The following is an announcement from Relative Genetics:
Relative Genetics Refines Web Site to Make Genetic Genealogy Accessible to Anyone Interested in Genetic Genealogy, Family History
Relative Genetics, a leading genetic genealogy testing company, today announced the release of its new, refined Web site. The site, found at www.relativegenetics.com, combines significantly enhanced functionality with increased usability.
Relative Genetics has been providing genetic testing services to the public since 2001 for the purpose of extending family history information. The field of genetic genealogy is expanding greatly and has become a reliable and significant tool that assists genealogists in furthering written genealogical records. Relative Genetics has made this technology readily available to anyone interested in genealogy as well as to the professional genealogist.
The Relative Genetics Web site is easily navigated through three main portals on the home page. Using these portals, visitors will find simple access to a comprehensive learning center, product listings and explanations, and fully interactive search features.
The site's learning center provides basic and in-depth information about DNA, genetic testing and the field of genetic genealogy. Once a person has experienced the learning center, then tests may be ordered from the product listing pages. Products are described in detail and are easy to purchase using the shopping cart feature found under each product listing. Easy-to-use DNA cheek cell collection kits are shipped within 48 hours; clients may return the swab specimens through regular mail or via an overnight carrier.
Testing is conducted in an accredited on-site, high capacity genetic testing facility and the results, in the case of the Y-chromosome paternal lineage test, are uploaded directly to the Relative Genetics database and the new Web site. Individuals may then choose to "login" and view their results online. Results are kept confidential and are only released to other Web site users at the discretion of the client or project coordinator.
Y-chromosome paternal line test results in the Relative Genetics database can now be searched using the Easy Y-Match(TM) or Exact Y-Match(TM) search engines. These two search functions will allow clients to identify other individuals with whom they may have a close genealogical connection. Web site visitors may also search for possible relatives using a basic surname search.
The improved flexibility of the Web site allows individuals to create new projects, participate as members in multiple projects, and accept project members who have been tested by organizations other than Relative Genetics. In addition, members of Group Projects will find that the color coding and sorting features of the group data table makes it easy to quickly identify relatives within their group.
Web site visitors are also granted convenient, effective access to the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation database (www.smgf.org), the world's leading database of correlated genetic and genealogical information.
The flagship product of the new Relative Genetics site is the paternal lineage Y-chromosome 43 marker test. In addition, Relative Genetics makes available its complete line of DNA testing services, including maternal lineage analysis using mitochondrial DNA, ancestral origins testing, and extended family testing for establishing biological relationships, such as grand-parentage, sibling-ship, and first cousin-ship.
"This new site represents a major step forward in our commitment to provide the most comprehensive genetic genealogy tools available to help our users explore their family histories, genetic relationships and identities," said Kathie Knoll, director of product development for Relative Genetics. "We are fully dedicated to maximizing the functionality and usability of the Relative Genetics site, and encourage the general public to make full use of the new site and begin to experience this great new technology that is being made available for the genealogical community."
Individuals are encouraged to contact Relative Genetics for further information by calling 800-956-9362 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Relative Genetics
Relative Genetics (www.relativegenetics.com) provides genetic testing solutions to help genealogists build the branches of their family trees. The company's comprehensive testing services allow private companies, individuals, family organizations and genealogists around the world to establish relationships and identity through DNA testing, genetic interpretation and genealogical analysis. Relative Genetics is noted for its industry-leading turnaround time and its skilled staff of molecular scientists and genetic genealogists. In collaboration with its affiliated organizations -- Sorenson Genomics and GeneTree -- Relative Genetics offers the most complete specialized genetic testing capabilities available under one roof for paternal and maternal lines, extended family and ancestral origins.