Tuesday, November 17, 2015

They're Here ... 2015 Holiday DNA Sales at Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has started its Holiday DNA Sales by putting its most popular tests on sale.

And if you currently have a DNA test, each week you will receive a mystery reward that can be used on any test OR on top of the already reduced sale prices. The mystery reward could be worth up to $75. To get your mystery reward you need to log into your FTDNA account or check your email.

Shipping and taxes are extra which vary depending on where the test is being shipped.

Family Tree DNA 2015 Holiday Sales include:

Family Finder Test (autosomal for male or female) regular price $99 ... now $89

Y37 Test (Y-DNA for males only) regular price $169 ... now $139
Y67 Test (Y-DNA for males only) regular price $268 ... now $228
Y111 Test (Y-DNA for males only) regular price $359 ... now $309

mtFull-Sequence Test (for males or females) regular price $199 ... now $169

Here's a summary about Family Tree DNA and some basics about DNA.

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has a large pool of potential matches which are somewhat international but not everyone is doing genealogy. FTDNA gives users a chromosome browser so you can compare and see which segments of DNA you have in common with a match or matches. And if you decide you want to add a different test from what you have taken (autosomal, Y-DNA or mtDNA test) the sample already submitted can be utilized, assuming no problems, without having to do another swab sample. Family Tree DNA is the only one of the three DNA companies doing Y-DNA (direct male-to-male) and mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA inherited from mother to child, also direct female-to-female) testing in addition to autosomal DNA testing. It also has user-administered testing/study groups for surname and geographic projects. FTDNA is also the only company accepting Autosomal DNA Transfers.

Generally, you only need to test one person for each maternal line. (If you test your Mom you don't need to test the mtDNA of you or your siblings unless there is question about maternity.) Males can take an mtDNA also because they inherited the mtDNA of their mother who inherited her mother's mtDNA, and she inherited her mother's mtDNA, etc. Males just don't pass on that mtDNA to their children.

Click on our label DNA to review past DNA sales announcements to compare this sale's savings offers with prior ones.

We will let you know if we hear of any other Holiday DNA sales.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library! 

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