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Guild Projects (posting requires registration) => Greathouse Surname DNA Project => Topic started by: Rick on June 28, 2013, 05:05:41 PM

Title: FTDNA's Sizzling Summer Event through July 26, 2013
Post by: Rick on June 28, 2013, 05:05:41 PM
FTDNA's Sizzling Summer Event

Summer is once again upon us and it is time for our Sizzling Summer event! Our successful summers over the last two years have led us to offer you great values again this year. So, let's work together to grow your projects and to grow our database.

We have been working with Illumina to offer our Family Finder autosomal test for only $99 during our summer event. In fact, if we receive enough orders at $99, Illumina may be able to help us keep it at this extremely low of rate of $99!

As you take advantage of our summer event, remember that the permanency of the $99 Family Finder test is actually in your hands!
Beginning on Thursday, June 27, 2013 and running until Friday, July 26, 2013, we will offer the following:
Y-DNA37                                                               was $169........Now $129
Y-DNA67                                                               was $268........Now $208
Y-DNA111                                                             was $359........Now $308
mtDNA Full Sequence                                           was $289........Now $189

Family Finder                                                        was $289........Now $99
Family Finder + Y-DNA37                                      was $368........Now $228
Family Finder + Y-DNA67                                      was $467........Now $307
Family Finder + mtDNAFullSequence                    was $398........Now $288
Comprehensive Genome (Y-DNA67, FMS & FF)    was $666........Now $496 


If you are a male Greathouse with continuous Male Greathouse lineage from your most distant ancestor, then a Y-DNA test could help establish your heritage. There is a current project with 36 men who have already participated. See results for current Greathouse Y-DNA Testing. These are grouped as participants believed their ancestors to be, but also with participants matching their various markers. The more matches shared between participants, the more likely those participants shared a recent common ancestor. Join Us!

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Most of our Greathouse Surname Y-DNA Projects pages at the website have been re-written to reflect the current status of the project. Those updates will be completed later this evening.

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Don't forget to review the latest updates to our Y-DNA results page.

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Along with the pages for our Lineage I (Haplogroup I1) group which matches the ancestral haplotype for Herman Groethausen, which has now been supported by 14 100% matches across 43 markers, with 7 of those also matching at 100% across 67 markers.

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Note: The DNA Heritage lab sort order has been related as retired. This means there will be no further updates to those pages and the links will be removed soon.
Title: Re: FTDNA's Sizzling Summer Event through July 26, 2013
Post by: Rick on June 28, 2013, 05:59:14 PM
While we accept any and all Greathouse males who would like to join our Greathouse Surname Y-DNA project, there are Greathouse males out there whose Y-DNA results we would really like to add to the project. Also to be as effective as possible, we need at least three Greathouse males who descend through three sons of any of the following named Greathouse males:

1) Any Greathouse males who descend from Herman Greathouse; David Greathouse; and Samuel Greathouse of Baltimore County, MD between 1759 and 1798.

2) One or two Greathouse who descend from Herman Greathouse, husband of Mary Stull. He has been proven conclusively not to have been the same man as Herman Greathouse of Baltimore County, MD, who was named as the son of Henry Greathouse in the 1786 - Deed: Herman Greathouse to Christopher Yeakle, 6 acres, Montgomery County, PA.  Both men named Herman Greathouse were born between 1717 and 1724. If Herman Greathouse of Baltimore County, MD was the son of Henry Greathouse, then Herman Greathouse, husband of Mary Stull, was the son of Johann Adolph & Anna Amelia Miller Grothaus.

Read more: 2013 - Herman Greathouse: Never The Twain Shall Meet (

3) Any Greathouse males who descend John Greathouse, husband of Elizabeth; John Greathouse, husband of Catharina Haack; and William Greathouse, husband of Mary Livenston; of Shenandoah County, VA between 1776 and 1784.

4) William Walter Greathouse, husband of Charlotte McClendon. We need at least two additional participants to represent this line through preferably different sons.

Currently the Greathouse male lines which are represented by 3 or more participants are:

1) John Greathouse, husband of Sarah McDade, of Mason, Kanawha, Jackson, Wirt and Roane County, VA.

2) Michael Greathouse of Ozark, Greene County, MO in 1850.

3) William Greathouse Sr. of Harrison County, VA.

4) Harmon Greathouse of Wharton, Fayette County, PA who died on Belmont County, OH in 1834. They Y-DNA matches in this line hasn't been as tight a match in this group, so we could use 1 or 2 more participants from different sons representing this line.

For those who have thought about doing Y-DNA testing, there is no time like FTDNA's Sizzling Summer Sale to order you Y-DNA test and join our Greathouse Surname Y-DNA Project.

We have already received orders recently from one participant who ordered an upgrade from 67 markers to 111 markers and another who upgraded from 111 markers to the Family Finder test.