Here is the list of my DNA tests so far

BigY-500 4/19/2018
Big-Y study 12/20/2017
MyHeritage DNA 10/1/2017
LivingDNA 6/9/2017
Helix – National Genographic 2+ 12/13/2016
Yfull analysis 5/28/2015
Big Y 3/18/2015
Y-DNA 111 12/15/2014
PF1023 4/27/2014
L163 4/27/2014
britainsdna 36717 10/31/2013
mtFull Sequence 4/18/2013
23 and me upgrade 1.0-v3 3/4/2013
Genographic 2.0 Transfer 12/12/2012
Genographic 2.0 10/7/2012
Family Finder 12/21/2011
AncestryDNA autosomal 11/1/2011
Deep Clade-R 1/15/2009
Original 23andme 1/1/2008
Genographic Project 1/1/2005
Y-DNA37 12/15/2003
Y-DNA67 6/21/2003
CTS4299 6/9/2003
Y-HAP-Backbone 2/27/2003
mtDNA 11/8/2002
mtDNA Plus 10/30/2002
Kit Ordered 9/25/2002
Y-DNA25 9/25/2002
mtDNA 9/25/2002

Merry Christmas

This year we have much to celebrate on our Rader Genealogical research. My book on “How to do a Y-DNA Study” is now available on That book includes the actual results for 4 male “descendants of Casper Rader 1732-1812 Wythe county, Virginia”
There are several unhappy purchasers who gave the book one star which has killed sales. I don’t understand their complaints but maybe the second edition will be more to their liking? You could also place a review there and give prospective buyers a reason to want the book!
From page 81 od the book
With all four tests we get an estimation of under 300 years you’ll also notice that my test and Alton’s tests both show a distance of zero snips where Harry’s test shows four steps in Earl’s test shows one snip. And if you refer to the tree you remember that Harry is upstream from me, so they are saying Harry has four snips off of the average and I, a person who is in the same branch of the same tree and further down the tree has fewer snips as in zero snips.

Age with 4 Big-Y tests 269 ybp

Relating this back to our genealogy
Casper was born 285 ybp

I used to publish this book. It cuts the cost in half which also brings the price way down. If I published it at it would sell for more than $40. This copy is now available at for $22. If you have already purchased a copy please give me feedback. It would be helpful if you would write a Customer review. I plan to create a more complete second edition in 2018 and would incorporate your suggestions in that work.
How to do a Y-DNA study: including Next Generation Sequencing Which can contain atDNA, STR Y-DNA and SNP Y-DNA Jun 22, 2017 by James Lee Rader Paperback
$22.00 Prime

I used to publish the book “Casper Rader 1732-1812 Wythe county, Virginia” paperback, 362 Pages price: $32.50 at If I get real ambitious I may create a new paperback version of this book with a chapter summarizing his Y-DNA late in 2018 and also publish it with createspace which would make it available on Amazon Prime also!

The first 3 generations of Casper Rader’s Descendants. He is found first on the ship Edinberg in 1750 Pennsylvania. He lives in Lebanon county and Cumberland county Pennsylvania during the Rev War — — His children are in Greene County Tennessee and other places. The major improvement over earlier versions is the inclusion of $3,000 of land research. The land they lived on is plotted on Quad maps in detail sufficient for you to go right to each place they lived —- visit my website at for more details

Rader DNA study progress

An update to my Rader DNA collaborators
1. I am becoming more active in the one-name society of Britain. Their idea is that to figure out your relatives in a particular surname you should survey the whole world for occurrences of that surname. They offer many inexpensive courses at . I am currently taking their Introduction to One-Name Studies (901) course. I will share my report with you when I complete it.
2. The privacy rights advocators are active in Europe which will make it more difficult to contact potential relatives in Europe. They believe that everyone should be able to opt out of every relationship. The further believe that everyone has the right to be forgotten. I expect to get a copy of an agreement for your approval as soon as I find one!
On 25th May GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – will come into force in the European Union. Although the UK is leaving the European Union in 2019, the legislation will also apply to the UK and will be enshrined in UK law through the new Data Protection Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. Although this is an EU regulation, it applies to companies and organisations worldwide which have customers or members in the EU, though it is not at all clear how the EU will be able to enforce the regulation in practice in countries over which it has no jurisdiction. Nevertheless, most big companies outside the EU are taking the legislation seriously and it has already had the benefit of encouraging large American companies like Facebook and Google to improve their previously lax attitudes to privacy.

However, while the aims of GDPR are sound, the legislation is hitting small companies and volunteer organisations particularly hard. Valuable volunteer time is being taken up in interpreting and enacting the requirements. GDPR sets a high bar for consent, and all consents have to be GDPR compliant. Although fresh consent is not always necessary, some organisations have decided to take no chances and have sought renewed consent regardless. Like everyone else, I have been bombarded with e-mails from companies and organisations asking me to give consent to receive e-mails and newsletters that I’ve already asked to receive. There have been endless other e-mails informing me of updated privacy policies. With the best will in the world I simply do not have the time or inclination to read all the fine details of these thousands of new policies, which rather defeats the object of the requirement for informed consent.
3. I am also taking another course to become more versed in DNA from that course is “Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators” by American Museum of Natural History
4. As if that was not enough I am also trying to become more versed in Early Human History so that I can understand the Anthropologist input to the DNA field. The great courses are the source for these 24 lesson video courses
a. Development of European Civilization
b. Late Middle Ages
c. The Celtic World
d. How the Crusades Changed History
e. Vikings
f. Ancient world
g. Mideval Europe
h. The rise of humans
i. Human prehistory
My published books are at and

I have placed 4 videos about our Rader DNA project on my youtube channel at
please give me feedback about these videos