IN THE NEWS
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!
I'm home from having a softball-sized hunk of my left thigh excised to remove a sarcoma and a margin of healthy tissue. I haven't seen the pathology report, but the surgeon said in a short email today that it said the entire tumor was removed and I'm cancer free. Something to be thankful for indeed.
DNA Test SaleFamilyTreeDNA is having their annual holiday sale. Follow the link for details. The 37-marker Y-chromosome test is $119, which is I believe what the the 12-marker test cost when the Slaven DNA Project started. No Y-DNA upgrades are included in the sale (such as going from 25 to 67 markers). They do have an interesting special on their Family Finder test, which is an autosomal "all ancestor" test that may help you find genetic cousins. The price was cut to $99 a few months ago, and during the sale, FTDNA is giving a $100 Restaurant.com gift card with the test. If you're interested, be sure to check out the Restaurant.com website to see what restaurants in your area participate, and what the restrictions may be (i.e. you may have to purchase a minimum of $37.50 in food at a restaurant to use a $25 gift certificate). I've had FTDNA's Family Finder test and the equivalent at 23andMe, and can answer questions about how it may help your research. But it's not the type of test used for a surname project like the Slaven DNA Project.
Because of cancer diagnosis, I've had to withdraw from the Be The Match marrow regitsry program. I'd like to recruit two people to take my place! Click on the Be The Match logo below to learn more about this worthy program.
I hope to get up additional news items and obituaries and death notices while I'm recovering from surgery.
My thanks to Jay Slavin of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Jim Slavin of Phoenix, Arizona, for volunteering to act as co-administrators of the Slaven DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA. I'll still be guiding the project, but the addition of the co-administrators allows the project to continue should I need to take time away from the internet.
Not so new any longer, but a section has been added to the website, dealing with Australian heavyweight boxer Frank Slavin. All 16 chapters of Frank's life story from an Australian newspaper in 1926 have been posted, along with some information on Frank's Irish heritage.
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