Don't have a living male relative who can take a test?
Then the "General Fund" might be of interest. This fund allows us to subsidise testing for appropriate people who qualify to take a test and whose DNA might further our knowledge of the different Langton families, but who wouldn't otherwise consider taking a test. This fund is for people meeting one of the following criteria:
- 1. Static Populations. These are Langtons who live very close to a Langton settlement and have traced their family tree back several generations within the same area. These individuals are very valuable to the project because we know with a good degree of confidence that their family (and therefore, their DNA profile) originated from their local Langton village. Once we have that DNA profile associated with that village, we know other people with the same DNA profile (wherever they are in the world) trace back to the same family and the same village origin. This means that someone on the other side of the world who knows little about their family tree, can take a test, match with such an entry in our DNA Project and we can inform them with certainty which Langton village their family originally lived in and took their name from, as well as which trees in our family tree datbase are related to them in some way. The trouble is that these individuals already know where they came from, so they have less to gain from taking a test; this is why we may offer to subsidise tests for such people.
- 2. Lack of funds. We sometimes hear from people who are really interested but who can't raise the funds to purchase a test. We try to help by informing them of sales and by offering them any coupons that FTDNA give us which might offer a discount. However, the general fund would allow us to further subsidise a test if we think their DNA may further the overall knowledge on the Langtons.
To donate to the Langton project General Fund, click this link to FTDNA's General Fund page and follow the instructions on the page, selecting the "Langton/Lenton" group name as the recipient from the dropdown list. The donation will then show up in the project's General Fund. It can only be used by us as the project administrators.
If you have any preference for how your donation to the fund is used, then we will use it specifically as you request. For instance, you may want to fund those who meet the first criteria above, but not the second. Or vice versa. Or perhaps you already know which Langton family you belong to and you are interested in funding only people who trace back to the same family. No problem; just let us know if you have any preference.