We knew it was coming, and it’s here. I just received this announcement from Family Tree DNA.
The Father’s Day Sale is Upon Us!
Beginning at midnight tonight (Wednesday, 6-15, Houston, TX, USA time) and running until 11:59 pm (CST) on Monday, June 20th, our Father’s Day Sale will be in effect, bringing discounts on upgrade pricing as promised, as well as some select testing bundles! Invoiced orders during the sale will also receive the sale pricing as long as the balance is paid by the end of the sale period.
Upgrades to existing kits are available at the following sale prices, in green, including mitochondrial DNA:
Click here to order beginning on Thursday, very first thing in the morning, right after midnight, at 12:01!!!
Ancestry Autosomal Transfer Update
As you probably know Ancestry recently changed their file format for their autosomal raw data files, and the new format of these files is currently not compatible with our system. We are working to adjust to make our system compatible with these files as soon as possible. We have this placed at a high priority so that those Ancestry testers who have tested under their new chip may transfer to our database.
Please note that this issue only affects those who have recently tested with Ancestry – people who have tested with Ancestry prior to the recent change in their testing chip are still able to transfer.
If you tested at Ancestry prior to about the middle of May, 2016, you tested on their old V1 chip and you can transfer your Ancestry autosomal data file to Family Tree DNA for “free,” but pay $39 to unlock the file for matching. And $39 is a whole lot less than $99 to retest. It’s a great value and Family Tree DNA has a chromosome browser and other tools for you to utilize. If you’d like to see more about the features and tools available to Family Tree DNA customers as well as transfer kits, click here.