How do you participate in the Jean Family DNA Project?
If you are a male Jean family descendant, we strongly encourage you to participate in the Y-Chromosome DNA project. Currently there is really only one company we would recommend you use for the Y-chromosome DNA Project, which is Family Tree DNA (aka: FTDNA). [Note: The other item you need to consider is that currently we are past the stage where a 12 or 18 marker test is beneficial, and we encourage you take a test with a minimum of 25 markers (but, we prefer at least 33 markers).]
Information for Family Tree DNA is:
First determine which Paternal Lineal Test you would like to take, and then order the test at Family Tree DNA Jean Family Project. Make sure you join the Jean, Jane, Jayne family DNA Project when you are ordering so you will receive the project discount.
Y-DNA 12 (Y-Chromosome 12) > Not-Recommended - For male participants only. $59
Y-DNA 25 (Y-Chromosome 25) > Recommended - For male participants only. $109
Y-DNA 37 (Y-Chromosome 37) > Recommended & Preferred - For male participants only. $139
Y-DNA 67 (Y-Chromosome 67) > Recommended & Preferred - For male participants only. $228
New - DNA Chromosome Testing
There are currently three companies that we are aware of with Jean Family projects. Some participants have done the testing through all three companies. There are even ways you can download your results and compare them. This testing will not 100% prove any of your lineage, but it can help you determine if you are on the right track and is the first type of testing known to help both male and female descendants. Currently we encourage those who have not already tested to use Ancestry.com. They often run sales on the kits around holidays, but at $99 it is still a great price and so far we have found their site easier to use. The more people who test the easier it is to identify family circles and several female lines have had great success with this test. There is no project to join, but once you get your results in let us know and we'll help walk you through finding your Jean matches and determining which line you descend from (if you don't already know).
Note: Prices are current as of Dec 2015