Amazon Prime is a subscription service that includes free delivery and often that means one-day delivery, at least within the US.
On two days per year, known as Amazon Prime Day, subscribers get access to even better deals on Amazon items. Even if you’re not a prime member, you still receive the great prices, just not the free shipping.
Super prices coupled with free delivery make DNA kits even better values.
Check out the prices for the vendors products we know and love – you may come away with an amazing deal.
Family Tree DNA – ethnicity, DNA matching and includes free return postage within the US – $49 (discount is applied in the checkout to receive this price)
MyHeritage – ethnicity, DNA matching, and Theories of Family Relativity – $59
AncestryDNA – ethnicity, DNA matching and ThruLines – $49
23andMe Ancestry only – ethnicity, chromosome painting and DNA matching – $99 (apparently no sale price price)
23andMe Ancestry plus Health – above plus health information – $199. There is no sale price from 23andMe on Amazon but a reseller is offering this product for less. In the past, Ancestry in particular has had problems with kits sold through resellers being invalid when the purchaser wanted to activate the kit, with the code already having been used, so when I purchase on Amazon, I only purchase from the actual DNA vendor. You can do as you see fit:)
Free Gift From Me!
If you’re uncertain about what to do after you receive your DNA test results, you’re in luck, because in a few days ago I published DNA Results- First Glances at Ethnicity and Matching. In the next week or so, I’ll be publishing a First Steps article that will get you started with matching, using your results and why they are important.
Just open your new test results and follow along.
Like always, you can share with your family, friends and on social media – and it’s free.
If you want to educate yourself with a book, below you’ll find my favorite DNA books in no specific order. Note that two of these are brand new.
Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies by Debbie Parker Wayne (this is a brand new book published in March 2019)
Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger (published October 2016)
Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne (published January 2016)
DNA Guide for Adoptees by Brianne Kirkpatrick and Shannon Combs-Bennett (just released in May 2019)
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich (March 2018)
Yes, these are affiliate links. You save a bundle and I make a few cents for the effort of gathering this information in one place for you and publishing the article. Doesn’t cost you a penny – you don’t pay anything extra.
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