Sunday, November 18, 2012

Seeking John W. Festervan or Andrew Jack Festervan descendants

We continue to be on a brick road with our 
ancestor John W. FESTERVAN, born Holland in ca. 1818, a/k/a Festervand, Festebaun and a jillion other ways you can think to spell his name. 

Son: Andrew Jackson FESTERVAN
born 1839-MS, died aft 1910-Claiborne LA.

Below, my Great-great-grandmother
with her husband that my dad and others 
called "Grandpa Ike" (Isaac Elijah BEASLEY)  He was not dad's "real" Grandpa as we descend from her William W.MARTIN husband.

Grandpa Ike Beasley and Martha Ann 
Festervan Martin Beasley

Because after years of searching for John W.'s parents 
and we have no clues, I am seeking a Festervan
male cousin who has the "Festervan" or other variation 
name to do the Y-DNA testing while it's on sale.

I attending the Family Tree DNA conference a week or so ago.  
On November 11, 2012, as the 8th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference 
was coming to a close, FTDNA announced that several 
conference participants had asked when there would be a year-end sale.
In answer to that question, FTDNA announced "immediately".
See prices below. 

As we ended our 8th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference, several conference participants asked us to start our year-end sale as soon as possible. In answer to those requests we decided to start it immediately:
New KitsCurrent PriceSALE PRICE
Y-DNA 37$169$119
Y-DNA 67$268$199
mtFullSequence (FMS)$299$199
SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence)$548$398
Family Finder$289$199
Family Finder + mtDNAPlus$438$318
Family Finder + mtFullSequence$559$398
Family Finder + Y-DNA 37$438$318
Comprehensive (FF + FMS + Y-67)$837$597
UpgradesCurrent PriceSALE PRICE
Y-Refine 12-25 Marker$59$35
Y-Refine 12-37 Marker$109$69
Y-Refine 12-67 Marker$199$148
Y-Refine 25-37 Marker$59$35
Y-Refine 25-67 Marker$159$114
Y-Refine 37-67 Marker$109$79
Y-Refine 37-111 Marker$220$188
Y-Refine 67-111 Marker$129$109
mtFullSequence Add-on$289$199
To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the Order An Upgrade button in the upper right corner. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 11:59:00 PM CST TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.

If you're a Festervan researcher and have a male relative that will test, please contact me.  
Always Happy Hunting, 


  1. I am a Festervand and I would love to hear what you know about the family. My email is

  2. My Great grandmother Annie Eliza Festervan Teutsch's father was Andrew Jackson Festervan, who's father was John W. Festervan. Be glad to speak with you, my brother did DNA through Family Tree DNA but I'm not sure it will Show the Festervan's as Y Crom follows his father's line.