Family Tree DNA has blown the doors off the pricing of mitochondrial DNA full sequence testing this time – but just for a limited time. This is only a weekend sale and it ends April 1.
To put this in perspective, when I purchased the full sequence test, a few years ago, the price of the test was just south of a grand. Today, if you order the full sequence test, it’s only $139, reduced from $199. There’s no need anymore to consider testing at the lower levels. The only reason to have ever tested at lower levels was price – and now that’s not a consideration anymore.
If you have already tested at the HVR1 or HVR2 levels, there are sales on upgrades to the MEGA, or full sequence test.
- mtHVR1toMEGA Upgrade – Was $149 US Now $99 US
- mtHVR2toMEGA Upgrade – Was $159 US Now $89 US
Your mitochondrial DNA will track your direct matrilineal line – meaning that of your mother, her mother, her mother right on up your family tree – like a laser light beam – back beyond surnames into the mists of history. Your mitochondrial line is shown by the red circles, below. Everyone, males and females, carry mitochondrial DNA – so everyone can take this test.
Who were your people? Where were they from? What can we tell about them and their migration and settlement patterns and history? Those secrets are all held in your mitochondrial DNA, passed from an entire series of female ancestors directly to you.
To not test your mitochondrial DNA is to not open the door of discovery readily available to you! And who among genealogists doesn’t want to know about their ancestors? Most of us want to know every scrap available, and mitochondrial DNA is a very big piece of your own personal family history, compliments of your maternal ancestors!
I’ve written several articles on my blog about mitochondrial DNA in different contexts.
One of my favorite, though, is about my own journey of mitochondrial discovery.
CeCe Moore also wrote an article today about mitochondrial DNA testing.
But you’ll have to hurry to get this price. The sale ends on April 1, at 11:59 PM, Central Time – and that’s no April Fool joke! Click here to order a new test or sign on to your personal page and click on “upgrade” if you have already tested at the HVR1 or HVR2 levels.