We invite you to join our community of relatives and friends exploring their genetic ancestry through DNA testing. You can join with their credit card at the $175 Genetic Ancestry membership level. You will receive a complimentary gift AncestryDNA kit or similar kit, as our thank you. Your membership will be supporting our nonprofit. You will also receive our printed or online newsletter and invitations to our special events. You may also ask for guidance on the use of many additional tools to explore and interpret your genetic history. We do not sell or resell genetic ancestry kits. You receive a genetic ancestry kit as a thank you gift for joining our nonprofit at this membership level.
Our genetic ancestry members benefit from the option of comparing and contrasting their ethnic information. Sharing helps us to better understand how ancestral genes are passed down and how it is possible for someone to be a different percentage of a certain nationality than their full siblings. We welcome people of any nationality into our genetic ancestry group. Currently we do have somewhat more experience with Scandinavian, German, Irish, Scotch and English genetic ancestry.
We have much ongoing research into area genealogy, with a Spring Grove and surrounding area tree of over 65,000 people. This area tree goes back hundreds of years. We have some trees going back over a thousand years.
Please note that we do not currently ship genetic ancestry kits outside of the United States.
Click on the Donate button below and enter in $175 to join with hundreds of other Giants members in our Genetic Ancestry Group, and jump start your journey into the past.
If you need assistance, please email us. We can contact you later and even take your credit card information over the phone.
6 Replies to “Join our Genetic Ancestry Group”
I am interested in genetic ancestry and want to know what is included in your complimentary AncestryDNA kit.
Hello Lora Lee,
Our genetic ancestry membership ($175) currently includes a complimentary AncestryDNA kit, as a thank you. As I am also a Genetics professor, I can also help you to get the most out of your genetic ancestry experience. If I don’t happen to be here, Stacy can also make sure you know how to get the most our of your results. If you live in the area, you can stop in and I can get you onto Gedmatch.com, which allows you to compare yourself with those individuals who have also tested with 23andme and Family Tree DNA and have uploaded to the Gedmatch site. We have a tier one membership to that and are also developing our own Triangulation methods, so we can also help you out with analyzing your various DNA. After a few hours of assisting you, which is part of your Genetic Ancestry membership, we generally appreciate a donation to the Genetic Genealogy department of Giants equivalent to $15/hour to help compensate Giants for our time for members, and $25/hour for nonmembers.–Johnathan Storlie, PhD
Is there a way to join without the AncestryDNA kit, as I have already purchased one from Ancestry?
Here is a link to many different membership options. You can also call our Heritage Center at 507-498-5070 if you would like to set up an appointment to interpret your DNA results or get them onto Gedmatch.com. https://springgrovemnheritagecenter.org/join-today/
Do I need to call and set up an appt. for a DNA Ancestry study?
Calling ahead helps us know not to plan any other meetings during the time you visit us, but don’t hesitate to stop in as we almost always have someone available who can sign you up and help you get your genetic analysis going whenever we are open, M-Sat.