Inviting all surname variants to become involved in the Avent/Avance Y-DNA Group Study.
If you are unfamiliar with Y-DNA Genetic Genealogy, it is based on the biological fact that a man's Y Chromosome is passed down intact from fathers to sons, generation after generation, with only occasional mutations. Therefore men who share a common paternal-line ancestor will have identical or highly similar Y-DNA Markers.
Family Tree DNA is currently offering their tests at deeply discounted prices, which is allowing many to get involved who were not able to before. But the discounted prices are only in effect through August 2008.
We have created a Surname Group Project for the Avent/Avance surnames, which includes the variants: Avents, Aven, Avens, Avants, Avan, and possibly even some with the surname Evans.
Due to the nature of these studies, the more who are involved, the more conclusions can be drawn from the data.
To join the project, please come to our Surname Group Page at:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/avance
and follow the link in the upper left that says "REQUEST TO JOIN THIS GROUP"
But act quickly, because the discounted prices are only good through the end of August.