Family Tree DNA announced that their Sizzling Summer Sale will end at midnight, Wednesday, August 31st, Houston (central) time.
This sale includes the lowest price ever for Family Finder – $69.
The best thing you can do for your autosomal DNA research, aside from testing yourself, is to test your closest relatives, in particular, the oldest generation who are closer, generationally speaking, to your ancestors. Test aunts, uncles, first cousins, anyone who is a known relative – except for your children who only received your DNA – so your children’s DNA won’t be helpful to your genealogy.
If your parents are available to test, test them as well. If your parents aren’t available, test your siblings, as their matches are as relevant to your genealogy as your own.
Think about who you’ll be seeing this fall and over the holidays. You can take the kits with you and have your relatives swab during a visit. That way, you can be sure swabbing happens and the kit is returned to the lab for processing. Oh, and by the way, these prices include return postage within the US.
|Product||Regular Price||Sale Price||Savings|
|Family Finder (FF)||$99||$69||$30|
|Comprehensive (FF+Y67+Full Mitochondrial)||$566||$499||$67|
|Family Finder+Full Mitochondrial||$298||$258||$40|
Bundles must remain bundles and cannot be split between multiple individuals. Only males can test for Y DNA, because only males have a Y chromosome. Females, however, can find males from the surname line they are interested in to test on their behalf – such as a father, brother or uncle.
The Y DNA test tests your direct paternal (surname) line, if you are a male. Tests for both genders include the mitochondrial test that tests your direct matrilineal line (mother’s mother’s mother’s line) and Family Finder that tests your autosomal DNA, matching you to cousins from any or all of your ancestral lines, plus provides ethnicity estimates. For a brief description of how these different kinds of tests work, click here.
Otherwise, click here to order and stock up on test kits. You can order the kits now, and enter the name of who they will be used for later. I keep a test kit in my purse and one in my car at all times. Yes, seriously. And I have used them unexpectedly. That’s called a golden opportunity and thank goodness I was prepared!
Here’s wishing you many golden opportunities!