net blog. They would need to be generally genealogy related. Maybe you have a research problem that you'd like to detail, laying out the sources you've checked, the discrepancies you've found, your thoughts on what may be missing. For example, I intend to get a blog post together discussing whether Isaiah Slavens is buried at Union Chapel, where his marker is, or at Brick Chapel, in Putnam County, Indiana. Maybe you've had a family reunion that brought together unknown cousins, or you've visited an old family cemetery or homestead. Contact me with your ideas. Thanks! And contributions for other parts of the web site-- photos, bios, obituaries, etc.-- are always welcome as well!
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I'm a software engineer for a company in the Des Moines suburbs. Besides genealogy, I'm also involved with collie rescue. I'd love to spend much more time working on this website but until retirement in 5 years or a lottery jackpot win, it's going to have to remain a hobby.