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Ravenstonedale DNA project

Ravenstonedale DNA project

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the article and data that initiated the Ravenstonedale  project

our project page on the Family Tree DNA website

If you would like to find out more about the Ravenstonedale DNA Project, please send me the following details, making sure that you explain how your family is linked to Ravenstonedale:


IMPORTANT: We now have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in Europe in May 2018, relating to the information that is stored on our Mailing program at Mail Chimp.  If you request that your details are added to our mailing list, the information that will be on the Mail Chimp list will be only:

  • your NAME,


  • the DATE you joined the list, and

  • a NOTE setting out which Ravenstonedale Family you connect to and if you have taken a DNA test, whether it is a yDNA or Family Finder test.  


I use the Mail Chimp list to email occasional Newsletters (generally a maximum of three a year), to let members know about recent discoveries and information relating to the parish of Ravenstonedale and the old Ravenstonedale families. I never contact members by telephone or post (and in fact I only have access to postal addresses for those members who have opted to take a DNA test with Family Tree DNA).  The Ravenstonedale Mailing List will never be shared with any other organisation.


You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by clicking the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of every mailing.


Because I did not want to publish my email address on this website, this page used to include a Contact Form, that you could complete (with a box you could tick if you wished to join the mailing list), and it would automatically be sent to my inbox.  This worked well for many years, but suddenly I have started receiving reams of rather unpleasant spam emails.  


So I am trying another system ...

If you have any queries or corrections, or would like to share information about any of your Ravenstonedale ancestors, please send me the following information,  making sure that you explain which Ravenstonedale family interests you and exactly HOW you are connected to that family.


If you would like to be included on the Ravenstonedale Mailing List on Mail Chimp, you also need to include a statement confirming that YOU AGREE to your email address being added to this list under the GDPR regulations, as explained above.


In addition to telling me how you connect to Ravenstonedale, I need to know

- your full name,

- the country where you live, and

- your email address.


If you have taken a DNA test, please also include details of the type of test and the Company you tested with.

Please send all this information in an email, with the subject title "Ravenstonedale DNA Project - XXXX Family" to


sue dot mastel at one - name dot org


(removing all the spaces and replacing 'dot' and 'at' with the relevant symbols!)


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